Crèche policies, specifically Health & Safety. Discipline and Open Door were also important considerations for Parents. Some found it frustrating that you could not just drop in to view the facilities, in which you had to make a prior appointment, sometimes weeks in advance.
Finally, another item that was widely mentioned by parents was Vibe. When referring to the Vibe, a mix of various factors were indicated, such as, the way in which the child care provider interacted with children. How happy the children were, the management’s attitude, as well as the crèche facilities. In other words, the Vibe, combined the overall Parent’s view of the crèche.
In addition to the above findings, parents also mentioned that they had requested from the crèches for specific types of information, such as: Ethos for early years learning, routines, activities, outdoor play times, recommendations, Illness Policy, Sleeping Area and how the crèche differs from other crèches.