Are you living in Luxembourg or have to move there soon? You want to find a child care for your children but do not know which structure to turn to in order to find a system totally adapted to your needs?
Just Arrived listed for you some addresses in Luxembourg where to find a nanny, a baby-sitter, a governess or a creche!
Financial assistances dedicated to childcare in Luxembourg
Think of consulting the services of the Accueil-Enfance portal with the offer of Chèque-Service-Accueil, which will provide you with a financial support for your child up to 12.
Day nurseries: a conventional way to baby-sit your children
One of the most common ways to find childcare services in Luxembourg remains day nurseries.
There are a lot of them in the country, each one meeting particular criteria. Private, subsidised or municipal day nurseries, with a big garden, a playground, proposing organic food, animals, practising multilingualism… You will undoubtedly find a quality creche in your area adapted to your criteria by checking our numerous recommendations of day nurseries.
Municipal nurseries, Maisons relais, foyers scolaires, day care
Municipalities generally have a municipal day nursery service to offer the parents. Priority is naturally given to the municipality residents, among whom both parents are working. Price lists vary according to the parents’ income.
Transition centres act on behalf of municipalities and offer a childcare system, even a canteen one, aimed at children schooled at the Luxembourg elementary school. Those services are offered on school days and during holidays.
Inquire with your municipality of residence.
Socio-educational associations service – City of Luxembourg
The socio-educational associations of the City of Luxembourg take exclusively care of the extracurricular supervising of the school-aged children (3-12 years old) registered in the Luxembourg school system of the City of Luxembourg. Children are taken care of after school in the socio-educational association connected with their district. These associations also offer services during the school holidays.
All information, the price lists and the registration form are on the website www.vdl.lu
Plurilingual education for children from 1 to 4 years old
Since 2017, children from 1 to 4 years old, going in a public collective structure (education and reception services – SEA Chèque service accueil providers) benefit from a free 20-hour support program to raise children’s awareness of French. and Luxembourgish. The mother tongue of the child is not forgotten.
Private day nurseries
There are numerous day nurseries and private day nurseries on the Luxembourg territory.
You can inquire at private structures or international day nurseries close to you that we shall not list here. Here are two of them, among the most famous ones.
This list below is naturally not exhaustive, we encourage you to visit day nurseries close to your place of residence or to your work so that you can choose which one corresponds best to your expectations.
Day nurseries subsidised by the State
The available places in these day nurseries are limited and accessible according to preliminary registration and according to priority criteria depending on:
- The social and family situation,
- The need for a specific coverage (backwardness, handicap, etc.).
Price lists vary according to income. Inquire with the Office National de l’Enfance.
Day nursery and socio-educational associations in your area
Ingenious and dynamic, kideaz.com is a gold mine to find addresses of day nurseries or socio-educational associations in Luxembourg, but also all the good plans in order to keep the youngsters busy in the Grand Duchy.
With kideaz, you will find in a few clicks the closest creche or socio-educational association from your home and which corresponds best to your expectations. Geolocation, virtual visit, available places: all this invaluable information is available on the site www.kideaz.com.
Other childcare systems
Are you fancying a more personalised childcare system that works individually or exceptionally (disease, travel, outing…)? Luxembourg also offers rich and varied childcare, nanny and baby-sitter services.
Parental assistants are another option. Among the most known references, note Arcus ASBL, Krank Kanner Doheem Service (especially for sick children) or the AFP-Solidarité-Famille association.
Parental assistance is a charged service that consists in looking after minors on a regular basis, by day or by night. This childcare system offers a solution for parents who work that is not necessarily proposed in facilities such as day nurseries, socio-educational associations and transition centres.
Every parental assistant has to be in possession of an approval from the Ministry of Education, Childhood and Youth. The Dageselteren agency trains to the function of parental assistant.
Nanny, child care, babysitter, governess
You will find in the classified ads of www.petitweb.lu, www.webnounou.com and www.baby-sitter.lu numerous nannies and babysitting offers. B-Sit is a promising App to find a baby-sitter.
The municipal administrations often hold an up-to-date list of babysitters who can look after your child in the municipality. Inquire with your municipality.
Does your kid want to be a babysitter? AFP Solidarité-Famille trains wannabe babysitters.
Au-pair young people
The au-pair remains a very good child care solution to be considered since one’s has the possibility to accommodate and host them at home for the necessary duration.
It means that the au-pair young person commits herself to carry out small and daily tasks within the family, in return of which you provide her with accommodation and food, allow her to attend language courses, grant her a compensation in the form of pocket money, as well as days off.
The au-pair reception is very well supervised to avoid any abuse. Even if it is not regulated by the Labor Code, there are rights and duties for both parts.
Declaration of your home nanny or employee
Do not forget that you have to declare your home child care with the Centre Commun de la Sécurité Sociale thanks to a statement by indicating the hourly pay to which you pay them.