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Frequently Asked Questions

At Chuckles, we understand that you will probably have lots of questions about our nursery and your child attending. We will be happy to answer anything when we see you, but in the meantime, here’s a few of the most common we get asked.

There are a few options, you can contact our Nursery Managers by telephone or email to arrange a tour of the nursery and complete the paperwork. Alternatively, you can book a place via our online booking form, request a prospectus and complete application form. To secure your place there is an administration fee of £100, this also covers your child’s settling in sessions.

The ratios, as outlined by Early Years Foundation Stage, are; 0-2 years – 1 adult: 3 children, 2-3 years – 1:4 and over 3 years 1:8 or 1:13 with an EYP or teacher between the hours 8am – 4pm.

Our staff are qualified to Level 3 in childcare or higher. Staff who do not hold a level 3 qualification are currently studying towards one.

OFSTED inspections take place approximately once every cycle, this is normally between 2 and 5 years. New settings are inspected with 2½ years of opening.

At Chuckles, we would work with you as a parent to discuss weaning stages and we would follow your routine from home as you introduce new foods to your child.

Every child has a sleeping mat with their own bedding within nursery that is laundered at least weekly and whenever they sleep this is put out for them.

Yes, Chuckles provide each child with their own blanket and sheet at nursery. This is stored in a bag labelled with their name. We have a laundry room onsite and bedding is cleaned at least once a week.

When children start at nursery we follow their routines to ensure there is a smooth transition from home life to nursery. We work with families to ensure there is a continuity of care.