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Nursery World and Friends

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Partner institution: Nursery World and Friends



Contributors (2012):

Charlotte Hallam



Contributors: for details on what is required in each section, please look at the Guidance Notes


Placement Information



Social life

Things to do, things not to do

Useful Contacts

Before you go


Placement Information



Nursery World and Friends is a private nursery located in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Previously the building was a Victorian house which has been converted into a nursery which holds a maximum of 37 children. The nursery has three different sections babies, toddlers and pre-school, hence catering for children of a variety of ages through an open-plan play area.  There are three outdoor areas accessible to the children, one of which is a garden and the other a hard play area. Outdoor space offers areas for children to take risks, through having balancing areas and climbing frames, this is great for seeing the theory of Children and Environments being put into practice. The nursery opens Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm for 51 weeks of the year.


The nursery also caters for children with english as an additional language, with Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian, German and Italian children currently being enrolled in the nursery.



Nursery address: Grenfield House, Douglas Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, NG17 2EE 

Nursery website: http://www.nurseryworldandfriends.co.uk/


The nurseries latest OFSTED inspection took place on 24/02/2011 in which the nursery received a mixture of 1's (outstanding) and 2's (good). A full OFSTED report can be found via the following link:



Nursery World and Friends is an excellent choice for placement as the staff are very welcoming and accomodating of your needs. They will also ask you what you want to get from the placement and are more than happy to try and offer the experience that you need. For example if you feel you need more time working with the toddlers than with pre-school they will happily tailor your placement towards this.


     For those who do not wish to travel into placement every day the nearest accomodation is The Central Hotel located within Sutton-in-Ashfield, and is approximately a 10 minute walk from Nursery World and Friends. The Central Hotel is a family run bed and breakfast situated close to the town centre and further information can be found at the following link: http://www.centralprivatehotel.co.uk/




The Central Hotel has 11 ensuite rooms and 3 basic rooms. All rooms have TV's, tea and coffee making facilities and Wifi internet connection available. Prices for rooms are as follows:

Single Ensuite - £30.00
Twin/Double Ensuite - £45.00
Family Ensuite - £50.00

Prices are per room per night and include continental breakfast. English breakfast can also be ordered at an extra cost of £6.00 per person per night. The Central Hotel is located one street away from the nearest ASDA and has both a LIDL and ALDI opposite so is located close to supermarkets.


Central Hotel address: 

Central Hotel
1 Station Road
NG17 5FF

Tel: 01623 552373


     Alternatively the nearest Travelodge is located in Mansfield and is just a 15 minute bus journey from Sutton-in-Ashfield, and can be found using the rainbow 3 line (more details of which are available within the transport section). Parking is available here for those who wish to travel by car. Prices vary and are available upon application. 

The Travelodge is also located next door to both Tesco express and Frankie and Benny's, with there being a McDonalds and local pub up the road, and therefore is conveniently located for food amenities.



Lakeside Point
Mansfield Road
Sutton in Ashfield
NG17 4NP
United Kingdom
Tel: 0871 984 6140




Please note if you are travelling to the nursery by car you cannot park on the street where the nursery is located as the street is resident parking only and requires a permit, instead park a few streets away. 


Alternatively you can park within the Idlewells Shopping Centre multi-story car park which is a short 5 minutes walk away, however this is quite expensive, so it is advisable to park on a neighbouring street:

Post Code:  NG17 1BP

Car Park  Opening Times:

Monday- Saturday- 7-6.30
Sunday- 9.30-4.15
Up to 1 hour- 50p
Up to 2 hours- £1
Up to 3 hours- £2
Up to 4 hours- £3.50
Over 4 hours- £5
Sundays- Free


For those who wish to travel using public transport Sutton Bus station is just a five minute walk from the nursery being located outside the Idlewells shopping Centre:


Buses which travel from Nottingham to Sutton are both the 3A and 3B, which are on the Trent Barton Rainbow 3 line. The service begins at 6:05 am and runs through until 10:19pm.

These buses can both be caught from both Nottingham Victoria Centre and City Hospital and drop off at Sutton Bus Station, with the journey lasting approximately 1 hour and 16 minutes. 


A timetable can be found at the following link: http://www.trentbarton.co.uk/services/rainbow3/maps-and-times


Trains from Nottingham to Sutton Parkway can also be caught with a return ticket costing £5.50 during off-peak times. Trains from Nottingham to Sutton parkway are every 52 and 22 minutes past the hour. And trains from Sutton Parkway to Nottingham come every 14 and 44 minutes past the hour. The journey takes approximately 28 minutes. Bus number 146 can then be caught into Sutton Bus Station.


More info can be found through this link: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/spk/details.html


Social life

In terms of night life the nearest place for pubs and clubs is Mansfield Town Centre, where there are clubs such as Rush, Wonderland and Yates. There are also bars and clubs within Sutton Town Centre.  


If you wish to go shopping then the nearest shopping centre is the Idlewells shopping centre in Sutton, which is located next to the bus station, please note however that this is a small shopping centre holding shops such as New Look, Boots, Superdrug, Argos, Warren James and Dorothy Perkins. For more info on the centre use the following link: http://www.idlewells.co.uk/


Alternatively Mansfield Town Centre offers more shops and is located around 10-15mins away from Sutton Town Centre. To get to Mansfield the rainbow 3 line can also be used or for those who wish to drive parking is located within the Four Seasons Shopping Centre. Shops include New Look, Topshop, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Republic, Boots, Super drug, JJB, NEXT and more. For more info use: http://www.fourseasonsshopping.co.uk/. Info on parking can also be found through this link.


For more shopping experiences visit the East Midlands Designer outlet which hosts a variety of discount stores including Nike, The Body shop, Adidas, Ben Sherman, Jeff Banks and more. To get there the 9.1 bus following the nines Trent Barton route can be caught from Sutton with the journey taking approxiamately 10 mins. A timetable can be found here:http://www.trentbarton.co.uk/services/nines/maps-and-times  


For directions of more info use this link:  http://www.eastmidlandsdesigneroutlet.com/


There are many eating establishments located within Sutton including Frankie and Benny's, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza Delivery, McDonalds, KFC, local Indian and Chinese restaurants and many local pubs and Cafe's.


There is also a Superbowl, ten pin bowling alley located in Mansfield opposite Mansfield Bus Station. Further up the road there is an ODEON cinema if you would like to go and see a film. There is also a theatre located in Mansfield which had varying productions throughout the year.

Things to do, things not to do


Ensure you wear flat sensible shoes and also make sure you take a coat as the children spend a large amount of time outdoors.  


Do not park on the street where the nursery is located. 


Useful Contacts

Managing Director: Kim Mason

Nursery Manager: Tracy Pitchford

Deputy Manager: Sarah Varley 


If you wish to complete a placement here contact Tracy on (01623) 440624.


Before you go

 It is essential that you phone the nursery to ask them what time you need to be in on your first day and also what to wear (currently uniform consists of a purple nursery polo shirt, black trousers, black jumper and black shoes however this could change).


Also it is recommended that you go on a visit to the nursery before placement so that you can have a quick look round and to ensure you can find it so that you are not late on your first day.


Although there is a Londis shop next door to the nursery, it may be easier to take packed lunches as dinner breaks are only thirty minutes long.


Make sure you plan your journey by looking at timetables and accounting for traffic so that you are not late.







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