The University has a fee-paying nursery 'Unitots' which is available to staff and students; it caters for children from 3 months to 5 years of age and is open from 8am to 6pm each weekday. Further details are available from the Nursery Manager.

During school holidays there are supervised activities within the Sport, Exercise and Recreation Service, please contact and for further information.


From 4 October 2018, childcare voucher schemes, including the University’s scheme, will close to new applicants. You may be able to get Tax-Free Childcare instead.

If you have already joined the University’s childcare voucher scheme and your wages have been adjusted before 4th October 2018 you can keep getting vouchers as long as:

·you remain in employment with the University and we continue to run the scheme

·you do not take an unpaid career break of longer than a year

If you receive Tax-Free Childcare

You cannot continue to claim childcare vouchers if you successfully apply for Tax-Free Childcare.

For information about Tax-free Childcare please visit:

For further information on Government help with childcare costs please visit: