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View typical FAQ’s here and feel more at ease. Choosing a day nursery for the first time can be a little daunting and we understand that you will probably have lots of questions. We will be happy to answer them personally but in the meantime you may find some useful answers in our Parent FAQs below.

We recommend as soon as possible to secure your place as the nurseries can fill up very fast.

There are a few options, you can contact our Nursery by telephone or email to arrange a tour of the nursery and complete the paperwork. Alternatively, you can book a place via our online booking form, and complete application form. 

To ensure a smooth transition into nursery we recommend at least 2/3 settling-in visits for all children to enable them to adapt to their new surroundings and to meet staff and children in the room. Where possible, we suggest this is done over 2 weeks to ensure there is time if required, to increase the number of visits.

  • A recent photograph of your child, not passport size.
  • A named bag, not too large (not plastic or drawstring)
  • A change of clothes, including underwear if potty training. Please include wellies, rain coats, sunscreen and hats (suitable for the season). Please label.
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and small comb
  • EpiPen or any other type of long term medicine if your child has an allergy or medical condition which requires this. Medicine needs to be prescibed and labelled with name and instructions clear.

OFSTED inspections take place approximately once every cycle, this is normally between 2 and 5 years. New settings are inspected with 2½ years of opening.

We are open from 8am to 6pm. Our nursery is open 52 weeks of the year and only closed for bank holidays.

Yes, all staff have to have a DBS check completed when they first start at Apricot Day Nursery. DBS checks are then renewed every two years.

Our staff are qualified to Level 3 in childcare or higher. Staff who do not hold a level 3 qualification are currently studying towards one.

We hold regular first aid courses throughout the nursery group for all our staff and our aim is to ensure everyone is first aid trained within a short time of starting Kids Planet.

Yes, we offer FREE funded places for eligible 2 year olds and 3-4 year olds are eligible for 15 and 30 hours free childcare.


We hold an out-of-school club – Jumping Jacks is an OfSTED registered Holiday Club and Out-of-School Club based within the Big Sky Soft Play Centre in Peterborough. Part of Apricots Day Nursery, it provides childcare, around school hours and during holiday times, for children up to the age of 11.

Caring for children during term time, Jumping Jacks’ Before & After School Club gives children the opportunity to let off steam, relax or engage in fun, different and exciting activities after school each day. Based within the Big Sky Soft Play Centre, the club’s dedicated suite provides a safe and secure setting, with the benefits of the soft play facility just yards away. Children have the choice to engage in exciting group activities, such as baking or painting, or they can enjoy our large range of toys and games; from dressing up to jigsaws to computer games.

Delicious, healthy snacks + unlimited juice are provided to all children whilst at Jumping Jacks.Jumping Jacks is Ofsted registered

For children from St. Botolph’s Primary School, Jumping Jacks also provides an additional ‘drop off’ and ‘pick up’ service, delivering and collecting children from school each day, meaning that busy working parents no longer have to worry about the school run. Parents can drop off their child at Jumping Jacks from 8am, happy in the knowledge that they will be taken safely and on time to school in the Jumping Jacks mini-bus. Children are picked up after school by the Jumping Jacks team and brought back to the Jumping Jacks Club, to be picked up by parents by 6pm.

We welcome children from all local schools for our after-school & holiday clubs. We believe in the strong friendships that can form and develop all the way into secondary school & beyond.

Jumping Jacks Out of School club members also benefit from priority booking for our popular Holiday Clubs.

The Jumping Jacks school club provides a convenient, reliable and affordable setting for children aged up to 11 between 3pm and 6pm each day.
For more information call us today on 01733 390969. We can’t wait to see you here!

During the long school holidays, Jumping Jacks offers its popular holiday club for children up to the age of 11. A reliable and convenient service for parents based in Big Sky in a dedicated suite, the holiday club gives children the opportunity to take part in constructive activities, exciting games and to go out on fun and interesting trips, making new friends along the way.
Jumping Jacks is based at the Big Sky Centre.Children enjoy using the Big Sky facilities, indoor and outdoor games, competitions and use of Jumping Jacks’ extensive range of equipment. Popular trips out of the Big Sky Centre. We give every child the opportunity to experience new places and make the most of the weather and outdoors.

Jumping Jacks includes delicious and healthy snacks and unlimited drinks throughout the day. Lunch can also be provided for an additional fee.

The Jumping Jacks holiday club provides a convenient, reliable and affordable setting for children aged up to 11 between 8am and 6pm during school holidays and half term. For more information call today on 01733 390969.
We can’t wait to see you here!


Booking a Place

If you are already registered with Jumping Jacks Holiday Club, we are trying to make it easier for you to book. Please email us at manager@apricotnursery.co.uk and we will confirm your booking with a returned email. We will hold the booking for 1 week provisionally, once you contact us and arrange payment we will confirm the booking. Alternatively please fill in our booking form below.

Jumping Jacks Forms

Please follow the button below for our registration form. Just print it out and bring it into the setting and we will be able to sign you up straight away. If you need any other information, please feel free to call us on 01733 390969.

My daughter settled really quickly here, out of the 4 childcare providers Millie has been to, Apricot has been the best. The staff are down to earth and friendly and Millie loves it. Being qualified in childcare myself, it’s nice to finally find a place where I feel she’s getting the best! Thank you!
- Netty Barrett -
A great setting with great staff, our daughter loves coming here for after school club to play and see all her friends, hopefully our other daughter will get the same chance to go there when she gets to primary school.
- Phil N Philippa Harwood -
My daughter loves this nursery, she is always happy after sessions. Very friendly staff, healthy food, clean rooms. In our previous nursery my daughter always cried, had night terrors, every time was dirty, but Apricot is amazing, I see big progress in my daughter behavior, she is calm and happy now. Very recommend!
- Karina Fjodorova -
Quality Nursery Peterborough

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