The Students' Union runs a 62 place nursery on Frenchay Campus. Our aim is to provide a warm, caring environment that will offer a variety of learning opportunities for babies and young children.


Halley Nursery is situated on Frenchay Campus and provides high quality childcare and education for the children of students, university employees and the local community. The Halley nursery opened its doors in September 2007 at Frenchay campus, providing childcare for 62 children aged 3 months to 5 years.

The nursery is a year round provision, though there are term time places allocated to students and employees. This follows from many years of planning, during which professionals from different departments and the children and parents of our nursery participated in consultations, where they provided their support and offered their creative ideas and experience.

The nurseries will offer priority to students and staff of UWE, with places being offered to community parents if there are unfilled spaces. We aim to carry on improving our childcare services through continuous consultations with children and parents.

If you wish to obtain further information please contact the nursery using the details below:

Tel: 0117 32 86290 or e-mail us at  

Why Choose Halley?

  • Professional, caring and experienced staff
  • Happy, friendly, fun, safe environment for your child
  • Emphasis on helping your child to develop emotionally, socially and educationally
  • Understanding of the specific requirements of student parents
  • Spacious, purpose built nursery
  • Fantastic large leafy garden!
  • Great special events include Teddy Bears Picnic, Easter Egg hunt, Chinese New Year, trips to local farms and the zoo, Christmas Celebrations and many, many more.
  • Special celebration of every child's birthday
  • Specialised provisions for babies as young as 3 months are now available
  • Easily accessible to all Bristol UWE campuses, with easy access drop-off points for your child

There are many reasons why you would choose Halley Nursery for your child. We have outlined a few above and any of our friendly staff would be more than happy to discuss these with you! 

Download: An Expression of Interest form.

If you are interested in a place at the nursery then please fill out the following form:

Online Fees Payment

Contact Us

Phone: 0117 32 86290
Opening Times: 8:00 - 17.30 - all year round.
Visit Us: The Halley Nursery operates from a modern, spacious, purpose built building that is situated next to the main entrance of the university.