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There are three local nurseries, which either belong to colleges or have places assigned for specific colleges. Details can be found below:

Queens' College Nursery

The College has a nursery situated at Owlstone Croft in Newnham, with up to 25 places for children from 3 months to school age. The Nursery is open all year round, from Monday to Friday, from 0830 – 1700, excluding bank holidays when the Nursery is closed. Priority is given to children of Fellows, students and staff, but early application is essential as places are limited and there is usually a waiting list. For further information, please contact the Nursery Manager Amanda Smith on 01223 335623 or email qcdn@wigwamnurseries.co.uk

The Mrs Cameron Day Nursery (Gonville and Caius College)

Gonville and Caius has a nursery based near Harvey Court, Sidgwick Avenue site, with up to 25 places for children from 3 months to school age. Known as the Mrs Cameron Day Nursery, the facility is open 8.30am–5pm, Mon–Fri. Gonville and Caius staff, students and Fellows are given priority for places but any remaining vacancies are open to others. For more information, contact nursery owner Mrs Elizabeth Wiggam or Nursery Manager Nicola Finlayson on 01223 740688 or email Gonville and Caius College Nursery.

The Wolfson Court Nursery

Girton, Churchill, St John's and Trinity Colleges are connected to the Wolfson Court nursery, which opened in January 2005 on Clarkson Road, off Grange Road. Wolfson Court has up to 76 places for children from 3 months to school age and is open from 7.30am–6pm throughout the year. The nursery is run by Bright Horizons, who operate a number of other private nurseries in the region. Priority places are available to staff, students and Fellows of Girton, Churchill, St John's and Trinity Colleges but the nursery is also open to others, including the general public. For more information and an application form, contact the nursery on 01223 656318 or email parentenquiry@brighthorizons.com. Alternatively, contact the individual Colleges or Bright Horizons on 0845 365 2929.