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Tips for parents looking for a nursery

It can be a daunting experience for parents – especially new ones – not only coming to terms with how to look after a child, but knowing what educational path to set them on.

So, mums and dads, listen up. Here is a detailed list of things to think about when choosing a nursery:

Who’s in charge?

First things first, are the management team respectable and experienced? And how many staff will be in contact with your child? If it is a group of staff that you like, chances are your child will too.

You can check all of Apricot Nursery members of staff here. The Nursery Manager is Nick Douglass, who has been running the nursery for over three years.

Look at the other children

This is a must. It’s a tell-tale sign of what the nursery is offering and what is to come if you use their services. Most importantly, do they look happy and are they well-looked after?

Food options

It is important to look at portion sizes and if they have on-site chefs or if the food is delivered in every day. You don’t want your child coming home hungry.

Our nursery cook, Tina Cooke, has been in catering for 25 years and designs the menus herself with an emphasis on healthy eating. All of our food is freshly prepared on site daily by our experienced cooks. Our range of delicious menus are available to view here so you know exactly what we’ll be feeding your child on each day.

Activities

What facilities are there on offer for the children? They need to have facilities that match what your child likes. Also, do they do day trips out of the nursery itself?

At Apricot Nursery we believe in allowing children to get out into the world to explore in a safe and controlled way. Day trips are just one of the ways that we like to extend our nursery children’s education beyond our four walls.

Despite all this, much can be said for gut instinct. You and your child will know if it’s somewhere that they’ll want to be and will look forward to going to.

Peterborough based day nursery

We believe that our nursery is the best in Peterborough for your child’s development. If you don’t believe us, come in and have a look around at our facilities. We would be delighted to show you our beautiful nursery based in Orton Longueville, Peterborough.

We have an open door policy so there will always be a member of management available at a time that suits you.  Just call 01733 390 969 to make an appointment.

About Apricot Nursery in Orton, Peterborough

Making our Peterborough Nursery more Eco Friendly

Going Paperless at Apricot Nursery Peterborough

Everybody should do their ‘bit’ for the environment, so at our Peterborough nursery we have made a big step forward. At Apricot Nursery, we have set in place a grand plan to go paperless. But more than that, we would like to make Apricot Nursery the greenest nursery in Peterborough. As a result, we are asking all parents and guardians to provide an email address so that we can cut down on printing. It should also actually improve communication, as we know that sometimes paper based communication doesn’t always make it home.

So this is how you can help us make Apricot Nursery the greenest Nursery in Peterborough! We need your (live) email address so we can upload it to the system.

Here are some of the benefits of going paperless:

  • Invoices straight to you at your email address.
  • Electronic learning journeys.
  • Electronic daily diaries.
  • Easy to upload family memories and days out to your child’s key person.
  • Newsletter on line.

All these new nursery features will help us at Apricot Nursery to get one step closer to becoming a more eco-friendly nursery.

Please leave your email address with Nick in the office or email us at info@apricotnursery.co.uk confirming your child’ name etc. We will make sure that you are added to the appropriate email list.

Help us at Apricot Nursery Peterborough

Of course, there are lots more things that we could do at Apricot Nursery in Peterborough to make sure that we are greener. We’d welcome your ideas and suggestions for things that we could do (or not do) that would reduce our carbon footprint. Sometimes, you can be too close to the problem to notice it. So we welcome feedback from all parents on things that we could do better / greener to make our nursery a good example to your child. After all, it’s their future, so we need to do what we can to set a good example for a sustainable future.

About Apricot Nursery in Orton, Peterborough