If your child is reaching nursery school age, you may be wondering how to choose the best nursery for preschool for your child. Preschool is the first step toward your child’s academic journey and can serve as the basis for all future learning.
Aside from starting to learn the basics like the alphabet and numbers, Wimbledon Nursery Schools such as Wimbledon Day Nursery teach important social skills like how to be independent, make new friends, how to share, and how to follow directions.
We’ve compiled a preschool checklist for parents on how to choose the best nursery schools for your child. We hope you find it helpful.
Nursery Visit Checklist on How to Choose a Nursery in the UK
Consider Transportation and Distance
A preschool close to where you live and work may make it easier for your child to develop the friendships they make in school, to arrange playdates, and attend birthday parties in the neighbourhood.
Ask about all the available options for school hours and decide which one will work best for your child. Most preschools offer both half-day and full-day options.
Do a Site Visit
At some point, doing a site visit to all your potential choices is necessary.
Visit the class that your child would be attending to meet the teacher.
Stay to observe the class environment to get a real sense of how the class runs.
Take note of the teacher to student ratio and how the classroom is set up for student activities.
Tour the school to check out the playground and facilities and keep an eye out for any safety concerns.
After you’ve done a visit and narrowed down your choices, bring your child to the school to visit and observe too. A visit can greatly help your child start to understand what preschool is all about and get comfortable.
Consider Your Child’s Happiness
Preschool should be a place where your child can discover a love for school, make friends, and above all, have fun.
There are many options for nurseries in Wimbledon. When choosing a nursery school, the most important factor is that it’s a perfect fit for you and your child. Wimbledon Day Nursery is one of the best nurseries in Wimbledon and we welcome you to come and visit our Wimbledon nursery to see our facilities and meet our amazing staff.