Colleges Nursery School, Campkin Road, Cambridge

Colleges Nursery School was built in 1972 with funds donated by the colleges of Cambridge University and the fund raising efforts of a community based committee. On completion of the building was adopted by the local authority. Further building projects have followed and Colleges now shares its site with North Cambridge Children’s Centre.

All 3-4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours per week of government funded education/childcare during term time. From September 2017 children of working parents may be eligible for an additional 15 hours a week (30 hours free entitlement). To find out if you are eligible please visit the Cambridgeshire County Council website.

We are open 8.00am – 4.00pm. Download your application form from the Applying For a Place section on the website or ring the school office.

Colleges offers free places for 80 children aged between three and four years old with the option of purchasing extra care.

The Daisy Room offers 24 places for two and three year olds. You can apply for a place with this form.


Parent Governors required 

The governing body of Cambridge Nursery Federation has one parent governor vacancy in each nursery school.  Please go to the News page for more information.


The Future

For over 100 years Brunswick Nursery School and Colleges Nursery School have provided exceptional Early Years Education and we are still passionate about offering outstanding provision for young children.

We want to reassure you that despite the current financial situation we look forward with confidence to the future. We are working closely with our colleagues in other nursery schools both in Cambridgeshire and nationally in the knowledge that these partnerships strengthen us.


Bad Weather Closure Information

We try to keep the Nursery open through bad weather. The best way of finding out about school closure is to check the county council website or to listen to the local radio: The information you need to check is below: (on the front page of the website under schools is a link to the school closures page). The following radio stations give regular updates:

  • BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (96.0)
  • Heart FM (103)
  • Star Radio (107.9/1)

Contact Details

Colleges Nursery School
The Centre
Campkin Road

Tel: 01223 712168