Frequently asked questions

How soon do I need to register my child to obtain a place?

Due to high demand for spaces we recommend that you register your child a year before you want them to start.  If you want a place sooner than this complete an application form and we will advise you on our current availability.

How do I arrange a visit?

Contact us by email or telephone to book a visit.

How do you help children settle?

Children are invited to an induction session with a parent before they start attending.  The purpose of this session is to familiarise the child and parent with the nursery environment and to meet the staff.  In the first few weeks of term we generally find it better if parents drop of their children quickly and confidently and to expect a few tears on their departure. Most children settle after a few minutes once the parent(s) have left.

What is your view on discipline?

We believe that the secret of successful discipline is providing a stimulating and motivating environment, establishing warm relationships between staff and children and setting clear boundaries.  With these factors in place children are more likely to take direction well but if an issue does arise a gentle reprimand is usually all that is needed.  For more information please look at our policies on managing behaviour which can be found here.

My child has allergies to certain foods, how do you cater for this?

A benefit of parents providing their child’s meals is that they can ensure that their child’s dietary requirements are met.  Children are supervised at meal times to ensure that they do not swap food and procedures are in place to make adjustments for children with particular allergies.

Please take a look at our policy on managing children who are sick, infectious, or with allergies for more information which can be found here.

Do you accept childcare vouchers?

We accept childcare vouchers from all providers.

Can I get 15 hours free childcare under the Early Years Entitlement scheme?

Yes, we are part of the early years entitlement scheme.  Click here to find out how it operates at Mount Carmel Kindergarten.

Still have a question? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

Mount Carmel Kindergarten Classroom