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University of Sheffield Union of Students Nursery

We are a full year nursery from ages 6 months to school age, we take children from the students and staff of the University of Sheffield and from the surrounding community.


The University Of Sheffield Union Of Students Nursery provides Early Years provision for children aged 6 months to 5 years old, offering high quality teaching and learning experiences, delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and registered with Ofsted (our Ofsted registration number – 300762).

The Nursery team are highly qualified with a rich experience of teaching and caring for young children. All practitioners have DBS (old CRB) checks and we have a range of qualifications including Early Years Professional status, Early Years Foundation Degrees, NVQ level 4 and Level 3 Childcare qualifications and many decades of experience.

Our Nursery committee meet regularly to discuss Nursery issues and to celebrate achievements. The committee brings together Children’s Services staff and management, Students’ Union officers and parent representatives.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sue Stew
Contact Position
Childrens' Services Manager
0114 2228690

Where to go

University Of Sheffield Students' Union Nursery
93 Brunswick Street
South Yorkshire
S10 2FL

Contact Traveline 01709 515151 or

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Full Year or school year, week days
Time of day
Session Information
Morning 8-1pm
Afternoon 1-6pm

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
Accessible toilet
Cater for special dietary requirements
Dietary needs catered for
Lactose intolerant
Nut allergy
Gluten free
Additional dietary information
Special dietary requirements are always catered for.
Supports special needs and disabilities
Special needs and disabilities experience
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Down's Syndrome
Visual impairment
Hearing impairment
Cerebral Palsy
No diagnosis yet
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Medical Needs or long term illness
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
Additional special needs information
Children with special needs can be included following assessment and discussion with parents. Staff have undertaken special needs training.
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Culture/ethnicities accommodated
Additional culture/ethnicity information
Diverse group of children and families as we cater for students families from all over the world. The nursery consults with parents regarding cultural & religious needs on an individual basis.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£24.50 for Student 3 & overs Per session
£25.50 for Student under 3's Per session
£26.50 Non Students Per session
Costs may vary for students depending on circumstances. £2.20? TBC for a hot lunch and morning and afternoon snack at 60p each Employer Supported childcare Vouchers accepted also from HMRC For student clients siblings get a 10% discount.
Age Range
6 months to 5 years
  • IndoorOutdoor Play
  • Musical Instruments
  • Days out/visits
  • Catering facilities
  • Outdoor play/equipment
  • Parking
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Changing facilities
  • Garden
  • Secure setting
  • ICT Facilities
  • Pets
  • Visual aids

We have children from the students and the staff at the University and Students Union as well as families from our local community. Many of our families are international and so we have a very diverse nursery where everyone is seen as a unique individual.

Place Ranges

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancy Ranges
6 months - 4yrs Years: 10 places
Please contact us for details and to join the waiting list (or use the google form on our website)
Date updated

Funded Early Learning

Registered to provide Funded Early Learning Places?
For 2 year olds (up to 15 hours a week)
For 3&4 year olds (up to 15 hours a week)

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8am 6pm
Tuesday 8am 6pm
Wednesday 8am 6pm
Thursday 8am 6pm
Friday 8am 6pm
IndoorOutdoor Play
Musical Instruments
Days out/visits
Catering facilities
Outdoor play/equipment
Disabled Facilities
Changing facilities
Secure setting
ICT Facilities
Visual aids

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
06/01/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
31/10/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/02/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer


We have experience of working with an ever widening range of special needs and disabilities and are happy to learn and work in partnership with parents and other inclusion team members.

Contact Name
Sue Stew
Contact Telephone
0114 2228690
Contact Email
Sheffield University Students Union Children's Services
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 

Priority is given to children from the waiting list and this includes Sheffield University (and Union) Students and staff and local community.

Do you operate a waiting list? 
Waiting list details 

Places are allocated on the length of time on the list when a place matching the families requirements is available.

Staffing arrangements 
Staffing levels varied according to need
Staffing arrangements details 

We work on the statutory ratios.

Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

Many staff have had training on a range of special needs and disabilities from the Local Authorities Inclusion team and from the NDNA (National Day Nursery Association) and other reputable trainers. Both of our SEND co-ordinators have achieved the Level 3 CACHE award for SEND. We share the knowledge from the course to the rest of the team in staff training and development time throughout the year.

How do you communicate with your service users? 
Directly with parents/carers
Progress updates provided
Communicating with service users details 

We use iconnect and Parentzone.

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