Childcare

We have been recognised as the ‘Most Family Friendly Trust’ in a poll of female doctors across the NHS. The award is in acknowledgement of our efforts to provide flexible childcare, cover for those on maternity and sick leave, child care advice for our staff and part-time training for those who return from maternity leave.

Child holding mother's hand

Our childcare co-coordinator can offer help and advice on many topics including:

  • our family friendly policies and nurseries
  • how to find a local nursery, childminder, after-school club or holiday play scheme
  • how to apply for tax benefits
  • how to apply for childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes to help with nursery costs.

For more information, contact our Work-life Balance & Childcare Adviser
Irene Pilia:
Tel 020 3299 5380
Email irene.pilia@nhs.net

King’s day nurseries

Mothers playing with children in nursery

All NHS and King’s College London and Institute of Psychiatry staff are eligible to apply for a place at one of King's day nurseries.

If you have a child in one of our nurseries, you can join the nursery fees salary sacrifice scheme, which will save you money each month because the cost of the nursery is deducted from your pay before it is taxed. Staff with children in other nurseries can opt to join the childcare vouchers scheme.

All King's day nurseries:

  • care for children from three months to five years old
  • are open from 7am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays
  • cater for children’s individual needs
  • have areas for creative, imaginative, constructive and graphic play
  • include a book corner and a pre-school room
  • have a garden play area designed to complement inside play activities
  • support children who speak English as a second language.

Nursery details

To arrange an informal visit before applying, please contact our nurseries directly on the numbers given.

King’s Nursery
Weston Education Centre
Tel: 020 3299 3472
This nursery has room for 16 under-twos and has an open plan area for up to 39 children aged two to five.

Bright Sparks Orpington
Orpington Hospital
Tel: 01689 865246
This nursery can care for 32 under-twos and 33 children aged two to five.

Mapother House Nursery
De Crespigny Park
Tel: 020 3299 5358
This nursery takes 27 under-twos and 40 children aged two to five.