University Of Glasgow Nursery
The University of Glasgow Nursery is located at 28 Hillhead Street. All University of Glasgow employees, Agency staff working at the University and matriculated postgraduates/undergraduates reading for a degree or other qualification are eligible to use the Nursery, subject to availability of places, which are in particularly high demand. The University is not able to guarantee that places will be available for any age group. ‘External’ applicants who are neither students nor staff of the University may apply on the understanding that their place(s) shall be surrendered on 4 weeks’ notice in the event of the place(s) being required for children of University staff or students. ‘External’ status also applies to students of Associated Colleges and to staff working at the University whose contract of employment is other than with the University of Glasgow.
Because of the competition for places the Childcare Committee (which is made up of 5 members: a Senate representative (Chair), a representative from Human Resources, an early years researcher, a union nominee, and the sitting Vice President, Student Support) operates a priority rating system for all applications in order to facilitate placements. The Committee has agreed that priority should be given to applicants whose circumstances make it extremely difficult for them to return to or take up work or study at the University without a nursery place for their child. Specific criteria used in the priority rating system include single parenthood, both parents being staff and/or students at the University, and having a sibling already in place at the Nursery. The committee may also consider lack of a support network and women returners but any other family information may also be taken into account. It is therefore essential when filling in the application form that parents give the Committee as much information as possible.