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Breastfeeding

Students are welcome to breastfeed anywhere on campus. If you’re looking for a private, designated breastfeeding space, students are entitled to use the breastfeeding rooms provided for staff. The list of rooms can be found here .

For information on breastfeeding in public places and your rights, see this factsheet from Maternity Action .

Taking Children into UCL Libraries

Whilst the libraries are not designed to be family-friendly, students may take their children in with them on a one-off basis.

Child-friendly Spaces

Supervised children are welcome in all of the Union Cafes (George Farha, Print Room [Unsuitable for under 18’s after 18:30], Gordons and Bloomsbury) and there are highchairs in all of these outlets. If you would like milk or baby food warmed up then please ask the baristas.

The Study – located on the 2nd floor of 25 Gordon Street was not designed with children in mind, but children are welcome if they are accompanied by an adult. The Study can be used for group work or individual study and is equipped with work desks, computers, sofas and printing facilities.  

If you would like to borrow some toys for your child(ren) to play with whilst you study then please contact the Women’s Officer (  

Our other licensed venues Mully’s, Huntley and Phineas are unsuitable for under 18s, with the exception of visit days, prearranged tours and events taking place when the bar is not open.

Childcare

UCL has a nursery but it costs between £49 and £57 a day and there can be long waiting lists. If you’d like to make enquiries about the UCL Day Nursery email   .  

Most student parents choose childcare outside of UCL, near where they live and there are some grants and schemes that can help with the costs. If you’re a full-time student and live in England you may be eligible for a Childcare Grant  or Care to Learn .  

To find childcare and family services in your area simply visit this website  and enter your postcode.

You can also visit the Union Advice Service to discuss childcare options with our advisors.

Parents and Carers Network

Our Parents and Carers Network was set up in 2013 and runs events for student parents and carers. You can find out more here. If you would like to suggest an event please contact the Women’s Officer at   

Sign up to the mailing list to keep in touch.

Resources for Student Parents   

Citizens Advice Bureau  – find your local bureau.

Family and Childcare Trust  - find childcare and family services in your area.

Gingerbread  - free advice, training and practical support for single parents. Helpline: 0808 802 0925.

Gingerbread factsheets  – factsheets on a series of topics relating to money, work and family.

Health and Safety Executive  - information for new and expectant mothers at work.

Student Parents  – information on being a student parent, including an online budget calculator.

If you have any questions or feedback about this page, please contact the Women’s Officer at