Childcare facilities

For staff with children, we are well placed for access to year-round childcare for under-fives, as well as holiday sports and play schemes for older children.


Canterbury campus

Oaks Nursery offers the highest quality nursery care and education for children aged three months to five years.

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis. Places for babies are particularly limited so staff may wish to make contact as soon as their pregnancy is confirmed.

Phone or email the Nursery Manager on 01227 827676 to find out more and/or reserve a place.

Medway campus

The nearest nursery is Busy Bees, based at Chatham Maritime.

Did you know?

You can save money on nursery funding by taking advantage of Kent’s Workplace Nursery Salary Sacrifice

Holiday clubs and camps

On our Canterbury campus

  • Week-long Sports Camps for children aged 5-14 during the holidays – SummerZone and EasterZone .
  • Three-day Space School for older children, aged 15-18, every August. 


  • Super Camps run multi-activity courses in the Canterbury area as in St Edmund’s School and St Stephen's School – both within walking distance of the University’s Canterbury campus.
  • Energy Kidz holiday clubs at the Canterbury Academy and other sites in the city.
  • Team Theme Kent run multi-sport courses during half term and holiday time. 

Support for parents with children

We strive to make working as easy as possible for staff with a family as well as for those wishing to start one.

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