Information for Students with Partners and/or Children

Welcome to Churchill!

At Churchill, we want even our youngest members to feel welcome. Please take a look at the following information and links to help you and your family settle in to Cambridge.


The University Childcare Office

The University Childcare Office provides information for families with students on a variety of topics – from schools and nursery places, to childcare bursaries, to information the University Holiday Playscheme.

University Childcare Office


Wolfson flats

If you are living in our Wolfson flats, please download and read this welcome letter. An updated 2022-23 letter will be uploaded shortly

Wolfson Flats Welcome Letter

Family finances

Financial information on childcare is available on our college webpages.

Financial information on childcare


Useful links

Apply for a partner’s access card

School admissions in Cambridge

Churchill College: Partners and Families

City Life for Families

Moving to a new city can be daunting, particularly if you’re bringing your family. Fortunately, Cambridge is a safe, friendly city with great schools and plenty to do; from free days out at the museums, parks and playgrounds, to special treats like Shepreth Wildlife Park.

Many of Cambridge’s venues also hold great events specifically for children – like the annual February half-term ‘Twilight at the Museums’, or family-friendly Christmas Pantomimes at the ADC.

The following links have ideas for family activities in the area:

Cambridge with Kids

Day Out with the Kids (Cambridge)

A female postgraduate student and her family standing in the snow smiling at the camera. In the playground behind her lots of families are playing in the snow.

A couple and their two children standing outside postgraduate accommodation