Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Childcare Nursery Near You

When the time comes to find the right nursery for your child, you might be wondering what you need to prioritise and what to look for to ensure confidence that your child is in safe hands and will enjoy their time at the nursery.

Published on September 12, 2023

A nursery is typically a space that merges learning with play, aiming to encourage young children to explore and develop life skills as well as personal abilities. These skills not only benefit them in their school years but also in social situations and as they progress through life.  

A remarkable nursery is one that motivates children to embrace their uniqueness and individuality. It also underscores the importance of activities driven by the child's interests alongside structured routines.

For our team at My Ohana, a nursery is more than just somewhere to spend the day – it’s somewhere where the children are encouraged to be themselves and thrive in their own unique way.

When searching for the right local nursery near you, here are some of the things to look for:

A good nursery puts the children first

With so many different factors to consider when touring a prospective nursery, knowing what to focus on as a priority can be tough. However, undoubtedly the best nurseries are those which place high emphasis on the individuality of the children in their care – allowing and granting children freedom as well as instilling the importance of structure and good routines, through learning and play time.

The My Ohana routine bridges the need for structure with the value of flexibility – using activities which nurture their ‘wholebeing’ (mind, body and world), as part of their daily lives. From discovering different cultures around the world, to understanding the value of healthy eating we find that creative involvement is often the best way to engage with the children. Sometimes this involves allowing them to prepare their own healthy snacks, and often involves spending time in a safe outdoor space.

No matter the nature of our activities on any given day, the idea of putting the children first is a priority for our childcare extraordinaires. This principle guides us from providing the most exciting tasks to the more routine aspects of daily life.

Convenience and quality of care

As parents, we know that while engaging activities and fulfilling interactions are important, these are equally weighted by an overriding need to know that your child is safe. Health and safety are integral to the way that we run each My Ohana nursery, with a number of policies and procedures in place which would allow us to handle any incidents with the best possible care and efficiency.

One of the main reasons that so many parents, choose a My Ohana nursery, is our commitment to involving the whole family. Through the ParentZone app, we provide regular updates on your child’s activities, allowing you to stay connected conveniently from your phone. Our dedicated team are also on hand to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have.

Other policies that really connect with what our parents want cover a range of areas. Our efforts to encourage positive behaviour, our flexible late policy, and the way we adapt to unexpected changes in pickup plans are all things they really appreciate. Also, our parents find it convenient that our weekly fees can be paid monthly and are billed in advance for the upcoming month through the app. From our experience talking openly with parents, we've seen that this payment setup makes it a lot easier to handle payments for upcoming sessions and months.

Part of the family

Above all, when it comes to finding the best nursery in your area, we believe it's essential to discover a nursery that truly cares – both for your child and for you as a parent.

From the daily updates we send through the Parent Zone app to our commitment to child-led activities that empower them to make decisions as well as exercise their own ideas and creativity, My Ohana is for families seeking the best early years experience for their children.

For us, the privilege of helping the little ones explore and understand the world in new ways is truly special and drives our exceptional team every day.

To learn more about current availability at your local My Ohana nursery, please get in touch with us today. We can’t wait for you to join our family!


We’ve been shortlisted for ‘Nursery Group Under 10 Settings’ in the National Day Nursery Awards 2022

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