Are you looking for the perfect nursery for your little one? With our September Open Days fast approaching, there is no better time to make the first step in discovering so much more about our nurseries and joining the Kids Planet family.
Choosing a nursery is no easy task for parents, who might ask: How do I know it’s the right one for me and my child? Do the childcare hours work with my schedule? Can the nursery staff provide special care for my child?
There’s only one sure way to decide if you like a nursery, and that is to see it in person. Visiting a nursery in person will allow you the opportunity to meet the staff, find out more about them and their experience, and ensure the setting is clean, safe and well-equipped.
When you go to the open day, consider bringing a friend or family member with you, as well as your child. This will allow you to get a second opinion on the nursery and your child will have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the setting.
Attending the nursery before booking your place means that your child can get familiar with their new environment. We think it’s important for both parents and children to get a feel for the setting and meet the team to put any anxious minds at rest.
If your child seems particularly nervous about going to nursery, whether it’s for fear of meeting new people or simply leaving the comfort of their home, it can be helpful to visit the setting before their first day.
When you visit a nursery, it’s the perfect opportunity to get answers to questions you couldn’t find online or need to further discuss, and really get a feel for the nursery.
Do the children have access to an outdoor space, and if they don’t have access, then how do the staff incorporate outdoor time into the children’s day? Is there a warm, welcoming, and positive atmosphere?
Some common things to enquire about are:
Here are some more of the most commonly asked questions we get from parents:
At the heart of everything we do are the children in our care, and ensuring families feel secure and at home within our nurseries. We understand and support funding for families, offering tax-free funded childcare places as well as so much more – including our all-inclusive nursery fees that cover nutritious meals, nappies, baby formula, and baby wipes.
Step into your nearest Kids Planet nursery to meet our wonderful teams, have a show round of the nursery and ask as many questions as you like – whether that’s about settling in, our delicious homecooked meals, free funded places, outdoor learning, additional support, or anything else!
To book your time slot, you can either contact your chosen nursery in advance by phone or email or secure your place by completing the form below. Booking an open day appointment is advised but walk-ins are welcome.