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The admission of children to the nursery is undertaken to ensure that the following requirements are complied with. 

  • Mells Nursery is registered by Ofsted to provide a service to children from aged 2 years to school age.  

  • The Nursery building allows for a maximum of 23 children to attend at any session, a maximum of 8 may be less than 3 years old.  

  • Ofsted minimum staffing requirements are for 1 member of staff to 4 two year olds, and 1 member of staff for 8 three year olds. 

We are a very busy and active setting, often with a long waiting list and aim to be able to offer a place to as many families as possible. To enable us to do this, we restrict our number of days per week to a maximum of 3 for 3 & 4 year olds and a maximum of 2 days for 2 year olds. We understand, for those parents who require spaces to cover childcare whilst they are at work, it may be necessary for their child to also attend another setting or childminder to make 5 days of childcare and we are happy to share childcare with other professionals to ensure consistency.  Should your long-term plan be to have more than 3 full days at our setting, we would understand your decision to look elsewhere; please could you let us know if you no longer need to be on our waiting list.

Mells Nursery encourages visits which can be arranged by email, telephone or via our contacts page on this website.

Please note:

Mells Nursery is full until September 2026 but we cannot predict changes that may occur throughout the year. If you wish to apply for a place for your child, please complete and return our application form and we will add you to our waiting list. 

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