To register for a nursery place, a nursery application form needs to be completed by the child’s parent/guardian.
Application to the nursery is open to all staff and students of the Oxford Brookes University. The 2-5’s section is also open to external children. All parents will be required to book a minimum of four sessions per week for a minimum of one whole semester (one day equals 2 sessions). Once a child has started attending the nursery their place can continue even if the parent ceases to be a Brookes’ student or member of staff, but the place will be charged at the external rate.
If a place is available, the applicant will be notified in writing and a non-returnable reservation fee of £100.00 requested to secure the place. If a place is not available the child’s name will be placed on the waiting list. If a child leaves the nursery and wishes to return within a 6 month period of their leaving date a re-registration fee of £500.00 will be charged once a place has been offered and accepted.
When the nursery is full, places on the waiting list will be prioritised as follows:
- Children already attending the nursery and wishing to swap/increase places.
- Children with siblings already attending the nursery.
- Children of university staff or students who have been on the waiting list the longest.
- Children of external parents (2-5’s room only).
If a child’s name has been on the list for more than six months after the date of them wanting to start, they automatically join category number 1 on the priority list and places will then be offered in order of date of registration. This does not apply to external children.
This policy was reviewed in November 2021.