Belmont C of E (Controlled) Primary School

Flourishing Together

01913 844178

Buckinghamshire Road, Durham, County Durham DH1 2QP


Noah's Ark Nursery

Ofsted rated - GOOD - October 2021


The Belmont CE Primary School family grew in September 2016, when we opened Noah's Ark Nursery.  Our Nursery offers a wide range of learning experiences in a warm and welcoming learning environment.

We work very closely with our Reception staff; this strengthens our EYFS Team and ensures a smooth transition for the children from Nursery to Reception.

Three-Year-Old Provision

We currently offer the 15 and 30 hour childcare provision during term time, as well as paid extra sessions.

All children are entitled to 15 hours free provision, from the school term after their third birthday, until they start school. 

Paid nursery sessions for children who have turned three are also available until they are eligible for government funding.

Our 15 hour provision is:

Five morning sessions


Monday - Friday 

8.45 a.m. - 11.45 a.m.

Option of lunch and wrap around care to

12.30 p.m. for £4.00

Five afternoon sessions 


Monday- Friday

12.30 p.m.- 3.30 p.m.

Option of lunch and wrap around care from 11.45 a.m. for £4.00
Two and a half days


Monday, Tuesday 9.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m. and Wednesday 8.45 a.m.- 11.45 a.m.


Wednesday 12.30 p.m.-3.30 p.m. and 

Thursday, Friday 9.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m.

(Lunch is required on full days either a paid meal or a packed lunch will be needed)


The 30 hour government funded childcare provision is available, for children the term after their third birthday.  To check if you are eligible, please use the following website:

Our 30 hour provision is:

Monday - Friday

9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

(Lunch is required on full days either a paid school meal or packed lunch will be needed)

Two-Year-Old Provision

We are pleased to announce that in January 2022, we extended our Nursery provision for two-year-old children. We offer paid and government funded sessions.

Funded Two-year-old places
We offer places for two-year olds to access the ‘play and learn’ sessions. This funding is only
available if you meet the criteria set out by the local authority.

To check your eligibility please use this link

Funded two-year olds would be eligible for 15 hours per week – Term Time only
This would be:

Five mornings Mon to Fri 8:45am to 11:45am
Five afternoons Mon to Fri 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Two and a half days

Mon & Tues 9am to 3pm

Wed 8:45am to 11:45am


Wed 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Thurs & Fri 9am to 3pm


Paid sessions
The offer for these sessions is half days or full days - Term Time only.
This would be:
Morning session 8.45am-11.45am
Afternoon session 12.30pm-3.30pm
Full day 9am-3pm

Please enquire about cost of sessions.

Lunches on full days for funded or paid sessions would be an extra cost, or you can provide a packed lunch.

Wrap Around Care

We offer a Breakfast and Tea Club service to provide wraparound care for Nursery children.  Breakfast Club is open from 7.30 a.m. and Tea Club closes at 5.30 p.m.

Please call 0191 3844178 to speak to Mrs Sleeman (Nursery Manager) or email for further information.