Childcare for pre-school children (ages 0-5)

If your children are young, you will probably have to look after them yourselves as domestic help is hard to find and very expensive. There are private day nurseries which take children under school age but many have waiting lists and the costs are high. 

Streatham and St Luke's Campuses

For students based in Exeter, the Devon Information on Services for Children website has details of playgroups, nurseries, childminders and out of school clubs.

The University Family Centre on the Streatham Campus in Exeter is run by qualified staff and takes children from six weeks to five years of age. Patients should apply well in advance if they need a place as demand is very high and places are limited. For details, please visit their website or contact

Cornwall Campus

For information on childcare services in Cornwall visit Cornwall's Family Information Service Directory website.

Children of students at our Cornwall Campus may attend the either of the two nurseries based either on the Penryn campus, or close to the Woodlane campus in Falmouth. For more detials, please visit the website here.