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Department of Psychology


Childcare office

The University has three day nurseries at Edwinstowe Close, West Cambridge and Eddington for children from three months to school age, as well as a Holiday Playscheme which operates during the state school holiday periods (excluding Christmas and Bank Holidays) for school-age children; although our venue at St Mary’s Junior School is also open for some additional holiday periods. There are schemes available for staff to benefit from tax and National Insurance savings on their childcare costs.


University Staff Parent Guide

The University of Cambridge along with the Colleges recognise the important need to support staff, students and visiting scholars with children.  Read more here





Supporting Parents and carers @ Cambridge

The SPACE provides an informal point of information and points of contact and gives opportunities to engage with staff from different University support services to find out more about what they can offer.

Further information is also available from the University's COVID 'Looking after dependants' Sharepoint site [ Raven login required ]      



University's policy on maternity leave and pay

This document states the University's policy on maternity leave and pay available to all eligible employees and provides additional guidance on issues surrounding maternity leave.