Childcare facilities

Exeter campuses

Family Centre

The Family Centre offers childcare for children from 6 weeks old to school age during school terms, half-terms and new extended opening (43 and a half weeks a year), plus an optional two and a half weeks’ Summer Playscheme. 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) 725416.

Penryn Campus

Woodlane Nursery

The Woodlane Nursery in Falmouth provides students and staff with high quality childcare and education for children aged 1 to 8 years. The nursery is purpose-built with separate areas for younger and older children and has an enclosed, safe and pleasant garden area. The nursery also operates an After School Club and Holiday Club. The Nursery is very popular and can have a long waiting list, so you are advised to make early enquiries (tel: 01326 213765; email:

For further information on Woodlane Nursery, please visit the Falmouth Exeter Plus website [opens new window]

Childcare vouchers

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 on our webpages about the provision of childcare vouchers through salary sacrifice.

Parents and Carers information

If you would like to find out further information about the University's Maternity, Paternity/Maternity support and Adoption leave and pay, or other family-related information such as requesting a change to your working pattern, see the Parents and Carers website.