Practical resources for parents and carers

As part of our commitment to the Athena Swan charter, we provide the following practical resources for staff and student parents and carers.

Equality and diversity


Nursery and childcare facilities within the University:

Nursery fees can be taken from pay before tax via salary sacrifice: contact Pam Todd ( for details

Guild of students

Volunteering activities that the students run include:

Selly Oak Play Scheme (SOPS)

SOPS meet in The Underground in the Guild every Sunday morning, and offer activities to the children in the local community, promoting good relationships between the University and people from the local area. All the children are between 7 and 11 years old.

Selly Oak Play Scheme webpages


Saturday Morning Play Scheme (SMPS)

Double award winning SMPS caters for children with behavioural problems and learning difficulties. The group organises a whole host of trip and activities for the children, who are all between the ages of 9 and 12.

The Saturday Morning Play Scheme webpages


The Autism Play Project (TAPP)

The project provides an interactive play session – a chance for children with autism to have fun in a safe environment.

The Autism Play Project webpages


For staff

Student parent/carer resources

Children’s holiday activities and sport

External links

DirectGov links

Athena SWAN Bronze Award