How do I know if Natural Choice Nurseries is right for our family?

There are many considerations when choosing a nursery including location and price. However, the most important aspect is that it needs to feel right to you.

Our website gives you lots of information, but nothing can substitute for a visit, where you can see for yourself who we are and what we do. Some families come more than once, with various family members, so that they can be confident that all questions are asked and the whole family is happy.

Please contact us and come and visit......

Do you have any spaces available?

Both our nurseries are very busy and so spaces are limited. We have waiting lists at both nurseries, so if you are interested in a space, please discuss with our manager what spaces are available and when.

My child has never been away from me before, how will they cope?

Natural Choice Nurseries prides itself on the flexible supportive settling process that it offers families. Some children settle immediately and some need longer to become used to being away from the home environment., Whatever your family needs, our staff will help you through this process ensuring both children and parents are confident that they have made the right choice of childcare.

How do I know what my child does at nursery?

Natural Choice Nurseries has recently started using an Online Learning Journal package which allows parents to see observation made of their child. With photos showing what happens during the day, parents are able to see and read about the development of their child.

My child has food allergies can NCN manage with this?

Natural Choice Nurseries prides itself on being able to manage food allergies. We have children attending both settings with a variety of allergies including, nuts, milk, gluten etc. Our cooks work with the parents to understand the needs of the child and prepares special food which is suitable. However, even though the food is made separately, the staff are sensitive to the needs of the child not to be 'different' and so the allergy is handled in a professional manner to ensure the child is not percieved to be 'different'.

Do you offer Nursery Education Grant Free Sessions?

Natural Choice Nurseries offers free Nursery Education Grant sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. However, sessions are in high demand and so please discuss with your manager what sessions you want.

There is a special booklet, which is given to parents, which explains how NEG works. The owner works with parents to ensure they understand how best to use NEG to meet their families needs.

Does the nursery accept Childcare Vouchers?

Yes, both nurseries are registered with all the main Childcare Voucher Providers and the owner supports local Limited Companies to set up self-administered childcare voucher schemes. This enables many parents to save money on their childcare costs.

We are registered with Edenred, Computershare, Allsave, Fideliti, Bristol City, Sodexo, to name but a few. Any we are not already registered with, we are happy to support a Parent's application to join.

What is NCN's privacy policy?

The Data Protection At 1998 puts in place certain safeguards regarding the use of personal data by organisations, including the Department of Education (DfE), local authorities and schools. Natural Choice Nurseries are registered with the ICO and we collect and hold personal information relating to our parents and children and may also receive information about them from their previous setting, local authority and/or the Department for Education (DfE). We use this personal data to:

  • support our pupils’ learning and monitor and report on their progress
  • provide appropriate care; and
  • assess the quality of our services
  • assess their eligibility for a funded place

This information will include their contact details, attendance information, any exclusion information, where they go after they leave us and personal characteristics such as their ethnic group, any special educational needs they may have as well as relevant medical information. This should be read in conjunction with the Local Authority Privacy Notice which is available online.