What we offer

Based within the beautiful Colchester campus of the University of Essex, the Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery makes good use of the natural parkland with regular organised walks and activities. We embrace the University’s global community and welcome the opportunity to explore, explain and celebrate different cultures within our day nursery child care provision.

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We welcome all applications – whether you are a student, employed at the University or a member of the public. We currently offer both morning and afternoon sessions as well as full day care, so we can help arrange child care to suit your needs. Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery provides child care all year except bank holidays and Christmas vacation.

Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery offers a wide variety of stimulating and interactive activities for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. Our dedicated areas include indoor and outdoor space for sand and water play, creative one-on-one activities and rest areas. Each area has direct access to our own secure garden where the children are encouraged to play outside as much as possible, allowing free flow play and rich learning opportunities. This educational environment is further strengthened by our extensive activity programme and equipment, with nursery staff regularly adapting the activities for the children in their care.

Our day nursery child care facilities are kept immaculately clean to ensure the most hygienic environment for all our children. With changing locations set away from eating, rest and play areas, we maintain safe and healthy surroundings.

We understand that choosing child care is an important decision. If you would like to visit us to get a feel for our nursery and see the care we provide, our dedicated Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery team will be happy to show you around and answer any questions.

Holiday Club

Holiday Club is a chance for your children to enjoy an array of summer activities whilst making full use of the beautiful surroundings of Wivenhoe Park.

Starting on Monday 24 July 2017 and finishing Friday 25 August 2017, from 8.30am to 5.30pm every week day, the Holiday Club welcomes children aged five to seven. All older children can enjoy the fantastic CHUMS holiday club organised and run by Essex Sport.

If you’d like to register your interest in the scheme, just drop us an email at nursery@essex.ac.uk and we’ll send you an application form. Applications can be submitted from 10.00am on Monday 3 April 2017 and must be returned by email only.

Children can be booked in for single days or for week-long sessions, for more information please get in touch.