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Human Resources Office

Department of Engineering

Studying at Cambridge


Emergency Childcare

The University is committed to supporting the wellbeing of its employees and providing appropriate support in relation to their caring responsibilities.

The University’s partner company for emergency back-up childcare for staff is Emergency Childcare (, a company owned and operated by Bright Horizons. 

Back up care for adult dependants can be booked directly by staff through

Further information can be found on the HR webpages here, which includes information on how to access the service, as well as links to relevant family-friendly University policies and other sources of support. 

The University recognises the tremendous impact the ongoing COVID pandemic has had on staff with caring responsibilities in particular. If you were not already aware, some resources for working parents can be found on the COVID Recovery SharePoint site here for your information.