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About Us

Durham University's Nursery is OFSTED registered (EY257491), and provides a high standard of childcare, working in partnership with other childcare providers in Durham.

Our Nursery is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. With convenient access, the Nursery is located in central Durham with a number of drop-off car parking spaces provided specifically for our parents and children.

The Nursery operates as a workplace Nursery for University staff and students, and we also welcome non-university families. The Nursery fees are very competitive, and children may be eligible for Early Years Grant Funding in the school term following their third birthday.


Nursery Vision

We focus upon enabling children to reach their full potential, empowering staff to be confident, have high expectations and the ability to support children effectively during their journey with us, clearly demonstrating school readiness at this important stage of their development. 


Our Aims and Curriculum

We believe that your children deserve the best start in life. Here at Durham University Day Nursery we provide children with new experiences to help them build confidence, be creative and encourage freedom of expression. We thrive and pride ourselves in always promoting all seven educational programmes in line with the EYFS statutory framework. We achieve this by planning and implementing the foundation blocks for all of our children to develop their social skills and communication and language to become independent young learners. Our highly qualified and dedicated staff provide a rich, learning and inspiring environment through in the moment planning following the children's ambitions and interests.


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