Nursery provision

Established in 1990, centrally located close to the city centre and Ofsted inspected, the nursery is available throughout the year for children up to the age of five years.


All childcare staff are professionally qualified and have a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience.

Every child matters

We aim to provide high standards in pre-school learning within a fun, caring and secure environment. We implement the Early Years Foundation Stage providing parents with the assurance that we keep children safe and help them to thrive.


  • Nursery places for children up to the age of five
  • Vacation Childcare – may be available for children up to the end of reception year, including the summer holidays before year one.
  • Emergency Childcare places may be available if you have a problem with your regular childcare arrangement.
  • Occasional Crèche provision within or external to the Childcare Centre can be provided.
  • Free early education sessions may be available for children following their third birthday.

For More Information come and see us

Opening times

8am - 1pm and 1pm - 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Full or part-time sessions are available.

For more information about fees, session times etc please contact us.


Childcare Service, St Mary’s Childcare Centre, University of Sunderland, City Campus,

Chester Road, Sunderland SR1 3SD.

Tel: 0191 515 2286