Family friendly benefits

LSE is committed and accountable for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms

In support of the ongoing success of LSE students, staff and the wider School community, LSE is committed and accountable for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms.

A cornerstone of this commitment is our desire to actively promote a family friendly culture in our workplace.

In support of this, we've set out below the variety of family friendly resources available to you as a member of LSE staff.

Information for expectant parents

Please browse our information pack [PDF], which sets out the resources and benefits made available to you whilst expecting, and as a parent, at LSE.

If you have any further queries - please feel free to contact your HR Adviser.


Mentoring scheme for parents

The journey to new parenthood can be an exciting and unpredictable time. It can also be the first time that a new mother or father will need to rebalance their lives to take account of physical, emotional and psychological changes as well as managing work.

LSE runs a mentoring scheme for new parents, where parents to-be and parents are provided with 18 months of guidance and support from a colleague who has undertaken a similar journey.

Types of family friendly leave

Set out below are a number of guides to LSE's various types of family friendly leave:

Nursery Partnerships

Since September 2021, LSE has had a partnership agreement in place with three local nurseries, so that staff (and students) can access discounted childcare close to campus. 

When choosing the nurseries to partner with, a number of considerations were taken into account, including their Ofsted rating, location, availability of spaces, outside space, operating hours, fresh food provision, emergency care support and more.

Further details about the scheme, available discount and other related benefits can be found on the nursery partnerships webpage


At LSE, we are committed to positively supporting employees who are working carers.

The School recognises that carers' needs can be different from those with childcare responsibilities and that the circumstances and stages of caring are diverse in nature.

Further information about how the School supports working carers is available in the Policy on Support for Carers. In addition, the School's Toolkit for Parents and Carers includes a dedicated webpage which includes FAQs and information about further support. 

If you have any further queries, do not hesitate to contact a member of the wellbeing team at