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Nurseries and Childcare

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The Once Upon a Time day nursery offers 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.

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. We pride ourselves on the quality of our fresh, seasonal and nutritious foods that are inspired from around the world.

Childcare Funding

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