The University is committed to helping working parents and carers, and offers a variety of benefits for staff:
Staff who are carers of relatives, partners and people living with them or whose children are aged eight years (or if their child is disabled, aged under 18) may apply to work flexibly to help them care for their child, children or other dependant. Full information on the scheme and how to apply can be found on the Parents and Carers website.
The University is committed to helping staff achieve a healthy balance between work and life. In 2009 we introduced a flexible working hours scheme for staff, the principles of which are outlined in the Flexible Working policy.
Family Centre: Streatham Campus
The Family Centre offers childcare for children from 6 weeks to school age during University terms (43.5 weeks per year). Situated on the edge of the main Streatham Campus, it provides a safe, secure, warm and friendly environment in its four separate units, each of which has an outside playing area. The Family Centre can be contacted on 01392 264415.
Woodlane Nursery: Cornwall Campus
There is a Day Nursery run by Falmouth Exeter Plus at Falmouth College of Art’s Woodlane Campus, which was warmly commended after its last Ofsted inspection. It welcomes babies from 12 months old and has separate facilities for children over the age of three. As the Day Nursery is very popular, please telephone 01326 213765 for further information.
As part of its range of family friendly initiatives, the University has made arrangements to participate in a scheme which enables employees to purchase, via a salary sacrifice arrangement approved by HM Revenue & Customs, childcare vouchers without paying tax or National Insurance Contributions. Information on the scheme and how to join can be found in the Childcare Vouchers webpages.
Parents and Carers
The University is committed to helping working parents and carers and has introduced a range of policies to assist with this. More information about policies and procedures, including Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave can be found on our Parents and Carers website.