Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Human Resources

Childcare support

Children sat eating at Nursery

A helping hand with childcare

The cost of childcare can take up an increasingly large slice of a typical family budget. There are a number of initiatives and services that you can access as an employee of the University, to reduce the cost and make it easier for you to manage childcare alongside work.

Reducing the cost with childcare vouchers

The University can provide you with childcare vouchers, which provide a flexible way to meet the costs of childcare.

Under the scheme you can exchange or sacrifice part of your salary in return for childcare vouchers.

Up to a certain amount, these vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance Contributions and therefore represent a saving for you.

The vouchers can then be exchanged, in whole or part, for a wide variety of childcare services.

 For further information or to request a Parent Information Pack visit the Computer Shared Vouchers Service website. Alternatively if you would like to speak with an advisor, you can call them on +44 (0)845 002 1111.

To sign up for this service you will need a copy of your current payslip to hand for reference.

Campus Nursery

Wouldn’t it be easy if you could just bring your kids to campus with you? Here at Loughborough you can . . .

Loughborough Campus Nursery is a registered day nursery providing childcare for the children of employees, students and the community.

Owned by the Students' Union, the nursery is based on campus and is run by staff qualified in childcare and education. The nursery always receives a good Ofsted report and places are highly sought after.

The good news for you? The Nursery are able to offer a limited number of subsidised places to University employees.

The nursery is open from 8am to 6pm all year round with the exception of the following closure periods:

Your incredible annual leave package means that you also won’t be in work on the above dates either so it’s a win-win situation!

For further information visit the Nursery website or contact the Nursery Manager on 01509 234 126 or email nursery@lsu.co.uk.

Holiday play schemes

A little help in the holidays . . .

We recognise that even when your children start school, there are still times when childcare is difficult.

The University currently subsidises three school holiday play schemes for children of employees. The subsidy is provided to help employees manage their home and work commitments during school holidays.


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Tel: 01509 222169

Fax: 01509 223903

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Tel: 01509 228384


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