Supporting staff with children

These policies and guidelines explain how the University works to support you as a staff member as you meet the challenges of combining parenting and a career.

Parenting, work-life balance and recognition

Parental leave


  • If you think your child will be enrolled in one of our early Early Childhood Services, we advise you to make arrangements as early as possible. Early Childhood Education Centres (ECE) 
  • The ECE in the City Campus also offers a kohanga reo programme, a full immersion Māori service for tamariki.
  • Salary Sacrificing of ECE fees is available for staff with children in our ECEs, including Hineteiwaiwa Te Kohanga Reo or Te Puna Kōhungahunga. If you wish to organise salary sacrificing arrangements, please discuss the relevant process with the ECE. 

Breastfeeding and working

Expecting and new parents network

From mid-2023, Staff Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within HR are reviewing the current support and resources available for expecting and new parents at the University. If you have any queries about this work, please contact