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The University has two Workplace Nurseries:

University Nursery at Edwinstowe Close

76 full-time staff places

Clare Grave, Nursery Manager

Tel: 01223 353068 or email


University Nursery at West Cambridge

121 full-time places (101 for staff of the University and 20 for University students)

Sammy Frost, Nursery Manager               

Tel: 01223 464227 or email



Places are NOT available to College staff, Visiting Scholars or Fellows. For further information on eligibility, see the application process.

Both nurseries:

  1. Are managed on behalf of the University by Childbase Partnership
  2. Take children from 3 months to 5 years
  3. Open 08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday all year, except for Bank Holidays that fall outside University term time and certain other holiday periods
  4. Provide milk and snacks, a midday meal and tea as well as nappies
  5. Are registered to provide Early Years Funding for 3 and 4 year olds
  6. Charge an hourly rate for late pick-ups