Information on available childcare support in the University.

Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare

All you need to know about the Workplace Nursery Scheme, UK government's Tax-Free Childcare and Childcare Voucher Scheme. The following link will provide you with all of the information you need to know about eligilbility, joining, and finance in relation to Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare. See:

Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare

Arcadia Nursery

The University of Edinburgh Arcadia Nurseries situated on the Kings Building and Easter Bush Campuses offer facilities and care for young children and is open to all those living or working in the Edinburgh area.  Further information at:

Council Nurseries

You might also wish to investigate other council approved nurseries:

Scotttish Family Information Service

King's Camps

Kings Camps are an industry-leading children's activity camp provider and are recognised nationally. They have been established since 1992 and provide activity camps to thousands of children across the U.K. The camps combine the best elements of sports and holiday clubs.

University staff and students are entitled to a 15% discount using code: EDIUNI. Further information at:

Kings Camps

Staff Discounts

Check out Staff Discounts for other childcare-related discounts where you will also also find a broad catalogue of internal benefits available at the University of Edinburgh. To log in you will need your and password:

Staff Benefits

Emergency Childcare - External Links

Contact details for some  for emergency and last minute  childcare/nanny/babysitting providers. (Please note that these companies have been added for information only and are operated by independent parties not under the control of, or endorsed by, the University).

Emergency Childcare

My Family Care