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Childcare Office

February Playscheme

I am afraid that after much careful consideration the University has taken the difficult decision not to operate the February half term Playscheme this year. We recognise that this may be disappointing for those of you hoping to utilise the service during this time and apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you. Please know that this decision was not taken lightly and was made in the interest of safety with everyone’s welfare in mind, in view of the current circumstances.

We hope to be in a better position in time for the Easter Playscheme, Government restrictions allowing.


Virtual Stay and Play groups for families with a University affiliation who live at West Cambridge or Eddington

The University Stay and Play groups (for families with a University affiliation who live at West Cambridge or Eddington) that normally run on Wednesday and Thursday mornings will now run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings virtually via Zoom. 

Virtual Stay and Play will be held via Zoom on Tuesdays from 10-10.30am and Thursdays from 10.30-11am. 

Registration is required to join the virtual sessions and if you are not already registered with the University Stay and Play groups, please email with your name (and the name of the person in your family who is affiliated to the University if it is not you), mobile phone number, address and details of your affiliation to the University.  Please use your University email address if possible.

Teddington, the community group usually held at Storey's Field in Eddington on a Tuesday morning, is not currently running.


Electronic Forms

Please submit (by scanning and emailing) all forms to us electronically until further notice.  This includes all Workplace Nurseries' Salary Exchange Forms (application, renewal/request for change and withdrawal forms), both staff and student nursery application forms and all Central Childcare Bursary Scheme and Childcare Support Fund applications.






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