Our Nursery

Arnold House Day Nursery has a reputation second to none in Nottinghamshire with first class childcare and education. Providing a warm, friendly atmosphere and a wide variety of experiences, means your child will benefit not only from expert physical care by fully trained and experienced staff, but also from a carefully planned programme of activities specially designed to meet the needs of each age group within the Nursery. Your child will also benefit from the companionship of other children and learn to work, play and co-operate with others beyond the family group.

Development files

All children are designated a key person who will work closely with them providing care and support and helping them feel happy, confident and secure. This key person will monitor your child’s progress and development through observations, and record it in their development file. The file will be available for you to view at any time so you are fully informed of your child’s achievements as they progress.

Daily Routine

The nursery is open from 7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. We provide breakfast until 8:15am, which is usually a selection of toast and/or cereals. During the morning children have a light snack, which is usually milk or juice and a selection of fresh fruit. Around 11:30 a two course cooked lunch will be provided. After lunch our younger children generally need a short nap so we provide individual sleep-mats and blankets, but children do not have to sleep if it’s not part of their usual routine. Fixed cots are provided for babies to sleep whenever they wish. A sandwich or a hot tea is served at around 3:15pm. Drinks are provided throughout the day, meals are well planned for nutritional needs and the weekly menu can be found on the Parents Notice Board. We can cater for any special diet your child may require. Our children also enjoy the benefits of visits to events and attractions in the local community for example libraries, parks, shops and fire stations


Inside, Arnold is split over two floors. Downstairs are the babies, younger toddlers and older toddlers. Our special baby unit offers a variety of stimulating toys over three adjoining rooms which can be separated for carpet play, quiet time or sleep and messy play or meal times. This space allows babies to explore safely. Toddlers also have their own spaces, with rooms for both messy and quiet play in a home from home environment. Downstairs is also home to Teddy’s Play Land, the largest ball pool in the Bear Care group. Here you will find a three level soft play area with slides, rope bridges, a car wash, spaces to climb and hide and of course a ball pit to plunge into. Outside, Arnold has a large playground with soft surface and artificial grass. This extensive space allows children to play feely and safely with outdoor equipment including bikes, scooters, see saws and games. This area has recently been covered with a purpose built canopy, so that children can be involved in outdoor activities whatever the weather. It allows for sand, water, painting activities, parachute games and summertime picnics. Upstairs is home for pre-school and out-of-school club. All four rooms can be divided so that children at different stages of development have their own spaces. With areas for quiet, messy and imaginative play, there is something for everyone. They all have frequent access to a computer, the language and literacy room and play is in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Find Us

If you would like to arrange a visit please call 0115 966 6123 and we will arrange for a senior member of staff to show you around. Alternatively feel free to pop in at any time you are passing.  

Prices & Offers

Our prices until September 2020 will be as follows:

Nursery Breakfast / After School
Morning or afternoon
sessional care
£27.50 £13.50 (inc 1 drop off / pick up)
All five morning or
afternoon sessions
£127.50 £62.50 (inc 5 pick-up/drop off)
Full day care £45.00
Full week care £195.00
School Collection (30 Hours Funded) £8.00
Hourly Rate (Funded Hours Only) £6.00
School Holiday Club – full day
(children attending full time school)

10% Discount

We offer a 10% discount to the younger child when two or more siblings at the same time. This discount is applied to children attending five morning or afternoon sessions or three full days or more.

All meals included

Full day and full week care includes all meals, including breakfast for children arriving before 8.15am, a mid-morning snack, a two course lunch, an afternoon drinks-break and a sandwich tea at around 3.15pm. Sessional care includes those meals appropriate to the session with lunch served to all morning children.


We have very good relationships with all of the schools in the area and will pick up and drop off at most of them. Below is a list of the main schools in the area but if your child’s school is not listed please enquire with us as we do cover most if not all schools in the vicinity. Bear Care’s Out of School Club offers care after school, before school and during the school holidays. Children will travel in the nursery cars where safety and booster seats are provided. All of our drivers are fully qualified with clean licences and are insured to specifically carry children. Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Somersby Road, Arnold, Nottingham, NG54LT Arnbrook Primary School Bestwood Lodge Drive, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8NE St Margret Clitherow School Mildenhall Crescent, Bestwood Park, Nottingham, NG5 5RS Woodthorpe Infant School Arno Vale Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4JG Ernehale Junior School Derwent Crescent, Gedling Road, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6TA

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