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.

 

Workshops

As part of our commitment to helping staff develop a good work-life balance, we offer workshops on: Staff can book a place on a course through the LSE Training and Development system (Click on 'Career Development' and then 'Support for Parents').

  • Balancing work and being dad

  • Balancing work and being mum

  • Building resilience in our primary age children and ourselves

  • Balancing work and being a carer

Staff can book a place on a course through the LSE Training and Development system. (Click on 'Career Development' and then 'Support for Parents')

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:

The LSE Nursery

The LSE Nursery welcomes children of past and present staff, students and non LSE related parents. 

Staff will help your child with emotional, social, physical and intellectual development. We encourage positive attitudes, and help develop confidence and self-esteem.

For more details, please visit the LSE Nursery website.

Carers

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.

For further information please read our:

If you have any further queries, do not hesitate to contact a member of the wellbeing team at staff.wellbeing@lse.ac.uk