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The Benefits of Nursery Posted On

Picking the correct childcare is one of the biggest choices parents will have to make when returning to work and choosing what is best for your child is a task that requires a lot of thought, time and research. There are many options available such as expert advice, numerous articles to read, friends to speak to and social media which can all help you make that decision. However, to complete thorough research it is important to visit a variety of settings, ask questions, look at the surroundings and most importantly see whether the children are happy and engaged.

 

No-one can tell you whether your child should go to a nursery, childminder or stay home with a nanny, it is dependent on so many personal factors and the needs of every family differs.

 

There are several personal skills that are encouraged in a nursery and being able to develop social skills is a big advantage, form relationships with friends and peers, learning to share and taking turns, and respecting the feelings of others. Our nursery has rules which the children help to draw up and from an early age, they have a real understanding of appropriate behaviour and how to treat other people. We also encourage independence so that when they start school they are confident individuals, from dressing themselves to holding a pencil and feeding themselves.

 

We have all read about play and just how important it is for the developing mind of a child. Through play, a child learns literacy, communication and social skills amongst the many other benefits. It is therefore exceptionally valuable and whichever childcare route you decide to take we would expect play to be a large part of the day. In our nurseries.

we really encourage child led play to allow the children to build confidence and independence. It is wonderful to observe their creativity and curiosity without a care in the world. Nurseries can provide a real variety of daily activities that have been carefully planned and tailored to each individual child.

 

Not only do you get the expertise of the team but also a key person who works individually with your child, continuously observing and planning specific activities to interest and support your child then transferring outcomes to written reports so that you are fully updated on progress and any potential areas that require support. When a child leaves to go to school they receive their ‘Learning Journey’ a great keepsake which showcases their progress made – a lovely and memorable journal.

 

Nurseries should also provide plenty of outdoor play and exercise, not only do the children love to jump around but it is so important to develop a healthy approach to life.

 

The Management Team take a hands-on approach and can often be found observing in the rooms and suggesting ways of improvement. We encourage all staff to keep up to date with the latest research through in-house training courses and to complete further qualifications – so you can be assured that your child is being looked after by qualified individuals who have your child’s best interests at heart. Moreover, look for a nursery who have SENCO (special needs) specialists and can, therefore, engage and nurture every individual child whatever their requirements.

 

We have highlighted just some of the main benefits of attending a nursery that should provide you with some useful advice. Whatever your choice we do hope your children enjoy their time, are nurtured in a safe environment and wish you the very best for your exciting journey ahead.

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