Two nursery children playing with brightly coloured wooden blocks
Our on-campus nursery offers childcare for children aged 0-5 years, and is open to staff, students and the wider University community.
Located in Endsleigh Place, at the northern edge of our city-centre campus, children are welcomed into our Caterpillars, Bumblebees, Dragonflies, and Ladybird room, dependent on age. This enables our Qualified Practitioners to tailor activities to meet the individual need of each child.
Working closely with the Plymouth Institute of Education, we have designed our curriculum to develop creative, kind, independent, curious and confident children who are ready to continue their love of learning at school.
If you wish to be placed on the waiting list or require further information please contact us or pop in and see us. We also have a number of bank and student practitioner placement contracts, so please feel free to email us your CV.
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Ofsted inspection

We were successfully inspected by Ofsted in January 2019.

Information for parents

Spring Budget ratio announcement

You may have seen announced in the Spring budget that the ratio for staff-to-child will increase from 1:4 to 1:5 for two-year-olds in England from September 2023 – subject to parliamentary procedure.
Although this change would align us with Scotland and other countries, the team at Freshlings Nursery are committed to maintaining our focus on the quality of care and education we deliver, so as a result, we will not increase the level of children in the care of one Practitioner. This will enable us to continue delivering our curriculum, designed to develop Creative, Kind, Independent, Curious and Confident children who are ready to continue their love of learning at school, without any detrimental impact on quality. Research evidence suggests that increasing the ratios will negatively impact the children’s experiences, and we are not prepared to jeopardise this in any way.

Policies

At Freshlings Nursery we have an extensive policy file which details the organisations policies, procedures and advice for parents. Please see below for some of the policies we feel you as a parent should be made aware of. If there are any other policies you would like to view please email us at freshlingsnursery@plymouth.ac.uk and we can provide you with a copy. *Please note that the policies are currently under review

child playing at Freshlings Nursery