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Nurseries in Essex

Essex County Council is located in the East of England region of England

The District and Borough councils of Essex County Council include:
Basildon Council, Braintre District Council, Brentwood Borough Council, Castle Point Borough Council, Chelmsford City Council, Colchester City Council, Epping Forest District Council, Harlow Council, Maldon District Council, Rochford District Council, Tendring District Council, Uttlesford District Council

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Early years and Nursery childcare in Essex

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Choosing the right place to learn, play and grow for your child is a very important decision. In the UK, the local authority plays a significant role in early education to ensure that all families can access a variety of childcare options.

The information and official data available has been organised to present key information about nursery care located in Essex County Council.

This summary of information includes data from the following types of nurseries, you can also search and filter these categories and view what is on offer.

  • Day nurseries
  • Local Authority Nursery Schools
  • Primary Schools with a nursery class
  • Independent schools with a nursery class
  • Special schools with a nursery class
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Types of Nurseries

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Types of Nurseries in Essex

There are 1157 nurseries in Essex made up of the following:

941

Day Nurseries

2

Local Authority Nursery Schools

171

Primary Schools With a Nursery Class

32

Independent Schools With a nursery class

11

Special Schools With a nursery class

Ofsted

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Ofsted

Click the tabs below to find the Ofsted ratings for the different types of nurseries in Essex.

Day Nurseries
Local Authority Nursery Schools
Primary Schools with a Nursery class
Independent Schools with a nursery class
Special Schools with a nursery class

Outstanding

138
rising

5.83% Retain Rating

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Good

585
rising

7.75% Retain Rating

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Require Improvement

16
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0.00% Retain Rating

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Inadequate

13
rising

0.82% Retain Rating

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Ofsted

Nurseries are Awaiting an Inspection

252

Why do some nurseries not have an Ofsted report?

  • They may be newly registered and have not been inspected yet
  • An inspection has taken place recently, but the report hasn’t been published yet
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Food

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Food Hygiene Ratings

As a parent or carer it is important to know that the food standards are met at the nursery your child will attend. We have compiled data for all available nurseries in Essex below. Click the different types of nurseries to see an overview of ratings.

Day Nurseries
Local Authority Nursery Schools
Primary Schools with a Nursery class
Independent Schools with a nursery class
Special Schools with a nursery class

5: Very good

515

4: Good

34

3: Satisfactory

4

2: Some improvement is necessary

1

1: Major improvement is necessary

1

0: Urgent improvement is necessary

0

No rating/unable to capture rating

469

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Disclaimer

We strive to consistently deliver accurate data across our website, sourced primarily from the Department for Education and Local Authorities in England. Our ongoing efforts are focussed on refining the organisation of care and education provider data, enhancing calculations, and expanding information sources to offer a complimentary service to families. Although we endeavour our best efforts to ensure data is accurate and up to date, there are inaccuracies owing to the being made data available and human efforts in organising and calculating results. It’s essential to note that this page is independently operated and the information presented should be regarded as a helpful guide, rather than an official local authority source. Please contact us, if you have a productive contribution to the data presented on this page.