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Friday, 19 April 2019

6 Things To Consider Before Choosing Your Child's Nursery

One of the most important decisions of your child's life is deciding where they're going to be going to school or nursery. Whether they're a couple of months away from going or a few years off, you need to ensure you're making the best possible decision. With so many things to consider, that decision can be an incredibly difficult one to make. To help, here are six things you need to consider before choosing your child's nursery: 

If You're Going Private, What Is Your Budget?

If you're going to be putting your child into a private nursery, you need to decide what your overall budget is. Private education can be costly so setting yourself a budget will give a good idea of what's to come. Research the local nurseries in your area and their average costs, setting yourself a budget that reflects the schools you'd like them to attend the most. For tips and tricks when it comes to setting a budget, you can visit this site here.

How Will You Get To Nursery Every Day?

Although the nursery you choose will be within your allocated district, there may still be a little bit of distance between you and the school. If you've already chosen the place you're going to go, you need to ensure you have also worked out a route there each and every day. Whether you walk, drive or take the bus - you need to be sure it's a route you can easily do with children in tow.

Have You Done Your Research When It Comes To Reviews?

If you've managed to narrow your choices down to just two or three places, you may want to consider looking at the reviews of the nursery. There are plenty of places to find reviews for schools and nurseries online, all of which will be given by people whose children have attended them. They'll be honest, in-depth and will give you the best possible idea of what the place is like. Remember to keep an open mind whilst looking, as often one or two bad reviews does not mean a place should be discounted. For more information when it comes to reading reviews online, you can read this site here.

Do The Timings Match Up With Your Work Hours?

Although most nurseries are open similar hours, you need to be sure they match up to your work schedule. Whether it's tieing in the times you drive to and from work every day or you're able to get childcare for part of the day, ensuring you're children are dropped off and picked up on time is vital for their education.

What Rating Does The Nursery Have?

When looking for nurseries to attend you will be able to find their overall rating as given to them by the government. They will have regular test and visits to ensure they're up to the correct standard, with a score given to them each and every time. Whilst this isn't an indication of the standards of education your child will receive, it is an indication of the overall experience they will have. It reflects the quality of the building, the quality of the staff and the quality of the facilities available. For more information, you can visit Wandsworth Nursery.

 Have You Been For A Test Visit?

Finally, once you have made a decision about the nursery you would like your child to attend, you will need to go for a test visit where you and your child both spend a couple of hours meeting the staff and testing out the facilities. This will give you the best possible chance to see whether or not it's a great fit and will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. If you find it's not a great fit, you'll be able to find out before you make any final commitments.

Are you sending your child to nursery soon? What do you need to think about beforehand? Let me know in the comments section below.

K Elizabeth xoxox

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