UCAS to open workplace nursery

Rosehill office - UCAS

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is to open a workplace nursery at its Cheltenham-based headquarters.

The on-site nursery, which will be run by Bright Horizons Family Solutions, will provide day care and pre-school education for children between the ages of three months and five years.

In addition to providing childcare support to UCAS employees, the nursery’s 50 places will also be open to members of the local community.

The day nursery and pre-school will open in September 2016.

Mary Curnock Cook, chief executive at UCAS, said: “Providing a workplace nursery for our staff is a signal that we recognise the particular challenges for colleagues wanting to combine a fulfilling career with bringing up a family.

“Early indications are that both male and female staff are excited about the opportunity to have their children looked after on site in a high-quality nursery with access to a wonderful expanse of outdoor space.”