Child Care

Pre-School Center for Children under 7 years old (week of 25-29 of July, 2011)

The Lancaster University Pre-School Center is located a short 5 minute walk away from the ECOOP conference venue and offers childcare services for children under 7 years of age.

Sessions will cost £19.25 each, with a day consisting of a morning session (8.45am to 1.00pm) and an afternoon session (1.15pm - 5.30pm). Pre-bookable early sessions are also available from 8.15am till 9.00am. These sessions are charged at £2.50 on top of the normal session fee. Late collections will be charged at £5.00. Children can also be provided with a cooked lunches at a cost of £1.65 per meal per child. This includes a hot meal, dessert and drink. The costs for all booked sessions must be paid upon arrival for the 1st booked session. Places will be booked in accordance with availability on 1st come 1st served basis.
To find more details about the preschool, please visit

Bookings must be made directly with the preschool. To book a place please use the following url:

Please also register your interest in pre-school childcare when completing the ECOOP registration form.

Sports Camps for 8 to 14 year olds (week of 25-29 July, 2011)

Lancaster University's sports centre offers a sports camp for 8 to 14 year olds that includes a variety of activities, including: Team Games, Dance, Swimming, Rounders, Cricket, Racketball, Aeroball, Dodgeball, Football, Fencing, Table Tennis, Badminton, Rounders, Trampolining, and Short Tennis.

The price of £10 per day will charged per child. Bookings are taken either per day, or per full week (at £50 for a week). Children can be dropped off from 9.15 and collected up to 4.45pm. The camp runs from 9.30am  to 4.30pm.

Payment is required on booking confirmation. Places are guaranteed to all bookings made before 1st of June, and on basis of availability thereafter. The booking confirmations will be emailed upon closure of ECOOP’11 early registrations. Upon confirmation, the payment must be made directly to the Sports Centre. Refunds will only be given with more than 24 hours notice of cancellation.

To request a booking please register your interest when completing the ECOOP registration form or email for more details.

NOTE: the early registration for ECOOP attendees is pre-arranged by the conference organisers. General information is not available at Sport Centre service desk till beginning of June 2011.

For more information about the sports centre see