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Parents & Carers Network

NEST is the (N)etwork to (E)ngage, (S)upport & bring (T)ogether Parents and Carers @ King's. It provides support to staff with parental and/or caring responsibilities through a range of events, an online community, and by offering guidance and representation at strategic and policy level.

Our mission is to provide an inclusive environment for everyone to flourish by supporting all parents and carers, through informing and inspiring the Kings community, and influencing change. 

Throughout the year, we hold monthly drop-in sessions rotating across the various College campuses at which you can meet other parents and carers to share experiences, seek guidance or support, or hear about the network’s future plans.

The network is led by three Co-Chairs and we are now looking to establish a committee to assist us in our work, enabling us to do much more to support our community of parents and carers at King’s.


·     What's Your Experience? Flexible Working @ King's

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this event has now been postponed. We will update details of when this will take place later in the year once the situation is clearer. Thank you to those who registered to attend.

Join us and the rest of the Flexible Working Group to mark the Flexible Working Survey and share our experiences of flexible working at King's. It's an opportunity for us to bring together those passionate about or interested in flexible working. Cake and coffee will be provided, so please be sure to sign up!

       More than a Mum: sharing our talents in life after birth

       In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this event has now been postponed. We will update details of when this will take place later in the year once the situation is clearer. Thank you to those who registered to attend.

       To celebrate mothers at King's just one month after Mothers' Day, we want to hear from you about all the amazing things that you do beyond your role as a mum. Perhaps you sing or write poetry and want to perform, or you may have other special talents you want to share. There'll be the opportunity to perform/present, and we are also seeking submissions so that we can display these on posters in the space to showcase your talents. Whatever you do to help retain your identity, we'd love for you to join us.

Monthly Drop-in Sessions

These run monthly from October to July, inclusive, and take place from 10.30-11.30am. Please check below for the venue as these change each week. The drop-ins are on a Wednesday but please note that every 4th session is held on a Friday.

Parents & Carers Drop-in Sessions

Wednesday 2 October

Staff Common Room, Strand Campus

Wednesday 6 November

Conservatory, FWB, Waterloo Campus

Wednesday 4 December

Café (ground floor), New Hunt’s House, Guy's Campus

Friday 17 January

Café Diner, (2nd floor, main building), IoPPN

Wednesday 5 February

Arcade Café, Bush House, Strand Campus

Wednesday 4 March

Café (ground floor), New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus

Wednesday 1 April

MS Teams (get in touch for the Outlook invite)

Friday 1 May

Staff Common Room, Strand Campus

Wednesday 3 June

IoPPN, venue tbc

Wednesday 1 July

Guy’s Campus, venue tbc



Current Projects
  • Flexible Working
  • Carers Online Toolkit
  • Parent Buddy Scheme
  • Maternity/Paternity FAQs


Natasha Awais-Dean, Research Integrity Manager (RMID)

Em Fleming (Head of Student Services (Frontline) (Student Services)

Haz Feliks, Technology-Enhanced Learning Manager (King’s Business School)

Senior Sponsors

Professor Evelyn Welch, Professor of Renaissance Studies, Provost & Senior Vice President (Arts & Sciences)

Robin McIver, Chief Operating Officer (Arts & Sciences)

Our senior sponsors support our network and act as advocates at senior levels of the College.


Committee members support the network in planning events, communications, and by leading on projects.


Isobel Ige

Emily Robinson

Judith Offman

To get involved with the committee, please email outlining the area in which you would like to help.


Further support for parents is available on the Parents’ Hub (internal only).

Further support for carers is available on our Carers’ Toolkit (internal only) coming soon.

Details of extra guidance and resources for both parents and carers can be found here.

Get In Touch

The Co-Chairs and Committee members can be contacted at

Speak to the community of parents and carers from across the College in our online forum.

Sign up to receive our regular newsletter.

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