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Eddington Nursery now accepting applications

The architecturally stunning facility at Eddington is expected to open in September 2018.

The Eddington Nursery which sits at the heart of the University of Cambridge’s new district in the City is now accepting applications from families for its first intake. The nursery building has already won architectural awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and is preparing to open in September 2018 as a facility for both the University and local community.

Sue Davis, Manager of Childcare Services at the University of Cambridge, said: “As a purpose-built facility for babies and toddlers, the Eddington Nursery combines colour, shapes and natural light from the architecture and the surrounding play spaces to create a very special place. We are looking forward to opening this stunning new facility this September.”

The University of Cambridge has selected Bright Horizons Family Solutions as the preferred operator of the new Eddington Nursery.

The Eddington Nursery will be open to children of University staff and students as well as the wider community. For application information please refer to the following:

The Eddington Nursery together with the Storey’s Field Centre has won a National RIBA Award after successfully collecting three RIBA East Awards including ‘Building of the Year’ for the region.

Eddington comprises 700 homes for key University staff, Swirles Court - a post-graduate student complex for 325 students, and facilities to support the local community, including the Storey’s Field Centre, University of Cambridge Primary School, Sainsbury’s supermarket, parklands, play areas and sports fields, as well as infrastructure to support connectivity for the development. For more information about Eddington visit


Changes to Childcare Voucher Schemes

From 4 October 2018, Childcare Voucher Schemes will close to new applicants. To join the Childcare Voucher Scheme before it closes to new members, you need to have received your first Childcare Vouchers by 5 October 2018.  This means you need to register by 31 August 2018 at the latest to receive your first vouchers in September.

You can keep receiving vouchers if you’ve joined the Scheme and get your first voucher before the Scheme closes in October 2018, as long as:

  • you stay with the same employer and they continue to run the Scheme
  • you do not take an unpaid career break of longer than a year

For more information please go to Childcare Vouchers Salary Exchange Scheme

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