Support with childcare

The University of Birmingham runs three day nurseries on or near to campus to support you while you study. 

Friendly, creative and professional staff will make sure your child is learning and growing in a safe, secure and homely environment. Settings are calm and welcoming, with natural resources and extensive outside space. Outdoor learning, sustainable practices, curiosity and mindfulness are key values.

Visit the Birmingham Day Nurseries website

The Maples Day Nursery

The Maples

At The Maples (Edgbaston Park Road), curiosity-led learning takes place in a home-from-home setting. Thanks to a location next door to Winterbourne House and Garden, children visit the botanic garden daily to explore and learn. The Nursery uses no single-use disposable wipes, and cloth nappies are welcomed. The Maples is for children aged 2 to 4-years-old.

Opening hours

07.55 - 18.20 Monday to Friday, 50 weeks of the year. Closed for approximately eight days over the Christmas vacation and four days over the Easter vacation.

Children can attend full time, or on a sessional basis of mornings or afternoons.

The Elms Day Nursery
The Oaks Day Nursery

The Elms and The Oaks

At The Elms (Edgbaston Park Road) and The Oaks (off Bristol Road, Selly Oak), your child can go on an adventure at Forest School, unwind in the Sensory Room, and enjoy a host of activities from music and cookery to yoga and sport. These nurseries are for children aged 6 weeks to 4 years.

Opening hours

07.30 - 17.55 Monday to Friday, 50 weeks of the year. Closed for approximately eight days over the Christmas vacation and four days over the Easter vacation.

Children can attend full time, or on a sessional basis of mornings or afternoons.

Fees

University of Birmingham students receive reduced fees at these nurseries. All fees are detailed on the Birmingham Day Nurseries website.

Visit the website for full details

For more information

Take a look at the Money advice and support section of our website to find out more about the funding available to you as a parent.

Further information for student parents is available from the Student Funding Office on financialsupport@bham.ac.uk or +44 (0)121 414 7391.

You could also try visiting the following useful sources of advice and guidance for student parents who require help meeting the cost of university study.