Childcare

Childcare

Nursery

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.

http://www.worcester.ac.uk/student/nursery/143.html

During school holidays there are supervised activities within the Sports Centre, details can be obtained from the Sports Centre Manager.

Childcare Vouchers

All employees are eligible to join a new scheme to help with the costs of childcare.

If you currently pay for any registered childcare for a child/children up to age 16 - whether nursery, before/after school, vacation- any University of Worcester employee who is a parent of a child under 16 can now apply for childcare vouchers up to the value of £55 a week (for each parent) free from NI and income tax. Your gross salary will be reduced by the value of the vouchers that you choose to take.

You will be required to 'sign up' to the scheme for a period of 12 months, but can opt out if you are affected by a 'life changing event' such as your child going to school or the birth of another child.

The vouchers can be used for any childcare service, provided they are officially registered. This includes the services provided at the University - the nursery and vacation schemes.

There is further guidance here and application forms can be obtained from the HR Department.