Information for Student Parents


The Colleges, together with the University, support a Childcare Advisor.  The Childcare Advisor can provide information for graduate students with families, on University and local childcare options for children of all ages, as well as information of financial assistance and details of College family accommodation.

The Childcare Advisor also organises welcome meetings for students with children at the beginning of each academic year and runs a parent email list to keep student parents up to date with relevant information and events.  A number of colleges also have established nurseries to which student parents may have access.

Contact the Childcare Advisor at 21 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA, or on 01223 332249 or email:

For more information, see also the Cambridge Guide for Student Parents. This is written in association with CUSU, and provides a basic guide to the facilities, services and help available for parents in the city and within the University.  Life as a student parent in Cambridge can be tough but it is important to remember that a wide variety of help and support is available if you should encounter any problems.

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