If you have caring responsibilities, more information can be found on our Equality and Diversity pages here: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/carers/
Children of International staff between the ages of 5 and 18 may attend school (primary and secondary) free of charge provided they gained entry clearance as dependants of their parent(s).
Free part-time pre-school education places are available for all 3-5 year olds- there is a limit to this but for more information contact Fife Childcare Information Service or ask your childcare provider.
Help is also available within the school system for children with learning difficulties.
The Bilingual Support Service of Fife Council Education Service collaborates with schools and parents to support pupils in Fife schools who are learning English as an Additional Language.
For further information contact: Fife Council, Auchterderran Centre, 14 Woodend Road, Cardenden, Lochgelly, KY5 ONE Tel: 08451 555555 ext. 441941.
For more detailed information on childcare provision contact Fife Childcare Information Service Tel: 01592 414838 or click here
Canongate Primary includes a Nursery Class or 3 to 4 year olds
Tel: 01334 474774 Fax: 01334 470581
Greyfriars R. C. Primary
Tel: 01334 659418
Lawhead Primary (includes a Nursery Class or 3 to 4 year olds)
Strathkinness Low Road
Tel: 01334 475895 Fax: 01334 475895
St Leonards-New Park School
Tel: 01334 473123
Strathkinness High Road (Fife Park)
Tel: 01334 470642
Tel: 01334 475698
129 South Street
Tel: 01334 476127
Wonder Years Pre-School Nursery
Tel: 01334 476127
Fife Council runs St Andrews Nursery School, Kilrymont Road, St Andrews, KY16 8DF, telephone: 01334 412614 for 3 and 4 year old children.
Sathy Sai Montessori and Nature School, age 3 to 9 years, Kincaple, St Andrews, KY16 9SH, telephone: 01334 840667 (Mrs Lesley Patrick).
For further information on registered childminders in the area contact Fife Childcare Information, who will give up-to-date information on childminders.
After School Care
For care before/after school and on school holidays- with pickups from various primary schools.
One of the schools, Lawhead Primary provides after school care as does three of the day nurseries - Rainbow, Wonder Years and South Street.
The other after school care is provided by Cosmos After School Care Group, Cosmos Community Centre, Abbey Walk, St. Andrews Tel 474140
Contact Fife Childcare Information for further information on After School-Care in the surrounding area.
Canongate Primary School
Lawhead Primary School
The University is part of the Busy Bees Childcare voucher scheme. This is a salary sacrafice scheme which allows you to exchange vouchers for childcare places.
In addition, you may also qualify for Child Tax Credits. Tax Credits are payments from the Government if you are responsible for at least one child or young person who normally lives with you.
Useful Organisation: National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries, information on nearest contact to you and on starting a library in your area Tel: 0207 387 9592 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
One Parent Families: Lone parent Helpline 0808 801 0323 or www.loneparenthelpline.org.uk . Calls are free from landlines and the following mobiles - Vodafone, 3, Orange, Virgin and T Mobile.
9.30 am - 4.30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
9.30 am - 8.00 pm Wednesday
The University of St Andrews, in conjunction with Computershare Voucher Services has introduced a more flexible way to meet the costs of your childcare, under which part of your wages or salary can be given up or “sacrificed” in exchange for Childcare Vouchers. Within specified limits, these vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance contributions and therefore represent a saving for employees who receive them as part of their total employment package. The Childcare Vouchers received are then exchanged, in whole or part, for the childcare services you use.
More information can be found by visiting the Computershare Voucher Services website: www.computersharevoucherservices.com or telephoning them on 0845 0021111 and by reading the University information sheet available here: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/money/Salaries/Childcarevoucherscheme/
If you’re relocating to the UK and want to bring your pet with you, you should read the information provided here: http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/