Choosing Childcare

Helpful tips on choosing the right childcare for your child.

Not all children are suited to Day Nurseries. Some will settle better in a one-to-one environment such as a childminder.

When viewing Day Nurseries, turn up unannounced so that you can see the nursery for what it is and so nothing has been specially prepared for you. Always bring someone with you, they may see things that you don’t.

Prepare any questions in advance because they will be easier to remember if you have them written down.

Try to visit more than one nursery so that you can compare.

We have included some useful links to other websites that may be of interest:


Office for Standards in Education


SureStart is the Government’s programme to deliver the best start in life for every child by bringing together early education childcare health and family support.

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