Early Years

The Early Years education centre provides outstanding childcare and education services to children of Imperial's staff and students, aged between 6 months and 5 years, in Prince's Gardens, South Kensington. We believe that the right balance of nurture and inspiration will enable all those within our care to get the best start possible.  

We are currently based at 14 and 15 Princes gardens temporally while refurbishment and expansion works are being carried in 8 and 9 Princes Gardens, where we were previously. During the time we spend in our temporary space, we would like to reassure you that although in a different space, your children will still receive the same exciting experiences and high standard of care from our team. The main works to buildings 8 and 9 have already began as of January 2019. It is anticipated that if the project goes to schedule, the refurbished EYEC will reopen January 2020.

EYEC Management


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One of the Early Years baby rooms

Looking for childcare at Imperial?

Early Years offers childcare and education services for children of Imperial students and staff aged 6 months to 5 years. 

Nap time

Current parents and carers

Here are a few useful links for our existing parents and carers:

Playing outside in our garden


The closure dates for 2019 - 2020 are as follows:

  • We will be closed for Christmas from the 20th of December 2019 – 6rd of January 2020 inclusive - reopen as normal on the 7th of January 2020. 
  • We will be closed for Easter from the 8th - 15th April 2020 inclusive - reopen as normal on the 16th of April