All employees are entitled to 52 weeks maternity leave if they are eligible. The University offers an enhanced maternity pay package for those with 26 weeks continuous service or more. Please click here for further details.
All employees are entitled to 52 weeks adoption leave if they are eligible. The University offers an enhanced adoption pay package for those with 26 weeks continuous service or more. Please click here for further details.
All employees are entitled to take 2 weeks paternity leave if they are eligible. The University offers an enhanced paternity pay package for those with 26 weeks continuous service or more. Please click here for further details.
Additional paternity leave may also apply provided you meet certain conditions. You can take up to a maximum of 26 weeks additional paternity leave although only 19 of those would be payable at additional statutory paternity pay. Please click here for further details.
All employees are entitled to take up to 13 weeks unpaid parental leave provided they have the requisite service. Please click here for further details.
The University participates in a salary sacrifice scheme for childcare vouchers which is run by Computershare. Childcare vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from national insurance contributions so may be a more cost efficient way of paying for childcare. Please click here for further details.
The University has negotiated discounted rates with the following local nurseries/childcare providers:
The Ark Nursery
The Ark Nursery provides a happy, safe and stimulating environment for your children to play, learn and develop. We are a private nursery setting and offer both full-time and part-time placements for children aged between 0 and 5 years.
1 High Street, Dundee, DD1 1TD
Contact - Stephanie Beckman on 01382 202120
Agreed discounts - 10% off fees for first 3 month and 10% on the 2nd child’s fees if you have two children booking into the nursery.
Peek-a-Boo nursery provides a relaxed atmosphere where we strive to be a home away from home where children are allowed and encouraged to develop at their own pace. Three sites across Fife that provide care for children from 8 weeks old up to 5 years.
Alex White Building, Rose Terrace, Leven, Fife, KY8 4BU
1-3 King Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 5JR
Betson Street, Markinch, Fife, KY7 6LA
Contact - Lynne Kivistik on 01333 429565
Agreed discount – any University employee with two or more children registered for two or more days per week is eligible for a 5% discount on second child’s fees.
In addition to these nurseries there are other providers within the local area offering a range of childcare options, these can be found here - Nurseries (PDF, 189 KB).
Staff Fee for Children of Employees
The University of St Andrews offers a staff tuition fee rate for the children of eligible staff members who are admitted to study an undergraduate degree with a full-time mode of attendance. More information can be found - http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/policy/employment/staffchildrenfee/