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Childcare Office


The Childcare Office oversees the facilities and assistance offered to University staff and students with children.

The University has four Workplace Nurseries at Edwinstowe Close, West Cambridge, Eddington and the Chris Abell Nursery for children from three months to school age.  Offers of places at a University Workplace Nursery depend on demand and qualifying criteria. There is a scheme for staff who secure a Workplace Nursery place, to benefit from tax and National Insurance savings on their nursery fees.

There is a Holiday Playscheme which operates during the state school holiday periods (excluding Christmas and Bank Holidays) for school-age children.

The Childcare Office operates an Information Service, which aims to support families of the University community.  The service offers information on family related issues including childcare, schooling, health care, financial support and local community resources.