Going to visit a nursery tomorrow
Jun 23, 2010 2:39PM
We're going to have a look at a nursery tomorrow and I was just wondering what types of things I should be asking/looking for?
Any thoughts/ideas would be really appreciated!
Jun 23, 2010 2:12PM
Most nurseries now keep records of how the children have learnt and developed over time using photos and written observations of them at play. In hampshire they are called 'learning journeys' for some reason, but not sure if this is a term used generally! If you asked to look at one child's record, that would give you an insight into the different opportunities and experiences the nursery provide. But really I think you will get a feeling when you walk in, imo the good nurseries have a lovely relaxed atmosphere and the children are settled and have good relationships with the adults and each other. M x
Jun 23, 2010 2:39PM
Brilliant, thanks so much both of you. Samuel's mum - those questions are excellent, and I know the answer to a lot of them from looking on their website so it's good to know that they are doing some of the right things already!
Manicmiz, totally agree about getting a 'feeling', but I don't trust my gut feelings after several bad experiences (turns out I am a rubbish judge of character!), so I am taking my OH for that!
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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