5 stars (1)

The Cottage Day Nursery

Member since Jul 2015 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 27 Jan 2020 Website

Our Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Us

The Cottage on Bedford Street, Derby was established in 1990. We are a family run business offering newly renovated and excellent facilities with highly trained staff. In August 2017 we were awarded two 'outstanding' results from Ofsted (due to the layout of the nursery, we have two Ofsted registrations and, therefore, two Ofsted inspections).

The Baby and Toddler Unit is in it's own building and comprises of a play room, dinner/art room, sensory room, sleep room, physical room and playground.

Main Nursery and Preschool (ages 2+) also has age-specific areas, including their own art rooms and playrooms. The Preschool Unit boasts large indoor and outdoor space promoting child independence and encouraging learning with facilities including the interactive whiteboard. Main Nursery and Preschool share a vast playground which consists of a sensory garden, vegetable garden, story area and indoor soft play area.

Our Availability

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Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 24/09/2019

Our Fees

  • Childcare from £34.00 per morning

Our Documents

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  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Report 2-5 Years (added 24/09/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Report 0-3 Years (added 24/09/2019)


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If I could give 100 stars to this nursery I would. Both my children attended here and were extremely happy and never wanted to leave. It is a family run business that puts the children at the heart of all its decisions. Nothing is too much too ask and they go above and beyond to ensure your child is happy, comfortable and thriving to reach their full potential.
The staff are friendly, positive and genuinely care for your childs welfare. The owner works tirelessly to maintain the high standards they have achieved, and is a regular face at each of their settings (a rarity with most nursery owners who leave it to employees). She will always make time for parents to settle any concerns or provide support where required.
Both my children were apprehensive about attending nursery but the dedicated staff provided personalised care to each of them to make their transition easier. My youngest has just graduated from pre school and has loved every minute of being there and will be sad to leave.
The food and facilities are also fantastic and parents regularly ask for the cooks recipes because the children want to eat the same meals at home! There is a soft play centre which is great fun in the winter and an incredible outdoor space with slides, cars, sand and a variety of animals! The children LOVE it! They do a nativity play every year and a graduation ceremony at no extra cost to parents. As well as special parent mornings on mothers day and fathers day etc.
They effortlessly integrate parents into the nursery as well which creates a family feel from babies up to pre school.
There are a million reasons I could list on here as to why you should send your child here. But when it comes down to it if you want your child to be happy, successful and have positive experience at nursery that gives the confidence to begin school send them to the cottage! They will be educated, they will be cared for but ultimately they will be loved.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Cottage Nursery on 27/07/2018

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