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messageGumboots Nursery
Posted by shazza76 August 04, 11:13PM

Iím currently looking into nurseries and considering Gumboots.

Can anyone share their current experiences with Gumboots. Please PM me, thank you.

messageRe: Gumboots Nursery
Posted by loveED86 August 19, 09:28AM

we have been on the waiting list since 2016, I would not bother!
although I have heard of children starting whilst only being on the waiting list for a short period of time so not sure how accurate their waiting list actually is, you may be one of the lucky ones!

messageRe: Gumboots Nursery
Posted by B&G August 21, 11:59AM

It's a fabulous nursery. The staff are fantastic and the gardens and setting are glorious.

It's worth putting yourself on the list, but you should definitely get on other lists too, as the waiting list is exceptionally long...

messageRe: Gumboots Nursery
Posted by shazza76 August 21, 09:30PM

Yes, Gumboots have said to me there is a two waiting list. They did encourage my application and we are on the waiting list. I was actually was only looking for two morning sessions per week, but they said they only do full days. I have found a couple other nurseries only do full days. Is this what I should expect from most nurseries?
Itís not a major issue, I just thought starting off with a couple mornings per week would help my little one settle in more.

Thank you for your replies.

messageRe: Gumboots Nursery
Posted by Mrs TP August 24, 09:32AM

Private nurseries tend to do full day attendance but will also operate a settling in process. This will vary between nurseries but as a rough example over a 2 wk period building up from 1hr attendance to full day attendance.

School nurseries take children for morning or afternoon sessions.

Private nurseries are usually open for most of the year perhaps having 2 wk breaks over Christmas and the summer.

School nurseries only operate in school term time and only take children aged 3 turning 4.

messageRe: Gumboots Nursery
Posted by shazza76 August 26, 09:44AM

Thank you for the info Mrs TP, itís very helpful.

messageRe: Gumboots Nursery
Posted by motorbird83 August 30, 04:11PM

We've had an overall positive experience at Gumboots. Feel free to pm me with any questions!

messageRe: Gumboots Nursery
Posted by Lolamaxx September 06, 03:06PM

Nursery placements, especially at Preschool level with subsidised hours, are very in-demand in our young family-heavy area. Nurseries with great reputations like Gumboots have very long waiting lists, but yes, if youíre persistent and speak to them a lot around transition times like early Sept and end-July, they might be able to squeeze you in if you have immediate availability and are flexible about your days. They donít need to do half-days, as demand is so huge, so they donít, generally... but they do, as another poster said, do a settling-in period. Iíve put a few children through Gumboots, and have been generally really happy with the care and attention they received.


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