A new campus nursery
The University has run a popular nursery for many years, however our existing nursery building has reached the end of its lifespan. This project will allow us to relocate the provision to another more suitable site on campus and enable the University to provide a purpose built, modern nursery increasing childcare provision on campus for staff, students and local families.
It is anticipated the new building will include extended availability for babies with up to 30 baby places across three baby units, a dedicated toddler room and separate pre-school room.
The plans have changed a little since they were first approved in 2019, with some amendments to the size of the building. However, we are still aiming for a contemporary provision and a green, sustainable development.
Work started on site in November 2022 and the new building should be open to families by September/October 2023.
The new location for the nursery is on Campus East, opposite from the York Sport Village. This position offers the University the opportunity to provide a larger building with additional child spaces as well as expanded outdoor play areas and dedicated drop off parking.
The project aims to:
- Create an expanded provision, more than doubling current available places
- Offer a modern engaging environment for children and staff
- Increase outdoor space and facilities
What will it look like?
The building has been designed as a contemporary provision on a green, sustainable development.