UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Parents and carers

The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology strives to ensure that all its staff can achieve a positive work-life balance while maintaining a highly productive and rewarding career.

Here at the Institute we strongly support the various schemes implemented by UCL to facilitate family-friendly working practices. For example, UCL offers generous packages for maternity leave and paternity/partner's leave, and provides advice and support for all staff who would like working patterns that suit personal and family needs. Staff on parental leave can maintain contact with 'Keeping in Touch' (KIT) days and ‘Shared Parental Leave in Touch' (SPLIT) days.

UCL offers a support network specifically for parents and carers, known as PACT (Parents and Carers Together)

Parents' Mailing List

At the Institute of Ophthalmology, we have a parents' mailing list to put parents in touch with other parents. Email bulletins provide information on parent support at IoO, local childcare options and parental schemes.

Please contact the mailing list administrator if you would like to be included: Nick Burt, email: nicholas.burt@ucl.ac.uk


Local Childcare

The Institute of Ophthalmology benefits from a ten percent discount at our local nursery, The Co-operative Childcare Islington.

Please contact the manager to arrange an appointment.

The Co-operative Childcare
10 Galway Street

Tel: 0800 954 0669
Email: info@thecooperativechildcare.coop