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Tips for how to get my baby into a full nursery

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FabLaura Tue 26-Feb-19 14:57:05

I'm after tips on how to get my baby girl into a nursery I love but they have offered me rubbish hours.

My daughter is 3 months and I want her to go to nursery in September when she'll be 10 months. The hours I want are; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am - 1pm. The nursery I love has offered Monday 12pm - 6pm and Friday 8am - 6pm. This nursery is super and I so want her to go there but these hours are rubbish for us cause I work Tues-Sat (grandparent is having her Wed & husband will have her Sat).

Any suggestions/ tips on what I can say to the nursery to aid my situation?

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welshweasel Tue 26-Feb-19 15:00:00

If they’re full then there’s nothing you can do, other than keep in touch with them regularly to check that no spaces have come up - people do move and change their hours so it may well work out but generally kids that are already in the nursery will get first dibs of any extra hours that come up.

Ragwort Tue 26-Feb-19 15:00:27

Surely all you can do is clearly explain the hours you are looking for and ask if they can accommodate your DD during those hours? If they haven’t got availability then they can’t just magic it up. [confsued].

Sirzy Tue 26-Feb-19 15:01:57

Unless you want them to kick other children out there isn’t much you can do other than look elsewhere or ask to go on the waiting list for the hours you want

Narya Tue 26-Feb-19 15:06:07

What is their allocations policy for places? At our nursery, if you accept a place for only some of the sessions you want, you are then top of the priority list to be allocated the remaining sessions you requested as they become available.

PCohle Tue 26-Feb-19 15:08:40

Just tell them to kick one of the other kids out to make room for your PFB. If you explain how special your child is and how much you really need those hours they'll prioritise you hun. You're much more important than any of the other families already using the nursery.

FabLaura Tue 26-Feb-19 15:11:06

Cool thanks for the tip Narya 👍

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Bananasarenottheonlyfruit Tue 26-Feb-19 15:14:12

Ask if they can accommodate a full time place. And then don’t use the hours you don’t need (you’ll have to pay though). I know we had one nursery that could either offer random sessions that would not fit or they could offer a full time place.

Another place, we registered, took the hours they could offer and found a childminder for other hours. And then gradually switched as sessions became available.

FabLaura Tue 26-Feb-19 15:17:27

Bananasarenottheonlyfruit - thanks for the suggestion. It's nice to hear how someone else handled this 😉

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