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What is a Day Nursery?

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Day Nurseries are:

  • Open between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday all year round (excluding Bank Holidays).
  • Required to register with Ofsted.
  • Access free entitlement funding for 2,3 & 4 year olds.
  • Offer part time and full time care.
  • Inspected by Ofsted to ensure they provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children they care for.
  • Required to follow the EYFS for all children from birth to the term following their 5th Birthday
  • Some offer after school and/or holiday care.
  • Ages around 3 months to 5 years.
  • You may be entitled to help with childcare costs through the Inland Revenue Tax Credits