Full daycare nurseries

What are full daycare nurseries?

Full daycare nurseries:

  • Are facilities that provide care and education for children six weeks to five years for a continuous period of four hours or more in any day in premises which are not domestic
  • May be a member of a professional organisation such as National Day Nursery Association
  • May have gained a kite mark of excellence such as a quality assurance scheme or Investors in People
  • Should have 50% of the staff that hold a relevant childcare qualification such as NVQ level 2 or 3.

Some full day care nurseries are on the Richmond Directory of Providers. All children that attend nurseries on this list are entitled to 3 and 4 year old funding from the term beginning after their third birthday. For more information visit our nursery education grant page.

When do full daycare nurseries run?

Full daycare nurseries generally operate from 8am to 6pm and are open all year round. Individual nurseries may have different opening times and operate only certain weeks of the year.

Where are full daycare nurseries located?

Full daycare nurseries are located in specially built facilities or facilities that have been modified specifically for the purpose.

Are full daycare nurseries registered?

Full daycare nurseries are registered and inspected by Ofsted, demonstrating the quality and standards of care and education.

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Updated: 13 July 2017