Full-time childcare for children aged two months to four years is provided in three different locations:
The crèches are monitored by Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and conform to the standards and regulations stipulated by the Children (NI) Order 1995. These regulations include staffing levels, health and safety checks and curricular programmes. The crèches combine the qualities of a happy, caring atmosphere and a stimulating learning environment. Whether your child is attending our College Gardens or Rugby Road sites, be assured that the same high standards of childcare apply. It is our aim to offer a varied programme of activities, nurturing the development of the ‘whole child’ delivered through the medium of play.
We would like to assure you that our highly trained and experienced Childcare Team will endeavour to make certain your child’s time with us will be a happy learning experience.
In September 2005, the University implemented a Salary Sacrifice Scheme. This scheme has now been incorporated within the University’s Benefits+ initiative and has been renamed as Childcare+. As a member of staff at Queen’s, you can join this scheme.
Should you decide to join the Scheme, you will need to complete and sign an application form. This will also be necessary even if you were in the Scheme in 2009-10, as membership needs to be renewed on an annual basis. If you need further information on the scheme please do not hesitate to contact us.
As a member of staff, financial support can also be obtained from the Employers for Childcare scheme.