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Requiring emergency childcare can, unfortunately, be a reality of life. There are a number of reasons why this might be the case, including a childminder/nanny being ill.

There are services available which can help in this situation, however it is likely that there will a cost to access them.

Emergency Back-up Childcare  

The University’s partner company for emergency back-up childcare for staff is Emergency Childcare, part of Bright Horizons, and replacing the University’s previous partnership with My Family Care.  

Please register on their website to access emergency nanniesnurseries, childminders and holiday club places. 

Back up care for adult dependants can be booked directly by staff through

Further information can be found on the HR webpages here.