My LO is 8 weeks old and I have started looking for a nursery/ childminder place for when I return to work. She will be going full time from September when she will be 10 months old so it is a while away yet. I went to visit a nursery today. On paper it is the right choice- cost effective as they will do term time only, convenient location etc. However, I really didn't like it! It seemed lovely for the 2 year olds upwards- colourful classroom, early years curriculum etc but the baby area was not really how I expected. The baby room was very, well, depressing really! I know babies cry but there didn't seem to be much happening, all the carers were just sitting around and the sleeping area was in the same room, just behind a screen and really small/ cramped. The babies on the move were just crawling around and one baby had food all over its mouth that hadn't been wiped. Also, the lady said "We change nappies three times a day" and this seemed awfully regimented for little babies! I suppose I have two questions really- did you opt for nursery or childminder and why? And does this nursery sound normal and I am just being overly precious with my LO or can baby rooms in nurseries be vibrant, happy places??!