Finding a good and top-quality nursery for your kid can be a very difficult task for parents. There are a lot of things to look for and to keep in mind to ask them questions when you visit a nursery. How would you know if your kid will be happy or not? Will the employees cater for your kid’s needs and necessities? Will the management provide feedback of how your kid is doing? What if your kid doesn’t like it and if yes what are the reasons? As a parent, one should make up a shortlist of nurseries by using information from your references and local family information service. Keep in mind to check; the hours that a nusery can provide, the hourly, daily or weekly cost and if they have different places available for your kid.
It is a good idea and practice to visit several nurseries and ask different questions in person about the Nursery. It might be helpful to take a friend or your kid on these visits which will help you decide. The nursery must have trained and experienced employees who are ready to learn and respond to your kid’s needs. It should be a safe and a very clean place plus welcoming including a friendly ideas of outside play space. They must have idea of cultural sensitivity and responsiveness to kid’s daily life. The employees and group of kids should reflect local and cultural groups. There should be different fun activities which should be planned each day. Childminders, nurseries and preschool clubs, all should plan their days with kid’s interests and energy in mind and body. Different planned exercise and games or quiet times are for relaxing the mind and body which is very important. There should be a big warm welcome for you and your kid.
You should also ask; what is the ratio of employee that they have to care and entertain per kid? How many kids do they care for at the moment? What qualifications or experience do they have for employees? What are the daily routines for kids? How can they incorporate your kid’s with other kid’s routines? Do they operate a key employee or if one member of employee has different responsibilities for your kid? What are their policies on good or bad discipline and how do they manage kid’s different behaviour, specially, on the first day? Do they provide meals, snacks, nappies, etc. or will the parents need to provide these things for them?