I Have Children

I Have Children


Local Nurseries

Unfortunately, as the university doesn’t have an on-campus nursery, we have compiled a list of nurseries close to the campus that you may find useful: 

Bright Horizons Quayside Day Nursery and Preschool

Rated good by Ofsted


Tel:  01473 350459

Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ


Little Leaders Childcare

Rated good by Ofsted


Tel: 01473 221777

Oak Hall, Woodville Rd, Ipswich IP4 1PD


Bluebells Nursery

Rated good by Ofsted


Tel: 01473 221700

31-37 Bond St, Ipswich IP4 1JD


Financial support

If you are a student parent, in fulltime education and have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needsyou may be eligible for additional financial support. For more information, please visit the .gov website here. (link) https://www.gov.uk/childcare-grant


You may also be eligible for Parents’ Learning Allowance; the amount you get depends on your household income. For more information, please visit the .gov website here. (link)  https://www.gov.uk/parents-learning-allowance


The Adult Dependants’ Grant is for students with caring responsibilities for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/adult-dependants-grant

Can’t think of anything to do with the kids? We have made a list of activities for children here.  https://www.uosunion.org/events/kidsactivities/


What to connect with other parent students? Contact your students with caring responsibilities officer, Ronan Palmer at r.palmer@uos.ac.uk


Got any suggestions or recommendations, pop us a message on our facebook or email us at su.admin@uos.ac.uk.