FAQs

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View typical FAQ’s here and feel more at ease. Choosing a day nursery for the first time can be a little daunting and we understand that you will probably have lots of questions. We will be happy to answer them personally but in the meantime you may find some useful answers in our Parent FAQs below.

We recommend as soon as possible to secure your place as the nurseries can fill up very fast.

There are a few options, you can contact our Nursery by telephone or email to arrange a tour of the nursery and complete the paperwork. Alternatively, you can book a place via our online booking form, and complete application form. 

To ensure a smooth transition into nursery we recommend at least 2/3 settling-in visits for all children to enable them to adapt to their new surroundings and to meet staff and children in the room. Where possible, we suggest this is done over 2 weeks to ensure there is time if required, to increase the number of visits.

  • A recent photograph of your child, not passport size.
  • A named bag, not too large (not plastic or drawstring)
  • A change of clothes, including underwear if potty training. Please include wellies, rain coats, sunscreen and hats (suitable for the season). Please label.
  • EpiPen or any other type of long term medicine if your child has an allergy or medical condition which requires this. Medicine needs to be prescibed and labelled with name and instructions clear.

OFSTED inspections take place approximately once every cycle, this is normally between 2 and 5 years. New settings are inspected with 2½ years of opening.

We are open from 7:30am to 6pm. Our nursery is open 52 weeks of the year and only closed for bank holidays.

Yes, all staff have to have a DBS check completed when they first start at Hamilton Day Nursery. DBS checks are then renewed every two years.

Our staff are qualified to Level 3 in childcare or higher. Staff who do not hold a level 3 qualification are currently studying towards one.

We hold regular first aid courses throughout the nursery group for all our staff and our aim is to ensure everyone is first aid trained.

Yes, we offer FREE funded places for eligible 2 year olds and 3-4 year olds are eligible for 15 and 30 hours free childcare.

Such a welcoming place and very polite staff. My daughter is always happy to attend the nursery, updates regularly on the app for parents who worry like me constantly which is very comforting. Overall great nursery wouldn’t go elsewhere 👍🏻
- Sophia Pearman -
Very nice staff, nice environment, my son is always so happy when he comes to Hamilton nursery, and I’m always getting updates on what he’s doing through the day which eases my mind, couldn’t recommend a better nursery!
- Sophie Louise Hayes -
My daughter has been here since the beginning of December and I couldn’t fault it at all! She absolutely loves being here and has developed so much! I get updates daily of my daughters day and we love to come home and discuss about what she has been learning and how much fun she has had!
- Sian Marie Myring -
My littlest one has such fun days and always comes back happy and usually messy which to me means she's had a great day. all the staff really are so friendly and interact with everyone. the change over was a bit nerve wracking at first but there's a great team there long may it continue well done guys!
- Laura Kathleen Richards -
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