The PSA is pleased to contribute towards childcare costs for members participating in the Annual International Conference. We are working with two Cardiff-based childcare providers and can offer the following funding opportunities to PSA members: 

For Children Aged 10 Weeks to 5 Years: 

Cardiff University Day Care Centre

Situated close to the main conference venue, Cardiff University’s Day Care Centre provides facilities for children aged 10 weeks to 5 years.

PSA Funding: The PSA will cover the full costs of members’ wishing to use the Day Care Centre during 26 - 28 March. The daily fees and opening times are here; details on how to apply for a place are here

For Children Over 5 Years / Families Who Prefer More Individual Childcare:

Everycare Nannies

Everycare Nannies is a professional nanny and childcare agency introducing qualified and experienced nannies to families in Cardiff. You are advised to get in touch directly with Everycare Nannies regarding hourly rates and click here for contact details. 

PSA Funding: Everycare Nannies will invoice the PSA directly, with the PSA charging members a daily rate of £47 per day. Please note the hours below that the PSA would cover (with a minimum of 4 hours). 


  • Eligibility: To receive funding to cover childcare costs, you must be a current member of the Political Studies Association. You must also be recorded by the PSA Membership Secretary as having been a member for over one calendar year.
  • Funding assistance is only available to PSA members who book in advance, on a first come, first served basis and cannot be booked onsite. 
  • The deadline to be considered for funding when booking with the Cardiff University Day Care Centre or Everycare Nannies is Friday 16th February 2018. PSA members should copy in Avnish Patel when initially contacting these two childcare providers ahead of the deadline.
  • The PSA can only contribute to members’ childcare costs incurred during the core conference hours during 26 – 28 March, which are:

Monday 26 March: 08.00 - 17.45

Tuesday 27 March: 08.30 - 17.00

Wednesday 28 March: 08.30 - 17.00

Please contact Avnish Patel, Events Manager at the PSA, for further details.