Mature students


We offer excellent childcare services, making it easier to juggle parenthood and study

Photo of the garden at Arcadia Nursery

Arcadia Nursery

Our nursery offers unrivalled facilities and care for young children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.

Based at King's Buildings, Arcadia brings together the childcare experience of the long-established teams at the Uni-Tots Nursery and the Day Nursery.

Arcadia Nursery

Council nurseries

You might also wish to investigate other council approved nurseries.

City of Edinburgh Council: nurseries and childcare

Support and advice

The Edinburgh University Students' Association provides support and advice for students who are parents.

Students' Association: advice for student parents​

As nursery places are not guaranteed and are limited, early application is advised.

As a parent, I found the nursery facilities to be a great help. The staff appreciated the demands we were under at home and in University and were there to offer a sympathetic ear when the stress of essays and exams was taking its toll - on both us and the kids.

Sarah KilleySocial Work student