I had to return to work when my son was 6 months old, this was a hard choice for me. I visited several nursery around the area which had been recommended to me or I had heard good things about, but none of these felt like a place I wanted to leave my son for different reasons.
I rang The Ark family centre who were helpful and asked if I would like to pop in and see what I thought. I was very impressed with the staff, their knowledge and their interested in each child as an individual. At that point I was still breast feeding and wanted somewhere that would cup feed my son. They were very willing to learn and accommodate what I needed.
My son is now nearly 4 and I have talked on many occasions to the staff I feel that I am listen to and my thoughts and concerns are valued.
He loves going to The Ark Family Centre, and has now moved onto school, which was a big step change, but he still loves the out of school and holiday the club.