New partnerships with three local nurseries to support LSE families
We're pleased to share more details about our interim partnership scheme with three local nurseries, for working families wanting to access discounted childcare close to campus.
Staff and students will be able to take advantage of these spaces from September 2021.
Our partnership nurseries
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. In addition, there will be an LSE representative on the management committees of all three nurseries, ensuring that the decisions made provide the best possible outcomes for our community.
The interim scheme, discount and other benefits
For staff, the minimum discount offered by all three nurseries will be 10%. We intend to offer staff the ability to pay through a salary sacrifice scheme, which we are applying to HMRC for confirmation. Please click here to see the process for LSE staff. You can access the Employee Agreement Form here.
For students, the School will provide a 25% subsidy towards the standard nursery rates for the three nurseries we have entered into partnerships with. Please click here to see the process for LSE students. You can access the Student Agreement Form here.
In addition, we are negotiating terms with one of the nursery chains to offer emergency care provision, for staff who need additional childcare support at short notice. Details of this, and how to take part in this new scheme will be shared once available.
Supporting more immediate childcare needs
To support any more immediate childcare needs, we’ve partnered with the excellent Turtles Nursery (rated Outstanding by Ofsted) offering a discounted rate until the full partnership scheme opens in September 2021.
If you have any questions on any of the information featured on this page, please contact LSE’s HR team at firstname.lastname@example.org.