1.They have plenty of experience
Does your chosen nursery website designer have plenty of experience? Ideally, you want to find a designer who understands the unique requirements and challenges that early years settings face, so that they have a good insight into what works and what doesn’t.
2. They’ll provide advice and help as needed
Once your nursery website is live, does the service they provide stop there? You need to find a designer who you’ll still be able to contact for updates to your website and speak to should you have any problems using it. Having access to this service after your website has gone live makes the world of difference.
3.They know their way around social media
Social media is becoming a force to be reckoned with nowadays, with over 1.56 billion people using Facebook worldwide. Tying in your website with a Facebook page can be a useful way of attracting more local parents to your setting. Any nursery website designer worth their salt will be able to give you advice about setting up and using social media.
4.They work for a well-established company
The last thing you want is to invest in a website designer who’s relatively new to website design. You’re taking a risk with your money if you do this, and there’s no guarantee that they’ll do a good job. Don’t take a chance – opt for a well-established company with a long-standing reputation so you’ll know they’ll still be there a year down the line!
5.They’re friendly and easy to talk to
SEO, meta tags, optimisation…where do you start? There’s so much technical lingo to get your head around when it comes to website management. A good website designer will be able to break down complex concepts into everyday language and help you understand all the tech stuff. When you call them with a question or query, they’ll be friendly, helpful and leave you feeling reassured.
6.They can provide evidence of their previous work
This is perhaps one of the most important points! One of the greatest indications of a good website designer is how many builds they have behind them and also whether they’ve had any repeat business. Asking for examples of their previous work is a good way to assess the style and quality of the nursery websites they build.
7.They have glowing testimonials from customers
Again, another important one! When you approach a website designer, they should be able to give you plenty of testimonials from customers who are delighted with their work. If they make excuses, then take it as fair warning that you should steer clear of them!
It can be confusing navigating the landscape of website design, but with plenty of thorough research and planning, you’ll be able to pick a website designer who’s perfect for you and can realise your dream of having a functional, professional website for your setting.
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