Support for parents
The University offers several initiatives and services for both parents, and expectant parents.
University support and resources
Induction checklist for returning parents
A tool to support you in returning from maternity, adoption, or shared parental leave.
Coaching for new parents
Individual coaching sessions for staff going to, or returning from, parental leave. Sessions can cover topics such as, career management, work-life balance, and building confidence.
There are two nurseries located on the University campus for children of University staff and students. For children aged between 3 months and 5 years.
Free swimming during pregnancy
Unlimited swimming access and no prior membership is required. The University swimming pool has six lanes and a moveable bulkhead, alongside a comfortable teaching pool for lessons.
External resources for parents
Government Childcare Choices
Help with childcare costs which includes Tax Credits, Universal Credit, Free Hours and Tax-Free Childcare.
Bristol City Council – Local and national support organisations
Local support available from Bristol City Council for parents, guardians, fostering and family related care.
Bristol City Council – Early years and childcare providers
Help for parents who are starting or returning to work. Includes finding a childcare provider, special educational needs and disability, and training opportunities.
Parents and carers
More information for parents and carers at the University.