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.


The Halley Nursery operates from a modern, spacious, purpose built building that is situated next to the main entrance of the university. The area for the children consists of three main rooms:

  • Bluebell Room caters for 18 children aged from 3 months to 2 years.
  • Lavender Room  caters for 20 children aged 2 to 3 years.
  • Apple Tree Room caters for 24 children aged from three to five years.

Bluebell Room benefits from having a separate sleep area with cots, where the babies and toddlers can relax and have quiet time and a milk kitchen and nappy changing area.

All rooms are adjoined to allow children to flow freely and to encourage interaction between the different groups.

The Lavender and Apple Tree rooms share a social area and have access to toilets and potties. All rooms have french doors leading out to the outdoor area.

Our outdoor area is large and fenced from the public. It consists of a level area and a hilly adventure area. The natural environment and woodland area has been maintained and the area benefits from a variety of outdoor equipment that assist and promote all aspects of children’s physical development.