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Dickory Docks Educational Day Nursery

Welcome to our Nursery!

Following on from the COVID-19 Closure, we are re-opening from Monday 1st June 2020. There are a number of measures we have put in place, but we are open for all children. We are gradually increasing the capacity over the next few weeks and months. Until we are working at full capacity and demand improves, we have suspended the 7am opening.

We have two separate buildings and have 3 outside play areas inside of Prospect School grounds. The D-Block houses the Babies and Toddlers, and the LogCabin houses our Pre School. There are covered outdoor spaces allowing all weather play, along with outdoor safety bounce flooring.

Children have access to low level Smartboards, spacious outdoor gardens, teaching resources, and focus group rooms. 

Our emphasis is on education and learning; and have excellent support structure. Our rooms are designed cover all areas of the EYFS, so they can explore and learn through play and become confident.

We use Tapestry Online Learning Journals to ensure childrens learning and development is easily captured and recorded. In addition, and with appropriate permission, parents can view and add to their child's learning journal online.

All children benefit from the availability of healthy, fresh and daily cooked nutritional food, delivered to us by Crumbs Food Company.

We offer 10% discount for Siblings. Term time places are available in the Pre School. Our children range from 3 Months to 5 Years. The charges are £256.00 per week, £56 per day, £38.00(8am-1pm); £35.00(1pm-6pm);

Stretched 51 weeks and Term time 2year old, 3 & 4 Year Old and 30 hours Early years funding is also available. 

We are registered with all major childcare voucher providers.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Narinder, Kayleigh or Bob
Contact Position
0118 959 8252
0118 950 0915

Where to go

Dickory Docks Educational Day Nursery
Cockney Hill
RG30 4EX

We are inside of Prospect School, from the Cockney Hill entrance

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£256 Per Week
£56.00 Per Day
£38.00 Per Session
£35.00 Per Session
£10.00 Per Hour
£5.00 for 7am Early Start Per Hour
AM sessions cost £38.00. PM sessions cost £35.00 We provide fully funded free hours childcare. Ad-hoc hours £10 (subject to terms and conditions) £5.00 surcharge for 7.00am to 8am children and part thereof
Wheelchair accessible?


Other notes

Due to COVID-19 and trying to reduce risks, we will not be providing nursery lunches. The outside catering company visits many work places and it is not possible for us to ensure a safe delivery at this time. We are asking parents to provide packed lunches and teas for their children.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Our nursery is on the ground floor

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
We cater for different Faiths and Cultures by celebrating all festivals

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancies available in all age groups including 2yr funded vacancies. It is best to visit and then we can look at your requirements and our places.
Date updated
Immediate Vacancies for 30 Hour Place

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
When are the additional 15 hours available? (e.g. Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm)
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
How many places are available for the additional 15 hours to meet the 30 hours childcare
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
Registered to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hours Partner Summary

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
26/08/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
20/08/2015Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
02/01/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Narinder / Kayleigh / Bob
Contact Telephone
01189598252 or 0118 950 0915
Contact Email
Dickory Docks Educational Day Nursery
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated
Download more Local Offer details for Dickory Docks Educational Day Nursery Local Offer ~ April 2019 here...

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