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Hello all,

I am hoping to move to ED in in the next 6 months or so, and we are due to have our first baby in June.

I am planning on going back to work so I am wanting to look at nurseries as soon as possible, given the infamous ED problems with places!

I am already going to see Peckham Rye Asquiths, but wondered if anyone had alternative recommendations, as I would prefer to take a look at a few to get more information and make an informed decision. The two main criteria (which are going to make things pretty restrictive I know!)

- places from 9 months old (at the oldest)

- hours of 8am to 6pm at a minimum

Any information, good or bad, would be gratefully received and thanks very much in advance :)

And happy new year!


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when i was looking for a place for my boy i didn't like asquiths. i found it too clinical and businesslike, but i know some people on here really like it. i went to have a look around mother goose on the same road as asquiths and loved it! i think the best bet is to get your name down for as many as possible. i put ours down at easter and still haven't had a call back from any of them. good luck. (there's always childminders which i personally prefer when they are little anyway)
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We've got two daughters at Mother Goose (the Greendale one but the Waveney Avenue and Upland Road ones look fab too). Our youngest was in there from 4 months - I know :'(:'(

But they both love it - our youngest (now one year old) loves all the cuddles and our eldest gets to play with her lots while enjoying time with her own age group too.

Have a look at their website - they just got an outstanding Ofsted for the Greendale site and I can understand why:

- go kart/wagon/trike race track around the nursery

- huge veg/fruit patch that they regularly cook from

- masses of diversity, celebrating every festival under the sun

- guinea pigs and rabbits (fox proof!)

- cookery, French, music,dance lessons

etc etc etc

I'm not on the payroll in any way btw - just evangelical as it's a such a relief that the girls are in good hands. They have lots of parental get togethers too and quite a few of the parents are on here.

We've made lots of friends - both for the girls and the grown-ups. It gets a bit daunting at birthday times (have an RSI from the party bags alone), but is all good.

Oh - and they're open 8-6pm, Monday to Friday.

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