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Nursery Staff

About Us

Durham University's Nursery is OFSTED registered (EY257491), and provides a outstanding 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 entirely upon enabling our children to reach their full potential and to demonstrate school readiness at this important stage of their development. We ensure this by empowering staff to be confident, by having a high level of expectations and their continued ability to support our children effectively during their journey with us. 


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.



  • The morning nursery session is from 8am to 1pm.
  • The afternoon nursery session is from 1pm to 6pm.

Extra Sessions

Extra sessions, in addition to your child’s regular pattern of attendance, are bookable, subject to availability, on an ad-hoc basis.


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