We offer staff a range of childcare support including:

On-site nurseries


The QMC nursery provides full day care for children aged up to five years and a holiday club for school age children.

Nursery fees may be paid through KiddiVouchers (see below). For further information, call 0115 942 0978 (internal extension 64302).

City Hospital

The City Hospital Busy Bees day nursery and holiday club offers care for children aged from six weeks to 11 years, 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Busy Bees accepts payment using KiddiVouchers (see below). For further information, call 0115 960 5879 or visit

Other childcare providers

The Children and Families Information Service provides an up-to-date list of childcare providers and advice on childcare and early years education. Search for services in your local area at

Paying for childcare

Childcare vouchers (Kiddivouchers)

Staff can exchange part of their salary for KiddiVouchers, potentially making significant cost savings. These are simple to order and can be used to pay for most forms of childcare for children up to 16 years including nurseries, child minders, after school schemes and Ofsted registered nannies.

Further guidance is available at Staff can also contact KiddiVouchers on 0845 094 1412 or, quoting scheme number S981971G.

Nursery education grant

If your child is three or four years old they are entitled to a funded nursery educated place for up to five sessions of two and a half hours per week. The childcare provider must be accredited to receive the nursery education grant.

Discounts on childcare

Childcare providers may offer discounts to NHS employees. Please discuss these with your chosen childcare provider directly.

Childcare grant allowance for students

A means-tested childcare allowance is available for NHS-funded students to meet up to 85 per cent of childcare costs (up to £114 per week for one child or £170 per week for two or more children).

It is available for children under 15 or under 17 if the child has special needs. For more information go to or call 0845 009 2559.

Information in other languages

Information about childcare is available in other languages including Bengali, Chinese, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese from

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