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The Childcare Office are delighted to announce that the team at the Chris Abell Nursery have been awarded Outstanding in all areas following their recent inspection. 

The report highlights how children ‘eagerly explore their environment and relish discovering new things from a wealth of experiences and resources’ but also how ‘practitioners implement an inspiring curriculum that builds on children’s interests and helps to ensure that they all make the very best progress'

Devon Wallwein, Nursery Manager of Kids Planet Chris Abell, said:

“Having taken over as nursery manager at Kids Planet Chris Abell in October, I can say I’m immensely proud of the team and everything we have achieved recently. Achieving Outstanding is a true testimony to the team and the hard work they have put in.

We are extremely proud of the environment we have created, to have children who are thriving daily, and to have a team that values the importance of communication. We will continue to strive to provide Outstanding care for all the children and families that attend our nursery.”

Please click here to access the report in full.





Changes to Early Years funding

As announced by the government last year, from April 2024 there will be additional funding available to support eligible working families with their childcare costs for children aged two years old.

The University’s workplace nurseries are now able to offer the additional funded hours for two-year-olds, for eligible families, from April 2024.

If you are already enrolled with a University nursery you may have received further information and advice on the next steps directly from the nursery. If you have any queries, please do speak to your nursery team. 

To find out more about the scheme, support with childcare costs and to see whether you are eligible please follow the link to the Childcare Choices website.

There are spaces available for certain booking patterns and age groups across all of our workplace nurseries, for information about our nurseries and how to apply, please follow the link to the Childcare Office website pages or contact us on






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