Student parents and Childcare/Family Information

At St Edmunds the St Teddy’s Club offers a range of support including family events for our student parents.


A number of events are scheduled for the year, including University and College welcome events at the start of the Michaelmas term, Family Lunches in College, play afternoons and a Christmas Party.  Further information can be found on the College Calendar and on the Tutorial notice board or by emailing

The CR has a dedicated families officer who can be reached via email

Childcare information

There are some excellent and comprehensive pages on the University website about childcare and financial assistance for families. Please see:

Childcare Costs

The College-funded Central Childcare Bursary Scheme for EU and Overseas students can provide assistance with costs associated with registered childcare costs (further details are available here)

ALF previously provided small awards to support childcare costs incurred by Home students in financial hardship and to allow this funding stream to continue, a small fund has been established under the remit of the Childcare Office for Home student parents.

University Student Parent newsletters

The University publishes a frequent newsletter with information, items for sale etc.  If you would like to subscribe, please contact the Childcare Information Service. Further information is available at

Newcomers and Visiting Scholars

NVS welcome all those who are new, and attached formally, to the University of Cambridge, whether here alone or with family. NVS hosts weekly coffee mornings, talks and other events.. Further information on the NVS website at

Keeping in touch

One of the most important things is for us to know who you are! Please email us at and we will add you to our mailing list for the St Teddy’s events.