Support with Childcare

Childcare Vouchers

Aberystwyth University operates a childcare voucher scheme which will help you to save money on the cost of childcare.

For further details contact the relevant HR Team (for more information, please visit the Human Resources Team webpage).



There are a number of nurseries in Aberystwyth as well as registered child minders. To find out more please visit Ceredigion Council's Children's Information Service (CIS) Search Facility for Childcare.

Breastfeeding, Expressing and Bottle-feeding rooms

The University campuses are entirely breastfeeding friendly and there are no restrictions on bottle or breastfeeding. We recognise that sometimes parents may prefer a private, quiet and safe space to feed (by bottle or breast) or to express.

There are dedicated milk expressing/breastfeeding rooms to support staff and students who are breastfeeding or for private rest facilities for pregnant colleagues. All students and staff members can use these facilities.

Rooms and locations:

  • Family Room, Students Union
    This room is in the Students’ Union Building, and you can gain access by speaking to the team at its reception desk, no pre-booking is required.
    The private room includes comfortable chair and sofa, private sink and washing facilities with countertop, natural light source and electrical sockets. Nearby kitchen with microwave, and a fridge is located at reception for safe storage of milk.
  • Room 8, Postgraduate Centre, Llandinam Building
    This room is in the Postgraduate Centre, access can be granted to staff and students using your AberCard by emailing or calling 01970 622649.
    Once access has been granted you will be able to gain entry to the room as you need it. The private room includes comfortable chair and sofa, coffee table, natural light source and electrical sockets. Nearby kitchen with sink and washing facilities and countertop, microwave, and a fridge for safe storage of milk.

Further Information and related documents

Flexible Working

AU has a range of policies to enable members of staff to enjoy a better balance between work and personal needs, e.g. Flexible Working Policy and a range of Leave policies such as Adoption, Maternity, Parental Leave and Special Leave.  

Risk Assessment for Expectant Mothers