This article will provide you with the information on when the Nursery is closed for staff development, Bank Holidays or unforeseen circumstances.

As part of the University’s commitment to staff development, the Nursery closes early at 4.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon five times per academic year (approximately once every 6 weeks) during the term time. There is no reduction in fees for this early closure. The dates for these early closures are published in the termly newsletters and in the ‘Coming Soon’ information on the message board in the foyer. Reminders are also posted on the Nursery Facebook page (UOP nursery).

The Nursery is closed on Bank Holidays and for the week between Christmas and New Year. The Nursery also closes for one day at the beginning of September each year, to allow staff to prepare for the new Academic Year.

If the Nursery is forced to close for a short time due to unforeseen circumstances, e.g. heavy snow, flood, power failure, heating failure or illness epidemic, you will be informed and then kept up-to-date via the University website and the Nursery Facebook page (UOP Nursery). For short term unforeseen closures, a refund of Nursery fees will usually be issued.

The Nursery managers are responsible for ensuring the correct adult to child ratios are maintained to safeguard the children. If the managers are unable to maintain a safe level of staffing, the Nursery will be closed. A refund of Nursery fees will usually be issued.