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A unique place


  • Good OFSTED rating in our last inspection
  • exclusively for children 18 months to 4 years
  • accredited by the Curiosity Approach


  • no single-use plastics: reusable wipes, no glitter, cloth nappies welcome
  • all natural or recycled play resources
  • Eco Schools Silver Award

Curiosity led

  • natural open-ended play, fostering your child’s creativity, imagination and joyfulness
  • planning ‘in the moment’ to respond to your child’s interests and needs
  • listening to, respecting and caring for your whole family

Embracing the outdoors

  • regular visits to Winterbourne’s seven-acre botanic garden and wilderness Forest School
  • an allotment in Winterbourne’s grounds, for children to grow their own vegetables
  • RHS Gardening Award level 3


  • Startwell award: healthy eating and active living
  • Every staff member trained in paediatric first aid
  • Attachment and Trauma-aware setting: supporting every child to feel safe and secure

Our Daily Sessions

  • We’re open 50.8 weeks of the year,
    excluding public holidays, University closed days
    and two staff training days.
  • We have a safe off-road drop-off and pick-up area,
    and we’re easy to get to by car or by public transport. Check the map.
  • Our opening hours are designed to make life easy for you,
    fitting childcare around your work and other commitments. You can choose for your child to be with us full time, or mornings or afternoons only.
  • You can find The Maples next to
    Winterbourne House and Garden on the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus – but you don't need to have a connection to the University. Everyone's welcome.
Monday - Friday
Morning Session
Afternoon Session

The Maples has places available now.

Just call 0121 415 9222 to book a visit, or enquire about availability online.

Enquire now