Joining the Nursery

babythumbupIf you would like to join Bluebirds Day Nursery, you can download our Registration Form or call in for one. 

We like to show all prospective parents around the nursery before they register for a place for their child.  This is to ensure that our nursery is the right place for the parent and the child, and that we provide the type of care required.

To apply, you must return the Registration Form with a non-returnable registration fee of¬£30.00.  Hours, sessions and availability will be discussed at this time. Once a start date has been confirmed, we will book in pre-visits for your child.  These are flexible, free of charge and dependent on the needs of the child to help them settle into the nursery more easily.

Usually on the first visit we will ask you to stay for approximately 30 minutes.  This is especially important with the babies as it will give you a chance to talk with the staff who will be caring for your baby, and the opportunity to discuss routines such as feeding and sleep patterns.

The second visit is normally between one to two hours, and we ask that you leave your child after saying goodbye.  We can assure that if the child becomes fretful during this time (and they cannot be distracted), we will telephone you to collect them earlier and will arrange another short visit for the following day.  Some children or babies require a third session.  If so, a suitable convenient time will be arrange with the senior member of staff.

We ask parents to provide the following:-

  • Bottles, containers, dummies and clothes must be clearly labelled to avoid confusion.

0-12 months

  • Nappies (at least 4/day), wipes and preferred creams
  • Change of clothes
  • Hairbrush
  • Ready made bottles of formula/breast milk.
  • Any favourite snacks
  • Any comforters
  • Soft Shoes or slippers
  • Sun hat (summer)
  • Warm outdoor wear e.g hat, gloves (winter)
  • Suncream during the summer time

12 months - 5 years

  • Nappies and creams if applicable
  • Indoor shoes e.g. plimsoles or slippers
  • Wellington boots
  • Change of clothes (more if potty training)
  • Sun hat (summer)
  • Warm outdoor wear e.g. coat, hat, gloves (winter)
  • Comforter for sleep time
  • Suncream during the summer time

Please discourage your child from bringing in other toys as they may get lost or damaged, unless during 'show and tell' time.