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.
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.