Freshlings Nursery

Freshlings Nursery is open to staff and students of University of Plymouth. We are open 8:15am-5:45pm Monday-Friday for 49 weeks of the year and are registered to take up to 83 children aged 0-5 years. 

We provide snacks and lunches to the children which are included in your nursery fees. These are prepared on the University of Plymouth site by our Catering Department. We are able to cater for most dietary requirements and allergies.

Our setting is divided into four nursery rooms; baby, toddler, tweenie and pre-school. Please see individual pages for more information and photos of the rooms.

Our aim is to work with you to support the learning and development of your child and their individual needs. When starting with Freshlings Nursery, your child will be allocated a key person, they will support your child, settle them into nursery life and make a close bond with them, ensuring they feel safe and secure. Your child’s key person will be your main point of contact in the setting should you need to discuss anything. 

Parent partnerships are important to us, we encourage you to participate in your child’s learning journey, with photos, comments and wow moments. We also arrange parents meetings, around three a year to update you on your child’s progress. You can request a meeting with your child’s key person at any time. We ask you to keep us updated on your child’s interests and experiences at home and these can be fed into your child’s play in the setting and reflected in their learning journeys.

If you wish to apply for a space, for which there is a booking fee of £30, or to be placed on our waiting list please contact us on or +44 1752 588550 to request a booking form and return it to us. 

For more information please contact Vicky Smith, Early Years Childcare and Education Development Manager, on +44 1752 588550 or