Englefield Green Nursery and Preschool is the on-campus nursery managed by Bright Horizons. It is situated next to the Car Park 14 accessed off South Road on the north side of the A30 and within 200 metres of Founder’s. The nursery is inspected by OFSTED and offers high standards of care for children aged from 3 months to 5 years who benefit from a very safe and secure environment. Available to the local community, RHUL staff and students have priority places when a waiting list is operated. Please apply on the Workplace Nursery Application Form.
The ENTIRE cost of your nursery fees can reduce your tax liability by taking off the amount you pay to the nursery from your salary, so that you only pay tax on the net amount. This is known as a ‘salary sacrifice’ scheme. To find out more click this link: Workplace Nursery FAQs
For further details, including how to register a child and organise a visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0333 331 4789 or 0203 780 3028
For more information on the Englefield Green Nursery, please read this article.
Childcare Vouchers are available at Royal Holloway for all members of staff. This is a salary sacrifice scheme whereby Childcare Vouchers are issued in exchange for a reduction in salary of the same amount. Tax and National Insurance contributions are not paid on the vouchers, which is where the financial savings are made. Staff who wish to receive Childcare Vouchers will be required to sign an amendment to contract letter confirming the value of vouchers that are required and the subsequent reduction in salary.
Basic rate tax payers are entitled to exchange a maximum of £243 from their monthly salary (£55 per week) in exchange for childcare vouchers, regardless of the number of children they have.
Edenred is the provider that has been appointed by Royal Holloway to issue Childcare Vouchers to staff. Further details about Edenred Services and how the scheme operates are available on their website at http://www.childcarevouchers.co.uk. Members of staff who join the scheme will be issued with a unique account number and details of how to access the account in an introduction pack.
Accounts can be accessed online or by telephone at 0800 247 1233. Once the account has been activated the member of staff will be able to tell Edenred to whom they wish their vouchers to be paid. Payments can be set up on a regular basis to the same childcare provider or as a one off event. Applications for vouchers can be made at any time but must be received by HR by the end of the month prior to the one in which they are first required.
If you have any queries or wish to apply for childcare vouchers please contact the relevant email address as given below:
Faculty of Science at HRscience@rhul.ac.uk
Faculty of Arts and Social Science at HRartsandsocsci@rhul.ac.uk
Faculty of Management and Economics at ManEconandLaw@rhul.ac.uk
Professional Services at HRProfessionalservices@rhul.ac.uk
School Holidays Activity Camps
Royal Holloway staff get a 10% discount with Fit for Sport.
Fit for Sport have over 20 years’ experience in providing education through activities for children. They develop a child’s physical literacy including running, jumping, balancing and catching through playing games. They take children in three age groups: 4 to 5, 6 to 7 and 8 to 12 year olds for activities appropriate to their age.
They operate in a number of locations across the country, including at Spelthorne Leisure Centre in Staines and Sunbury Leisure Centre
They will be running camps at autumn half-term from Monday 24th to Friday 28th October.
Prices and times will be as follows:
Normal Day - 9.30-16.30hrs: £25 a day or £113 a week
Extended Day - 8.30-17.30hrs: £33 a day or £146 a week
Half day for age 4+ - 9.30-13.00hrs: £18.75 a day or £84.38 a week
More information is available on www.fitforsport.co.uk or by calling 0845 456 3233. You will need to quote RHSTAFF to receive the discount when booking.