Finding childcare providers

An important consideration for students and staff with children is who will look after them while you are at university. Glasgow Caledonian University has its own nursery on campus.

Our money section gives advice on help with paying for childcare and other money issues, for instance Child Tax credit.

We have a range of resources If you are looking for childcare, here are some suggestions below. You can also look outwith our website for finding childcare

Children on campus – Balancing parenting with studying

We recognise that it can be a challenge balancing parenting with studying and that there may be times when it is necessary to bring your children onto campus. However, please ensure that they are supervised at all times and take into consideration that it is not appropriate for them to accompany you to classes.

Some students may have a friend, relative or neighbour who is willing to look after their children. If you are in this situation and have to pay for it, you should look at paying for childcare to find out if you can ask for help with the cost.

On-campus Nursery

Our nursery provides a safe and secure environment to aid your child's development.

There are 25 student places. As we cannot guarantee that places in the University Nursery will be available, we strongly advise you to let us know your needs as soon as possible.

We take children from six weeks to five years old. You can apply to place your children here or on one of our other local sites. For further information, please contact us.

Nursery Manager
Childcare Scotland
Glasgow Caledonian University
G4 0BA
Tel: 0141 332 7654

More information about the Childcare Scotland Nursery on campus.

Other Ways to Find Childcare

Your local authority should be able to give you a list of registered childcare providers in your area. Here is an online list of resources to help you too.

Useful Contacts and Links

Useful Contacts 

Useful Links 

  • Gingerbread: A UK charity providing expert advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents. The organisation operates a free advice line, on 0800 018 4318, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
  • Parentzone: A website which provides information on education for children between three and 18-years-old. It aims to develop partnerships between parents and schools.
  • BBC Parenting: Information, advice and discussion covering all aspects of parenting and childcare.
  • Directgov Parents: Advice for parents on having a baby, childcare, the law, money matters, and employment rights.