Choosing childcare for your child can be an overwhelming experience because there is so much to think about. Does it suit your needs as a family, are the fees manageable, could you imagine your child being happy there? This could be the first time you are leaving your child so feeling confident in the decision you are making can sometime feel unimaginable.
Here are some top tips to help you when looking around different settings.
A friendly welcome for you and your child
Busy, relaxed children who seem happy and purposeful
Lots of different fun activities that are available all day
Quiet areas so your child has somewhere to relax
Activities that are planned around your child's interests
Trained and experienced staff who respond to your child's individual needs
A well resourced outside area available for your child throughout the day
Warm and happy staff that show genuine affection for your child
Lots of opportunities for your child to visit and get used to the new setting before starting
Different avenues to speak to staff freely about your child on a daily basis
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