General FAQs

We know that when you begin thinking about a nursery for your child you will have so many questions. The brilliant teams at each of our Seymour House nurseries are always available to provide advice and support to potential new parents, so to get you started we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions below.

A private nursery is an independently owned and operated childcare facility, usually offering full-time or part-time care for children from birth to five years old. Many day nurseries also incorporate early years education, helping children to develop their cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills.

Private nurseries can have some benefits over state-funded nurseries. A private day nursery may be able to offer a wider range of activities and facilities, as well as having greater flexibility in terms of hours and holidays to fit round the schedule of busy parents and carers.

Day nurseries can be a brilliant childcare option with many advantages for both children and parents. Early interaction with other children and caregivers promotes both social and emotional development. Many day nurseries also provide Early Years education which, combined with structured activities and routines, helps prepare children for the transition to school.

For parents, day nurseries provide peace of mind with the knowledge that your child is in a safe and nurturing environment. At Seymour House day nurseries our care is beyond brilliant.  We offer support and guidance for parents including flexibility to cater to different work schedules and needs.

Absolutely! A day nursery will ensure peace of mind for you as a parent and a caring, supportive environment for your child. When a child has begun their early years education in nursery school, they have already begun to develop invaluable social and cognitive skills that will set them on the right track as they move on to primary school and beyond.

The daily cost of nursery care will depend on the number of hours and how many days your child attends. Using our easy Fee Calculator, you can quickly get an idea of childcare costs at any of the Seymour House nursery schools.

No age is too early for nursery. Every family has different childcare needs due to work or other commitments. However, it is important to ensure that the nursery you choose has the experienced staff and facilities necessary to provide the level of care required for young babies. Visiting different nurseries to ensure their infant day care provision aligns with your priorities and values is the best way to find the ideal fit for you and your child.

Not at all! Starting nursery at 3 years old or later will still help children with the social skills and cognitive development that will help prepare them for school. However, at Seymour House we advise parents to start their children at nursery as early as possible. The nurturing environment of a nursery school really does give them the best start in life.

Ofsted is required by law to inspect all group setting daycare providers. A new day nursery will be inspected by Ofsted within 30 months of registration. Following that, nurseries are inspected at least once every 6 years to ensure they continue to meet the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage in a safe and appropriate environment. All Seymour House nurseries have an Outstanding Ofsted rating.

Find out what parents say about us

Sarah Leete

We have always been and remain confident that when we leave our daughter Nursery, she receives the highest level of care and pre-school education available. We would have no hesitation recommending Seymour House to any friends seeking high quality childcare

Mrs Ellis

I would like to thank the nursery team for the outstanding care they have given to Millie over the past three years.  Every Team member is kind, thoughtful and professional

David and Katrin Bome

We have always been very pleased with the care, knowledge, professionalism, skill, and nurturing nature of the team

Chloe Jenkins

The nursery team are amazing and have made the process of returning to work so much easier for me.  I have complete confidence in them

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