The nursery is OPEN to all children at the present time.

Virtual Nursery Tours

If your child is about to start at Brunswick please go to the News menu above – News for Parents page where you will find a short video showing you around the nursery.

Brunswick Nursery School, Young Street, Cambridge

Brunswick has a long tradition of providing nursery education. Despite current government uncertainty we will continue to provide Outstanding provision through the coming years. We are looking forward to welcoming a new group of children for the academic year 2020-2021.

First opened as a ‘Ragged School’ in 1854, Brunswick is a very popular Local Authority funded Nursery School, offering free places for 80 children aged between three and four years old with the option of purchasing extra care between 8am and 3.45pm.  If you are looking for a nursery place for your two year old child please contact our federated nursery, Colleges Nursery School (email: or Tel: 01223 712168).


Following an inspection in March 2017 Brunswick has once again been designated as Outstanding!

 ‘Staff are committed to promoting children’s learning and well-being and want the very best for all children’

 ‘Children thrive and develop as confident learners who are well prepared for the next stage of their learning’

 ‘They show natural curiosity and develop new knowledge, skills and understanding very quickly’


All 3-4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours per week of government funded education/childcare during term time.  From September 2017 children of working parents may be eligible for an additional 15 hours a week (30 hours free entitlement).  To find out if you are eligible please visit the Cambridgeshire County Council website.

We are open 8.00am – 3.45pm. Download your application form from the Applying for a place section on the website or ring the school office.

We hope your association with this Nursery School will be a very happy one.

The Future

For over 100 years Brunswick Nursery School and Colleges Nursery School have provided exceptional Early Years Education and we are still passionate about offering outstanding provision for young children.

We look forward with confidence to the future. We are working closely with our colleagues in other nursery schools both in Cambridgeshire and nationally in the knowledge that these partnerships strengthen us.


Bad Weather Closure Information

We try to keep the Nursery open through bad weather. The best way of finding out about school closure is to check the county council website or to listen to the local radio: The information you need to check is below: (on the front page of the website under schools is a link to the school closures page). The following radio stations give regular updates:

  • BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (96.0)
  • Heart FM (103)
  • Star Radio (107.9/1)

Contact Details

Brunswick Nursery
Young Street

Tel: 01223 508790