Fourth University of Cambridge nursery under construction

A new University of Cambridge nursery building for the children of staff and students is under construction to the south of the city, near Hills Road.

New nursery under construction

The new development will help address the strong demand for nursery places and support staff and students with their personal arrangements around work and study, alongside the three high quality nurseries already operated by the University. 

The nursery will be named after the former Chair of the Nursery Project Board (NPB), Professor Chris Abell, who sadly passed away unexpectedly in October last year. Professor Abell led the Board with tenacity and enthusiasm, and his determination, wise counsel and strategic vision were instrumental in the University successfully commencing construction of the new nursery.

Professor Eilís Ferran, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, said: “The expansion of our nursery services is key to supporting our staff and students with childcare responsibilities and we are delighted more people will benefit from this. Balancing work, study and family life can be challenging, and the University is committed to working to remove potential barriers and ensure we attract and retain the best students and staff from all over the world.”

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Reproduced courtesy of the University of Cambridge

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