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The Teddy Bear Nurseries

We are very fortunate in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to have two workplace day-care nurseries.

One up to a 60-place nursery at the University Hospital of Wales and an up to 30-place nursery based at the University Hospital Llandough site. Both nurseries care for children aged from 3 months to 5 years and are open from 8:00 am (or 7:00am at an extra cost) to 6:00 pm. 

For further information see the Teddy Bear Nurseries poster or contact:

  • Arfana Ashraf or Lee-Anne Keveren on 02921 842 550 (ext. 42550) for the UHW site
  • Kelly Lovell or Lisa Martin on 02921 825 697 (ext. 25697) for the UHL site
  • Suzanne Toft on 02921 826 216 (ext. 26216) for all childcare enquiries; or 
  • Janice Pitt on 02921 826 844 (ext. 26884) for all childcare enquires.

The Teddy Bear Nurseries are now open to all, and you don't have to be employed by the UHB to apply for a place.

Application Forms

Waiting list application form covering letter 

Waiting List Application Form - UHL 

Waiting List Application Form - UHW  

Nursery Prospectus - April 2024

The Teddy Bear Nursery Price List 


UHB Nursery Guidelines

Here are a few of our core guidelines for all shareholders to view:

Statement of purpose UHW Nursery

Statement of Purpose UHL Nursery




Health and Safety





Childcare Funding Choices

The choices that parents have in terms of funding their childcare arrangements are Tax-Free Childcare, Universal Credits and Funded Childcare Places. The HMRC website will help all parents make an informed decision on their options open to them.

Tax-Free Childcare

This is equivalent of the tax most people pay - 20% - which gives the scheme its name, ‘tax-free’. The Government will top up the account with 20% of childcare costs up to a total of £10,000 - the equivalent of up to £2,000 support per child per year (or £4,000 for children with additional needs).  Further information is available on the Gov.UK website.

Childcare Offer

The Welsh Government wants its childcare offer to be as clear and easy to access as possible so that parents of children age 3 and 4 years can continue to choose the providers that best suit their needs. Parents will receive a combined total of 17.5 hours of early education and childcare during term time.

The current free early education provided by the Curriculum for Wales will form part of this offer. For 9 weeks of the year, outside of term time, parents will receive 30 hours per week of childcare. The remaining 4 weeks are non-funded, at Teddy Bears this equates to the month of August.

For further information on any of the funding choices, please contact Suzanne Toft, UHB Senior Childcare Manager, at or UHL ext. 26884 or 02921 826884.


Edenred Childcare Vouchers

***The Edenred Childcare Voucher Scheme is now closed to new UHB users***

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