Day nurseries offer care for children from birth to 5 years, usually between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm and for up to 52 weeks per year.
The majority of day nurseries are registered with the Local Authority as providers of early education for 3 and 4 year olds and can offer a curriculum appropriate to this age group.
Day nurseries are legally required to be registered with OFSTED and are subject to regular inspection both on the quality of care they provide and also, where applicable, on the quality of early educational experience for 3 and 4 year olds.
Anyone wishing to establish a new day nursery is advised to contact the Children’s Information Service as above as well as the Planning Department. The Planning Department can be contacted on 0151 606 2324.