The King’s NEST network supports parents and carers through events and an online community.
Our family friendly policies support flexible working and leave options for caring for dependents and maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.
If you are moving to the UK with family including young children, there are several childcare options.
King’s staff can apply for places at nurseries run by our NHS partners: St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.
We have also identified a nursery provider (change to new url) close to our Waterloo campus for your consideration.
Find out if you are eligible for tax free child care.
Other childcare options
Childminders: Self-employed carers who usually care for the child in their own home and who need to be registered with a regulatory authority.
Children’s centres: Run by the local authority and offering services including childcare, early years education, healthcare and family support.
Day nurseries: Varying in type (private, voluntary, local authority, workplace) and offering places for children aged up to five.
Pre-school playgroups: Less formal than nurseries and offering only part-time care.
Creches: These provide irregular temporary childcare that can be used on an ad-hoc basis.
Nannies or au pairs: These are arranged privately and will need to be paid (and usually housed in the case of au pairs).
Childcare can be expensive, depending on the options you choose. The government provides up to 15 hours free childcare per week for 3–4 year olds in England.