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Childcare vouchers (with certain restrictions), a Workplace Nurseries’ Salary Exchange Scheme, access to three University nurseries and a Holiday Playscheme are available through the Childcare Office to help support University employees with childcare responsibilities. Family friendly leave is also available to aid employees’ work-life balance including maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave, flexible working and career break schemes.


Please see the Childcare Office website for further information about the support available to University staff with childcare responsibilities.


Family friendly leave is available to assist with employees' work-life balance. Please follow the relevent links below for further information:

Flexible working

The University will consider requests for working flexibly, for example to work part-time. All staff will find full details in our flexible working policy.

Career break scheme

The University has developed a career break scheme for academic and academic-related staff. The scheme allows working to be at a minimum of 10% of full-time hours.


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