What to look for when choosing your early years setting:
|1:3 for babies |
|1:4 for children |
|1:8 for children |
Try and give yourself enough time to visit several possible options in your area to get a good idea of what could suit your child. Don't forget you are the expert on your child and trust your feelings. It can be a good idea to take your child with you to see how staff talks to them. Try to go when children are there so you can see if they are calm, happy and busy.
Good luck and remember; most parents find that choosing childcare is a difficult process, both practically and emotionally. Being prepared will at least get you off to a good start.
For further information on childcare in your area, contact Early Years on 028 9066 2825 or your local Health and Social Services Trust Early Years Team.