NurseryThe Mulberry Bush Nursery is available for children from the age of 2 years and upwards, and is run by experienced staff who provide a warm and caring environment.

The nursery offers both 15 hours free and 30 hours free placements; for those who are eligible. We also offer additional hours, beyond those that are government funded, at a very competitive rate.

The foundation stage will be the first important experience of school for children and therefore we are passionate about ensuring they feel safe, happy and have the best start. Our environment is maintained to a high standard both inside and outside, with lots of exciting opportunities to support learning and develop skills through engaging and creative play. Our Early Years programme follows guidance from the statutory 2012 framework. The framework focuses on three prime areas and four specific areas.

Prime Areas

  • Communication and language development
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific Areas

  • Literacy development
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Times and prices

Morning sessions:
8.45am - 11.45am: £11.25 for 3 and 4 year olds, however all 3 year olds become eligible (from the term following their 3rd birthday) for 15 hours free childcare, funded by Nottinghamshire County Council

For 2 year olds (and 3 year olds up until the beginning of the term following the child's 3rd birthday) the hourly charge is £3.20 (unless eligible for funding)

Please refer to the Mulberry Bush Nursery Policy below for more details.

Afternoon sessions:

Lunch club 11:45am - 12:15pm: £1.87 plus £2.15 for lunch (or bring a packed lunch from home)

Afternoon 12.15pm - 3.15pm: £11.25 (for 3 and 4 year olds, until eligible for funding) or £3.20 per hour for 2 year olds