There are two in-house nurseries, one at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Main Building, King Charles Street and the other at Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes.
The London Nursery has a total of 36 places. These are subsidised and the fees range from £23 to £34 per day.
The Hanslope Park nursery has a total of 50 places. Fees are £139 per week for under-2s and £126 for children two and over.
The FCO introduced the Salary Sacrifice Childcare Vouchers Scheme on 1 April 2006. This enables staff to purchase child care vouchers up to the value of £243 per month by sacrificing the equal amount of salary. The resulting saving in tax and national insurance to the individual officer is up to the value of £1,200 per year.
The FCO pay a 50 per cent. subsidy to the Westminster Playscheme to enable FCO staff to take up places for their school-age children during normal school holidays.