It can be a daunting time when you are debating your little one going to nursery. If you’re still on the fence, keep reading to put your mind at ease with some benefits of sending your child to nursery.
This is an extremely important skill for your child to develop. By being at nursery, and around peers their age, your child will learn to communicate and express their feelings. It will help them to pick up more vocabulary and by playing with other children, they will gain an understanding of other people’s feelings.
Day nursery is a great way to build routine into your child’s life. Routine can help them to feel secure and in control. This routine can include their meal times, indoor/outdoor activities and nap time. It can help them to feel safe, secure and build healthy habits.
Nursery may be the first time that your child is away from home for hours of the day, and they will be immersed in a new environment with new people. This may be challenging to start with but they will begin to develop their independence by being encouraged to explore and try new things.
By being out and active all day, nursery is a good way to build up your child’s physical stamina. Being out in the playground will also help them develop their motor skills! Being outdoors is also good for their wellbeing as they are being active and getting fresh air.
This isn’t the nicest one to think about, but being around other children and being exposed to common illnesses will help build your child’s immunity. While we want to prevent them from being unwell, they will be strengthening their immune system overall.
Although it will be difficult being away from your little one, it will free up a lot of time during your day. Giving you more time to run errands, work or just relax. It’s still important to look after yourself while taking care of your child, and sending your child to nursery is a great way of giving yourself more time.
Sending your child to nursery school will start to prepare them for school. What may seem like a big jump is actually made easier by using nursery as a stepping stone to teach your child about routine and attachments outside of the family. Already knowing how to use social skills will also help when it comes to them starting school!
We want you to feel comfortable with sending your child to their daycare, and we want to make the transition as smooth as possible. Providing care and attention to your children is our highest aim!
If you have any queries about our service, get in touch today to speak to a staff member. Or, if you’re interested in looking around, feel free to come and visit one of our nurseries based in Eastleigh and Southampton.