Parents are valued as the prime carers and educators of their children. We work diligently with parents and carers to ensure that all of the individual needs of their children are met.

From the moment you make the decision to send your child to Toddlers’ University we will gather information about your child including their routines, their current level of development, likes and dislikes and interests. This information will be shared with you and will be frequently updated through verbal communication, face-to-face meetings and during more formal meetings. Good communication helps build good positive relationships with parents and carers with the child at the heart of everything we do. Parents and carers are made aware of which members of staff are caring for their child and are given information about their child’s key worker. The nursery manager is also accessible to parents and carers should they wish to discuss any matter at a senior level.

We value parents’ input and parent questionnaires are issued from time to time with comments evaluated in order to make any changes where possible. Feedback from parents is also received during parents’ meetings which take place at least once per year.

Parents and carers of children with English as an additional language are asked to share key phrases with the staff to assist with the child’s care and individual needs and some of these children are able to count in their own language as well as English.

Help with nursery fees

Did you know? All 3 to 4-year-olds are entitled to 570 hours of free early years education and childcare at Toddlers’ University a year. 

Some 3 to 4-year-olds are eligible for 30 hours free childcare a week. You can check if you are eligible here

Some 2-year-olds can also get free childcare. Check if you are eligible here

Free hours can be taken over 38 term-time weeks of the year or can be taken over all 51 weeks of the year in which we are open.

More information about free places and to apply and obtain your code:

Beeston Nursery

Ilkeston Nursery

Many parents obtain tax advantages by paying childcare fees using the Government’s Tax Free Childcare scheme. You can get more information and to check eligibility here 

Finally, it is certain that your child will, one day,  have to leave us and become a “graduate” of Toddlers’ University. We hope you will be able to attend a graduation ceremony where your child will be awarded their certificate “with honours” before starting school.