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The University has four Workplace Nurseries:

Edwinstowe Nursery

Fran Harris,

Nursery Manager

Tel: 01223 353068 or email


West Cambridge Nursery

Lesa Clare,

Nursery Manager               

Tel: 01223 464227 or email



Eddington Nursery

Tamara Pusic,

Nursery Manager

Tel: 01223 656580 or email



Chris Abell Nursery 

Katie Summerville,

Nursery Manager

Tel: 01223 609696 or email


Edwinstowe Close and West Cambridge Nurseries are managed on behalf of the University by Childbase Partnership. West Cambridge holds an Outstanding grade from Ofsted and Edwinstowe Close holds a Good grade from Ofsted.

Eddington Nursery is managed on behalf of the University by Bright Horizons Family Solutions.  Eddington holds a Good grade from Ofsted.

The Chris Abell Nursery is managed on behalf of the University by Kids Planet and holds an Outstanding grade from Ofsted.

Community places are available at all University nurseries (subject to availability). To find out more, please contact the nurseries directly.

For further information on eligibility for the University Workplace Nurseries, see the application process.

Offers of places at the University Nurseries depend on demand and qualifying criteria.

Please note - no offer of a place can be guaranteed.


All four nurseries:

  1. Take children from 3 months to 5 years
  2. 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
  3. Provide milk and snacks, a midday meal and tea as well as nappies
  4. Are registered to provide Early Years Funding for eligible children who are 2, 3 and 4 years old. 
  5. Charge an hourly rate for late pick-ups