Toddlers’ University Beeston


Toddlers’ University is an Ofsted registered children’s day nursery in Beeston, Nottingham located next to the Middle Street tram stop. We offer first class quality, flexible, childcare and preschool education from 3 months old. The nursery was registered in Beeston by the current family owners in 2009.

The Beeston nursery is located just next to Middle Street tram stop at the top of Lower Regent Street and just 3 minutes walk from Tesco Extra and Broadgate Park and serves families from the local community of Beeston and surrounding areas located within easy reach of the Queen’s Medical Centre, the University of Nottingham and Boots. 

The nursery benefits from a superb self-contained 60 sq. m physical play area comprising slides, soft toys and a huge ball pool. We use this area in all weathers and an extension to our outdoor play area and it also hosts our weekly parent and toddler group. The baby room and toddler room are located on the ground floor of the main building and the preschool is located on the first floor.

Registered with Ofsted to offer childcare for up to 72 children from 3 months to eight years old, the nursery is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday all year round, excluding public holidays and one week during the Christmas holidays when the nursery is closed.

We run a weekly baby and toddler group – a small informal group which offers a fantastic opportunity for Mum’s and Dad’s in the local community (with children not attending the nursery) to drop in with their baby or toddler for a few hours of fun and play with tea, coffee and biscuits or cake (a small cover charge applies). Contact us for more information or see our facebook page for weekly updates if you wish to drop in any time.

All members of staff working in the Beeston nursery are fully qualified early years practitioners with a wealth of experience of working with children. Our cook provides freshly prepared meals every day using healthy ingredients with the maximum 5-star food hygiene rating. Senior managers are usually expected to hold university degrees and may also hold the coveted Early Years Professional status, which ensures the highest standards of care and education are met and maintained.

The Beeston nursery is a member of the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA).

Take a tour

We enter the nursery through the main door located in the outdoor play area so et’s go through to the baby room to see where it all starts..

Welcome to the Baby Room…
Our dedicated baby room caters for babies aged from 3 months until they are around 2 years old.
We will assess a child’s individual needs and determine the right time to begin visits to the toddler room to gain more experience and to play with the toddlers before moving up to the Toddler Room. Visits will be gradually increased in duration until the child is comfortable with the move up.

Nappy changing is carried out using the changing facilities in our laundry area, which is adjacent to the baby room through the wooden gate.

The baby room offers a wide variety of toys and activities available including:-
Construction toys e.g. wooden bricks, mega blocks etc.
Floor toys
Fine Manipulative Toys
Home corner Language Toys
Physical Toys
Creative Activities
Messy Activities Books
Ofsted commented: “A welcoming indoor environment is created ensuring the children are happy in the nursery.”
“Babies are encouraged to make sounds and talk as staff sit at their level to play. Soft music plays in the background and babies shake rattles and sway to the rhythm.”

Let’s carry on through to the toddler room shall we…..?

It’s time to welcome you to the Toddler Room…
The toddler room offers childcare and education for 2-year-old children with activities focusing on the 3 prime areas and starting to introduce the 4 specific areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

You may be able to see some of the equipment we use for activities during the day, which may include:
Construction toys such as wooden bricks and mega blocks etc.
Imaginative play for example small world house and people, fairground etc.
Messy activities like compost, shaving foam, baby lotion etc.
Creative activities including painting and sticking etc.
Manipulative/Intellectual toys with puzzles, threading cards etc.
Stories and songs.
Role play using the workbench and kitchen etc.
Book area with a wide range of age appropriate books.

Ofsted commented: “Children engage in a range of well-presented activities and make progress in their learning and development. The inclusion of all children is successfully promoted and their unique needs are addressed as positive relationships are formed between staff and parents.”

Children in the toddler room are encouraged in potty training. The adjacent bathroom is equipped with low toilets, potties and sinks as well as having nappy changing facilities.

At around a child’s 3rd birthday it is time for Preschool…

For children over the age of 3 years old, planning and assessment is carried out in all 7 areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in preparation for School Reception.

Under the Government’s funding scheme we offer up to 30 hours per week of FREE education for eligible children and 15 hours for all children commencing from the term following their 3rd birthday and eligible 2 year olds. Please ask if you require further details.

We also provide vibrant before and after school clubs which include meals, care, activities and collection or drop offs at local schools.

Our preschool room has a toilet area adjacent which is equipped with low toilets and sinks.

Ofsted commented: “Children develop a positive awareness of themselves and their needs as they learn skills which they will require in the future.”

Freshly prepared meals and drinks are provided by our in-house Cook at regular intervals during the day. Let’s take a peek into the kitchen together with its 5-star food hygiene rating…

This is where it all happens. Freshly cooked food and drinks on the premises prepared every day at regular intervals by our in-house Cook.

Outdoor play is an essential part of all children’s development. Our outdoor play comprises a small enclosed area within the nursery buildings. In the event of wet weather, and for various activities during the day, just take a look at our superb indoor play area, complete with ball pit and other soft play toys.

Our super self-contained indoor play centre measuring 60 square metres. This area is very popular for outdoor play indoors! Could this be the largest ball pool in Beeston?

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you would like to take a look around our Beeston nursery for real, then please give us a call on 0115 967 8602 to arrange an appointment. Full contact details and an enquiry form can be found in the “Contact Us” section.