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Nurs­eries and Childcare

The Once Upon a Time day nurs­ery offers every child a safe and wel­com­ing envi­ron­ment in which to learn and develop. 

Our Ear­ly Years Prac­ti­tion­ers will work with you to ensure your child’s nurs­ery expe­ri­ence is tai­lored to his or her indi­vid­ual needs. 

The nurs­ery is based at the Adams Build­ing in the city cen­tre and is open to staff, stu­dents and the wider pub­lic. You can expect: 

  • High qual­i­ty pro­vi­sion rat­ed Good by Ofsted 
  • High­ly qual­i­fied child­care team 
  • A ded­i­cat­ed key per­son for your child 

Places: 50
Age: 8 weeks – 5 years
Ofst­ed URN: 254626
Loca­tion: Adams Build­ing, Lace Mar­ket Square, Not­ting­ham, NG1 1NG

We have achieved an Ofsted rating of 'Good'

Ofst­ed say:

  • Prac­ti­tion­ers plan chal­leng­ing activ­i­ties that extend children’s learning
  • Chil­dren are moti­vat­ed and active learners
  • Part­ner­ships with par­ents are strong

Parents say:

The nurs­ery has a dynam­ic, car­ing, friend­ly and sup­port­ive team of staff who have looked after my child from six months to four years. Every time I pick up my child he talks enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly about his day spent at nursery. 


Get in touch

If you’d like to arrange a vis­it to our nurs­ery or require any fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact us on 0115 838 0573 or get in touch by email­ing the nurs­ery man­ag­er.

About Once Upon a Time

Each day your child will play, learn and have fun. This may be indoors or outdoors; but always in a safe and caring environment.


Healthy balanced meals are cooked on the premises and the menus change weekly for both babies and children.

Childcare Funding

Funding may be available for your children to have a place at our nursery or another Ofsted provider.