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Nurseries and Childcare

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Once Upon a Time day nurseries offer every child a safe and welcoming environment in which to learn and develop.

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

Nurseries are based at college campuses in the city centre and Clarendon and are 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

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.

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Adams Building

Read more about the nursery in the Adams Building.



Read more about the nursery in the Clarendon campus.

Nursery Food


Healthy balanced meals are cooked on the premises and the menus change weekly for both babies and children. We pride ourselves on the quality of our fresh, seasonal and nutritious foods that are inspired from around the world.

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Childcare Funding

Funding may be available for your children to have a place at one of our nurseries.