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Admission Policy

Childcare Services at Queen’s are registered with the Belfast Health and Social Services Trust, Early Years Team, Knockbracken Healthcare Park,  Saintfield Road, Belfast.

The Crèches cater for 98 children aged 0-4 and the Out of School Club is registered for 32 primary school aged children. The selection committee meets on an annual basis (April/May) to allocate childcare places for the forthcoming year.

Selection criteria for the Crèche are as follows:

  • By application – must be full-time student or staff member of Queen's University Belfast.
  • Verify Student/Staff status with the University.
  • Availability of places in each unit (i.e. Nursery, Toddler Room etc.).
  • Age of child.
  • Date application received.
  • Sibling of a child currently attending.
  • Personal circumstances (i.e. family support, year of study).

Selection criteria for Out of School Club are as follows:

  • By application - must be student or staff member of Queen's University Belfast.
  • Verify Student/Staff status with the University.
  • All children attending Out of School Club must be Primary School age.
  • Priority will be given to children applying for a full week.
  • Sibling of a child currently attending.
  • A child currently attending Queen's Crèche wishing to transfer to Out of School Club on admission to Primary School.
  • Date application received per primary school (the number of seats in each car collecting children per school will determine how many children can be collected from each school site).

A false statement will result in the withdrawal of a Childcare place. Any changes of circumstance that occur throughout the year MUST be reported to the Childcare Management Team.