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.
First, you can benefit from financial assistances dedicated to childcare in Luxembourg. Check 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 close to 450 approved nurseries 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.
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
All municipalities offer childcare in nurseries or “Maisons relais” for your children. Inquire with your municipality of residence.
In some municipalities, you will find “Bësch Spillschoul” or “Bësch Klass” which are nature-oriented nurseries or classes. Your children will be welcomed in structures oriented towards outdoor games and the discovery of nature.
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.
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.
Private day nurseries
There are numerous day nurseries and private day nurseries on the Luxembourg territory. They represent two thirds of the offer out of the nearly 17,000 places available in the Grand Duchy.
You can contact these private structures directly. We encourage you to visit the daycare centres near your place of residence or work to see which one best meets your expectations.
Among the various crèches, we will note the crèches applying the principles of Montessori education, such as the Sunflower crèches for example. But there are others.
Day nursery and socio-educational associations in your area
You can find a list of nurseries by region at www.guidedescreches.lu.
Kideaz.com is also a gold mine to find addresses of day nurseries or socio-educational associations in Luxembourg. 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
In Luxembourg, there are several websites to connect parents and babysitters and nannies. Attention! Nannies must be registered with the Joint Centre for Social Security (CCSS).
Local authorities often have an up-to-date list of babysitters who can keep your child in the community. Ask your local authority for more information. You will find in the classified ads of the sites www.petitweb.lu, www.webnounou.com, www.baby-sitter.lu many offers of nannies and other babysitters. B-Sit is a promising App to find a baby-sitter.
Does your child want to become a babysitter? The AFP Solidarité-Famille trains future 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 Laws, 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.
13 August 2020