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When to start looking at nurseries

Having a child is one of the most rewarding experiences. But, statutory maternity leave only lasts for a maximum of 52 weeks. Eventually, it may be time to go back to work. Finding the right nursery at that point may be leaving it too late.

Often the first step for finding a nursery is to search online. Looking at the nursery website and Facebook page can provide an insight into the nursery, what they offer and also some of the activities the children get involved in. Their latest Ofsted report can also provide a useful insight into the nursery and also reviews from parents at the nursery. Each individual nursery will have its own personality. You can also ask neighbours, family and friends with children if they have any recommendations but more often it comes down to the feeling you get when you visit the nursery. If the owners of the nursery are very involved in the daily running standards may be higher than if it is run by managers given it is their own business so their additional care and attention may be noticeable. It’s important not to rush into this decision; early education in nursery is a benefit to children's development so you need to feel confident you’ve made the right choice.

There’s no definitive date on when to start looking for a day nursery. Some people recommend looking as early as during pregnancy. Our best advice to parents is that you should look for nursery places as soon as possible or when you feel ready to do so.

@BananaMoon - 4 months ago

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We are open 7.30am - 6.30pm


Banana Moon Day Nursery, 39 Northenden Road

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