Reliable childcare during working hours is a key concern for working parents. St.Gallen offers a wide range of childcare services: Day-care centres for children from the age of three months, day care for pupils and lunch clubs for students of the upper secondary level.
Day-care centres and family day care offer comprehensive options for supplementary childcare. Day-care centres look after children from the age of three months all the way to primary school. Furthermore, family day care has capacities for around 70 preschool and schoolchildren. The childcare service of the St.Gallen Childcare Association organises the family day care.
There are 15 locations across St.Gallen that offer day and childcare for children attending primary school or nursery in the city. You can send your child to various centres, from Monday to Friday between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm. Full-day care is available for nine weeks during the school holidays.
Highly skilled personnel and carefully selected specialists look after your children throughout their daily routine. Day care also includes healthy and nutritional meals. Children will receive a full breakfast, lunch and a snack, depending on the time they are looked after. All meals are freshly prepared in on-premises kitchen facilities.
You can send your application directly to the head of the day-care at your child’s school.
Remember that the use of the city’s day-care services is voluntary and subject to fees.
Lunch clubs for students of the upper secondary level are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, between 11.50 am and 1.30 pm during official school weeks and offer freshly prepared, balanced midday meals. Each meal costs CHF 7.50. Students who bring their own lunch are not required to pay.
They may regularly attend throughout the week or just on individual days.
You can send your application directly to the manager of the lunch club of your child’s school.