As your child’s first real step into the outside world (and their first taste of education), searching for their preschool can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience. Are they going to be safe? Will they settle in well? What will they be taught?
With so many questions floating around in your head, it can be tough to know where to start – but we’re here to help. Here are four key steps to make your search that much easier.
Do your research
To begin with, do some research online and take a look at each of your options. It might be helpful to make a list detailing the potential pros and cons of each, allowing you to compare them and come up with a shortlist.
Take the time to thoroughly research the provider, the setting and the facilities on offer – most preschools should have plenty of information available on their website nowadays.
Look at reviews and get recommendations
A crucial step: getting an outside opinion. The preschool may seem good at first glance, but what do parents think of it? Sites like daynurseries.co.uk are great for this – they make it easy for parents to leave comprehensive reviews and ratings, so you can easily filter out the providers with questionable scores.
Once you’ve got a shortlist, get in touch with each preschool to arrange visits. It’s vital to get a feel for the setting in person and speak to the staff face to face. Can you envision your child being happy there? That’s the question you’ll hopefully be able to answer after your visit.
While you’re there – and after your visit – don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions. From funding to activities, curriculum to food options, it’s important to get all your questions answered before you commit to sending your child there.
Speak to us today!
If you’re looking for a top-rated preschool in Peterborough or Lincolnshire, look no further than Stars Day Nurseries. View our range of settings today or book a visit to one of our award-winning locations.