If you're thinking of sending your child to nursery have you considered the benefits of a childminder as an alternative?
Registered childminders are trained practitioners who, in England, have to be registered with Ofsted. Indeed, 92% of childminders are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. They deliver exactly the same Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum as nurseries and pre-schools.
Your child will also benefit from personalised care, as childminders in England usually have no more than three children under five years. This allows for plenty of individual attention, time, and lots of opportunities for outings.