How to Apply

We would love to look after your little one so that you can work or study! If you'd like to secure a place, here’s what you need to do: -

How to apply

We’re delighted you’ve chosen us, and so if you need any help with your application, please call us on the nursery numbers below. We can’t guarantee a place but will do everything we can to accommodate you and your child.

How to apply


To apply, simply download and complete the form below making sure you tick the nursery of your choice. Alternativity pick up a form from the nursery receptions, Student Central or request one by telephoning 0114 260 2600.

If you do not hear back from us within 3 weeks, then please contact your preferred nursery manager at the numbers below.


If your application is successful, we will send over the contract with information about the sessions offered, along with the invoice for fees in advance.

As a college nursery were always conscious of financial concerns for our parents, and so we offer clear and fair payment terms.

If you are a student with us and feel you need help with the fees, you may be able to apply for financial support. To do this, complete a Student Support Fund application and return it along with any evidence requested to Student Central.


If you are offered a place, then you must accept this offer by returning a copy of the contract to us ahead of the deadline. Please advise us as soon as possible if you decide not to take up an offer.


If your application for a place with us is unsuccessful we will write to you with some information on other childcare options available.


If you are receiving financial help for your fees through the support fund, then please bring your award letter to the nursery as soon as possible. Please note if we don’t receive this letter, you will be charged at the full rate for your place.


Choosing your place

We pride ourselves with being routed in the Sheffield community. That’s why our places are open to all parents and carers living, working, or studying in the wider Sheffield and South Yorkshire area. Both of our two main sites provide quality facilities for your children.

City Nursery is situated at the bottom of Granville Road (next to our City Campus), and is close to both tram and bus routes. Our 60-place purpose-built nursery is open 50 weeks per year from 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Hillsborough Nursery is located within the grounds of Hillsborough Campus with great access to buses and trams. This purpose built 40-place nursery is open 50 weeks per year from 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday.

We like to be as flexible as possible, so provide both full and part time options, and even try to accommodate occasional and temporary emergency places.

If your child is between 2 and 5 years, we can offer 30 hours free through the Government’s entitlement scheme. We can also offer holiday cover at our City Nursery for children aged 7 and under.

City Nursery Hillsborough Nursery