Schools & Childcare
Cambridgeshire has over 250 schools and colleges spread out across its towns and villages.
To look at the details of specific schools or carry out a more refined search, you can use the DirectGov schools finder, or the links below. These will also provide the school’s website, address, and performance scores.
Nurseries & Childcare
For more information about how we can help you fit your work around your life, see our Work–life balance section.
- Local childcare facilities
- Reducing the cost of childcare
- Childminding and emergency childcare informationLocal childcare facilities
For information on local childminders and a nanny agency, please see our section on Childminding and emergency childcare.
On-site day nurseries
For further information call Kidsunlimited on 08458 500 222 or contact the individual nurseries:
Tel: 0845 365 2912
Tel:0845 365 2951
Staff members have access to two holiday playscheme organisers. Both organisers are Ofsted-registered and accept payment in childcare vouchers via the childcare vouchers scheme.
Cambridge Kids Club (formerly Rascals)
Cambridge Kids Club playscheme is available every school holiday (including half-term and training days) for children aged 4 – 14, from 7.45 until 18.00. For children staying all day, a mid-morning snack and a light afternoon tea is provided. After-school care is also available.
Tel: 07960 412 716
Reducing the cost of childcare
Please go to: Staff Benefits for more information
King’s Camps offer a range of sport and activity programmes for 4–17 year-olds during the Easter and summer holidays and these are based at Netherhall Sports Centre, less than a mile from Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Our staff members are entitled to a 15% discount and King’s Camps accept all types of childcare vouchers, which can be used in addition to the staff discount.
For more information contact:
Tel: 0854 643 5273
The King’s Foundation Membership Supervisor, Sophie Harding: 0845 643 5270.
Reducing the cost of childcare
We offer two schemes to help reduce the cost of childcare.
Tax-efficient childcare scheme
Staff members who use the on-site nursery facilities provided by Kidsunlimited may also take advantage of the Trust’s tax-efficient childcare scheme. This allows us to pay the childcare costs on your behalf direct to Kidsunlimited. As this is taken directly from your salary before any deductions, you will pay less in tax and National Insurance (NI) contributions.
For further information and an application form, please contact our Childcare Team on 01223 349 362.
Childminding & emergency childcare information
The Families and Childcare Information Service
The Families and Childcare Information Service provides information about childcare services in your area. They offer information on finding suitable childcare, including childminders.
For further details contact them on 0345 04 54 014
or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Nannies and emergency childcare
Tinies is a large national childcare agency, with branches across the UK. The agency provides help with finding a nanny and emergency or temporary childcare and advice about the different types of childcare available: live in/out; part-time/full-time nannies; mother’s help; babysitters and maternity nurses.
Tinies provides a comprehensive nanny-screening service and help at every stage of the recruitment process. They can help you with hiring a nanny, asking the right interview questions, nanny background check, contracts and a nanny payroll service, plus information on working tax credit and childcare vouchers. Tinies is a member of REC and adhere to strictest code of conduct.
Tel: 01480 300 908