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Quality childcare in Colchester

children playing in the Day NurseryOur purpose-built nursery is set in the beautiful surroundings of Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex.

We offer exceptional day care for children aged from 3 months to 5 years old.

We welcome applications from all children, whether you are a student, employed at the University or a member of the public.

Why we are different

  • We have a dedicated and caring team of practitioners with service at the nursery totalling over 467 years!
  • We follow a high quality educational practice overseen by two graduate Early Years Professionals
  • Our seasonal home cooked menus are developed by our resident chefs
  • All our rooms have direct access to the natural outdoor environment where free flow play is supported
  • Being on the University campus offers us opportunities to explore the parkland in different seasons
  • The children enjoy trips out onto campus and Wivenhoe House Hotel
  • We are part of the University's global community and have a strong appreciation of different cultures
  • We hold children's mini graduations linked to the University's graduation celebrations

Explore our pages to find out more, or contact us.

Day Nursery, Wivenhoe Park, University of Essex
+44 (0)1206 873224

“The nursery provides a vibrant and stimulating environment and the staff offer an extremely inclusive and welcoming service for all children and their families.”
Ofsted Report November, 2012