Little SERC Creche


Little SERC is a brand new creche due to open this autumn, to help parents access courses at our Newcastle campus on Castlewellan Road.

Little SERC Creche

Little SERC is a brand new creche due to open this autumn, to help parents access courses at our Newcastle campus on Castlewellan Road.

The facility has been developed by SERC’s experts in childcare and early years education, with major input from current students. It will be available alongside the adult courses at the Newcastle site. 

Little SERC, which is supported by the Coastal Communities Fund, will be fully equipped and staffed and will offer professional care, safe and stimulating play and enjoyable learning for children from 3 months to school age.

The new creche is just one element of the support SERC provides for students, alongside Learning Support, Pastoral Care, Financial Guidance, the Careers Service and an active Students’ Union.  In spite of delays to the creche project due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we plan that Little SERC will be up and running this autumn. Whilst nothing is guaranteed in the current lockdown situation, we will be ready to open and to welcome children and parents as soon as possible -  so it is vital that any parent thinking of joining the adult returners courses at SERC puts their child’s name down for a place now.

Students may be eligible for a means tested grant towards childcare costs and charges at Little SERC are kept reasonable for anyone who does not qualify for a grant. Parents can focus on the future by accessing classes at the College knowing that their young children are being expertly cared for.

Courses currently on offer in Newcastle include a range of free programmes which are all aimed at adults returning to education. They’re designed to set you on the path to a new future. 

To learn more about Little SERC, see the creche Parents’ Handbook below:

You can put your child’s name down by clicking the form below and we shall send you details of the courses available when enrolment opens this summer:

Any queries? Please ring 0345 600 7555 or email communities@serc.ac.uk