Choosing the right nursery for your child is an important decision and it can take a lot of research to find the perfect fit for your family.
To help you weigh up the pros and cons of nursery, Manor House School has offered the following helpful advice.
The pros of nursery
Nursery is the first stepping stone in your child’s educational journey and usually their first step away from home. Early years teaching is an ideal way to build a structured learning routine.
At Manor House School, all of our nursery staff are fully trained and work as a team. This means there are always lots of helping hands to deliver a safe and nurturing environment. Our staff are also passionate about providing a happy and stimulating setting for children to play and develop.
There are many learning activities available at nursery. These are carefully planned to keep children active and engaged. These activities are also used to help develop the essential skills required to move on to school as confident and motivated learners.
Activities your child may take part in at a day nursery include painting, drawing, singing, dancing, story time, cooking and even yoga!
Your child will also play and learn in a group setting, which is great for developing social skills, making friends and building confidence.
Children are usually divided into small working groups, and each child is appointed their own key member of staff who can record their progress.
The cons of nursery
Nurseries are not always flexible when it comes to session days and times. This is important to check if you only wish to book one morning session a week for example.
Nurseries usually have set opening and closing times, which you will need to adhere to and some charge for missed sessions or lateness.
Many nurseries close for the school holidays, which can be around six weeks in the summer. For working parents, these periods will need to be covered by additional childcare.
At nursery, your children are more likely to catch more germs and viruses, such as colds and tummy bugs. This is because of close contact with other children on a daily basis.
Share your thoughts
Does your child attend nursery? Or did you decide against it? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Manor House School.