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The Family Guide To Relocating to Gibraltar

24 days ago by Angelique Pearson
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The excitement of relocating to Gibraltar is a prospect that brings many new opportunities for the entire family. With advancements in modern technology, relocating abroad has never been easier, with the internet and social media making the world seem a lot smaller than it is.

FaceTime and Whatsapp have enabled us to keep in touch with family overseas; with the touch of a button we can stay connected to friends, parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles.

For The Working Spouse

There is certainly no shortage of work here with an abundance of sectors in every direction and opportunities for success in every corner. Gibraltar is well known for it.

SRGEurope recruit for a wide range of sectors, placing individuals and their partners into roles, like they have been doing for decades.

We specialise in relocating candidates to Gibraltar and have substantial experience in doing so, which is why we’re able to support our valued candidates aiding them in their transition from home to home, making it as flawless as possible.

You couldn’t be more well placed than with one of our SRGEurope’s Recruitment Consultants to place you in your dream role.

And we don’t just find you a role. We’re much more than that!

We give all our candidates, whether they are expat wives or husbands, advice on all of the following:

  • How to get to Gibraltar

  • Options for accommodation

  • The cost of living

  • Schools

  • Tax

At SRGEurope, we place partners into roles too! After all, they are skilled, qualified professionals too and exactly what our clients are looking for.

For the Kids

Gibraltar is a remarkable place for children to grow up. The close knit, multicultural community of Gibraltar means that locals always stop to chat to each other, bringing out the social spark in everyone, including the young. Children grow up to be bilingual, which has its own added benefits in terms of future prospects.

The warm climate means that children get to spend lots of time outdoors, as opposed to spending so much time indoors on their iPads and consoles.

The education in Gibraltar is outstanding and whether you choose to live in Gibraltar or across the border in Spain, there are numerous nurseries and schools to choose from. We’ve outlined the most popular ones here:

Nurseries in Gibraltar

Full-time nursery fees in Gibraltar can vary from approximately £300 to £600 each month. Many of the nurseries also offer a pick and drop service for busy parents.

Happy Feet Nursery are based in the World Trade Center and extremely convenient for parents who work in the building.

Queensway Quay Nursery and Preschool are highly commended for their outdoor space. A popular choice with many parents, which means they have a waiting list.

Nurseries in Spain

Nursery fees in Spain can range from €300 upwards.

Kiddi Bank Daycare is located in San Roque Club, a mere 15 minutes away from Gibraltar. The facility also organise regular sleepovers for children, which enables parents to have some time to themselves.

Nurseries in Sotogrande

Fundamentals which is part of the internationally renowned, Sotogrande International School, is located directly on the polo fields in Sotogrande, offering a highly stimulating environment for children.

Fun In English is situated in a Spanish village, just 15 minutes away from Gibraltar next to Sotogrande.

Schools in Gibraltar

The public school system in Gibraltar is very good and based on UK education. However, you must live and work in Gibraltar to be able to get your children into these public schools. A new public secondary school is currently being built for boys and girls in Gibraltar

Private Schools in Gibraltar

Loreto take children from nursery age up to 12 years. They are a well established school in Gibraltar with an excellent reputation.

Prior Park Gibraltar is Gibraltar’s first independent, co-educational, Catholic/Christian day school for children aged 12-18.

Public Schools in Spain

Public schools in Spain are also a popular choice for parents who want their children to benefit from a Spanish society. Children from all nationalities are taught in Spanish public schools.

Private Schools in Spain

Cameron International Primary School  is linked to Kiddy Bank Nursery. Based in San Roque Club, 15 minutes away from Gibraltar and again, they organise regular sleepovers for the children too.

Sotogrande International School is an outstanding school and currently celebrating 40 years. Located in Sotogrande with boarding options also available.

Colegio San Jose is located in Estepona, a little further up the coast but still within easy reach from Gibraltar

Bilingual Colegio Atalaya based in Estepona, is a newly built school with outstanding facilities.

Swans School International is based in Marbella and has been established for over 45 years.

Aloha College is located in a lush setting in Marbella and was founded in 1982.

Family Time

For the mums who still have toddlers at home, there are endless resources on Google on activities to do and places to go in Gibraltar.

You will be surprised at just how close Gibraltar is to Spain and how you can walk from one side of the border to the other. Many people park their car at the parking lot in Spain and walk across. Moreover, being on this side of the channel makes it easier for you to hire a car or get on a train to Portugal or a ferry to Morocco.

Did you know a 3 hour drive can take you to Sierra Nevada Ski Resort? The transition from sun to snow in 3 hours really does heighten the senses!