Choosing the right Pre-School

Parents always want what is best for their children so it goes without saying that picking the right pre school is probably one of the most important decisions you will make. Here at Tadpoles we wanted to give you some sound advice and help on what to think about when you come to picking the right pre school for your children.

So to start is it important for the pre school to be near to home?

Maybe it needs to be near to your workplace?

Are you looking for mornings, afternoons or both?

Are childcare vouchers involved?

Answering these core questions will help you narrow your search down quite quickly and enable you to do a search for the immediate pre schools that are available to you.

Due diligence is important so it is a great idea to reach out to other parents and even teachers to ask questions and get a general feel for the pre school before you even make your official enquiry. Also checking reviews online will give you a way of finding what other people think of the pre schools you may have selected.

Arrange a visit with the pre school so that you can familiarise yourself with the surroundings –

Do they make you feel comfortable?

Do the staff have relevant qualifications?

How does the school handle discipline procedures?

What safety precautions are in place?

Is the pre school accredited?

What payment options are in place and what are the costs involved?

These are a few basic things you should be thinking about and we are sure there is a lot more (why not send your questions in) that you can think of but it could be a great starting point.

One thing to remember is that choosing a pre school for your child should not be an over whelming task but it is important that you feel confident that your child will get a great start. If your looking for more advice or would like to find out more about Tadpoles pre-school why not get in touch today on 01252 871995.