Covid 19 update

On behalf of everyone at Bestwood Park Day Nursery and Out of School Club, we would like to thank you for your support in these unprecedented times.  We understand and appreciate the additional challenges everyone is confronted with each day and know that we have many families relying on us to remain open.

Please download our Covid-19 parent pack for more information

Autumn Menu

At Bestwood Park Day Nursery we know that giving children good nutrition is the best gift we can present them with. It’s a tangible gift that is evident in their eyes, skin, hearts and bones, not to mention their energy to enjoy life! Between being weaned off milk to the age of five, children are very active and grow extremely quickly, so need a diet which provides adequate amounts of calories and nutrients. 

Early Years Funding

You may be eligible for help with childcare through the 2,3 &4-year-old free childcare funding which is up to 15 hours a week. 30-hour funding is also available fo those who are eligible. The scheme is funded through the government or Child Tax Credit, depending on your personal situation and income. 

For more information on childcare, help click here.

Click here for the 2-year-old funding application.

Opening Times

Day Nursery

Morning Session 7.30am-12.30pm

Lunch Club 11.30am-12.30pm

Afternoon Session 12.30pm-5.30pm

Full Day 7.30am-5.30pm

Before & After School Club

Breakfast Club 7.30am-9am

After School club 3pm-5.30pm

Holiday Club 7.30am-5.30pm

Bestwood Park Day Nursery
Beckhampton Rd, Nottingham NG5 5NE
0115 9666050


1. What should my child wear?
We provide protective aprons for the children when they play with messy activities. However, parents are encouraged to dress your child in clothes that you are not concerned with getting messy and dirty. We encourage free flow exploration, therefor staff don’t always reach the children before they get messy. We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after themselves. These include taking themselves to the toilet and taking off – and putting on – outdoor clothes. Clothing that is easy for them to manage will help them to do this. All children are allocated their own peg to hang their coat on.
Please ensure your child has a couple of changes of appropriate clothing each day. This includes hats, wellies, rain suits & sun creams etc Please write the child’s name on them to avoid any confusion when multiple children are being toileted.
2. What is your settling in policy?
Children and parents are free to visit as many times as necessary until everyone is happy, please feel free to discuss any settling in worries, however small. Your child will be invited to attend 1 x ½ session, then 2 x 1hr sessions to support setting in. We will also arrange a home visit to discuss your child’s needs. We find this really useful to observe your child in their home environment as children behave so differently in the security of home. It also helps build a picture of your family to help us to support your child.
3. What about toilet training?
Please ensure your child has any nappies wipes etc that will support them with the toileting routine. We encourage toilet training as soon as both parents and the setting feel the child is ready. We encourage the situation as soon as the child turns two years old as possible. If we all feel the child is ready sooner or later, we will discuss this. You will be expected to support the nursery when the decision is made. To ensure success we must work as a team for your child.
4. What will my child eat?
All children are provided with milk, water or fresh fruit juice to drink freely throughout the day. The children will all sit together to eat and are encouraged to use good manners whilst eating such as not speaking with food in their mouths, using knives, forks, spoons correctly, sitting nicely at the table and not messing around whilst eating etc. We have high chairs for younger children We also encourage younger children to use appropriate beakers for their age/ability. Children will also be encouraged to help out at meal times like laying the table and food preparation. We do ensure that all mealtimes are a happy occasion, actively encourage conversation and tasting of new food.
Special diets

Any special dietary requirements, whether for reasons of health, allergy or religion, are catered for. If your child has a special diet, please talk to us and we can discuss what you want us to do. You are welcome to provide any food you feel you need to support us and your child.

5. What happens if my child is ill or has an accident?
We are qualified to give first aid in minor and more serious situations; we will deal with bumps, grazes, stings etc and only contact you if necessary or further medical help if required. Please keep all contact information up to date.
We will ask you to sign a form giving me permission to seek further medical assistance and treatment in an emergency. By law, we have to keep an accident book to record details of any accidents which occur whilst your child is in our care and we will ask you to sign to say we have informed you what has happened. Unfortunately, we can’t give non-prescription medication.
Information you give us regarding physical, medical or personal health matters will be treated in the strictest confidence except where it may place a child at risk or raise serious concerns about their safety.
In the event of any children whilst in our care falling ill our policy is that parents will be contacted, and arrangements made for the child/children to be collected. This is because as child carers we cannot be expected to look after a poorly child whilst taking care of other children in our care. A fee is still payable for that day.

If a child is poorly before a scheduled session then parents must make alternative arrangements for that child to be looked after, as again we cannot be expected to look after a poorly child whilst taking care of other children in our care. A fee is still payable for that day. If your child is unwell on arrival, unfortunately, we are unable to accept them, this is unfair on the other children, and this also applies to undiagnosed rashes and, the pain of parent’s lives, headlice!

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