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FAQ'S

Passionate about excellent childcare now and in the future…

What can I as a parent expect from Hopscotch?

Hopscotch parents can expect the same high level of service throughout your child’s stay, unmatched dedication from our staff, support as and when you need it, and ensuring that parents remain the key decision makers in your child’s development

Can Hopscotch care for my child in the best possible way?

Yes we can! At least 75% of our staff are fully qualified, and we never leave unqualified employees to care for your child unguided.

When caring for under children under 2 years old there is at least one member of staff to three children, all fitting into the legal requirements. 2-3 year olds have at least one member to four children and when they are getting that tiny bit older, staff levels are up to one to eight for 4-5 year olds.

Hopscotch’s policy is to push toward higher ratios to ensure personnel attention for your child

Your children could not be in safer hands.

What qualifications, government body awards, recognition from authority etc does Hopscotch have?

Hopscotch Nursery is fully OFSTED accredited and always will be. In addition, all the necessary Health and Safety and Food Hygiene standards are conformed to (and surpassed). We also have continuous updates of development practice.

Hopscotch have many more awards and certificates from professional bodies and qualifications, why not pop in to the nursery to see for yourselves

Do you have any advice for parents with financial difficulties?

Hopscotch can advice on any issues relating to child educational grants and funding issues, please free to ask.

How is my child treated and how are they prepared for infant or nursery school?

Our Mission Statement and policies not only speak volumes, but relay the truth to our parents.

Each child is treated and cared for on an individual basis, which means they will already have experienced the settling in period in a warm and caring environment before they leave.

Hopscotch believes the main areas of development should be social skills, independence and interaction with peers and concentration skills. Hopscotch always ensures that learning is fun!

What are the festive season opening hours?

Hopscotch is open 52 weeks, only closing on the main bank holidays. Hopscotch cater for parents’ lifestyles – call us if you have any other questions.

How many times will my child be taken on field trips?

With parents consent, Hopscotch children are taken out on field trips at least once a week.

Days out to the libraries, museums, nature trails and the Hopscotch renowned ‘Welly Walks’ means your children gets to see a wide array of sites, whilst learning and also getting some fresh air.

How are staff selected and what checks are carried out to make sure they are the best possible candidates for this job?

Hopscotch staff are selected on their experience, education, personality, interaction, their dedication to the job and attitude towards child development.

Knowledge can also be extended with Hopscotch, as training courses are encouraged to staff in order to enhance any existing qualifications.

References and police checks are essential for new starters, and Hopscotch make sure they are carried out rigorously.