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These daycare structures welcome children on a regular half-day basis without providing lunch.

The Early Childhood Information Office (BIPE) is re-opening its doors to offer on-site assistance from 28 March 2022. Parents are invited to visit the offices located at 8 rue du Cendrier, Tuesdays from 8.30 a.m. to midday and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment via Families can also contact the Early Childhood Information Office via the hotline on 022 418 81 81, from 10 a.m. to midday, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, or by e-mail: @email.
Furthermore, members of the public can register via an online procedure.

Kindergarten is a place intended for regular attendance where social skills are developed. Its primary aim is to teach children aged 2 to 4 to live and play together.

Kindergarten is open on a half-day basis, which means that children cannot spend all day here.

Age of the children

Children are welcome in kindergartens from 18 months until school age.

Opening times

Kindergartens are generally closed on Wednesdays and during the school holidays.

A typical day

Discover the typical day of a child who attends a kindergarten in the City of Geneva:


It is possible for children to attend kindergarten between 2 and 5 mornings or afternoons per week. The attendance schedule depends on the availability of the kindergarten.


Period of adaptation

Adaptation is a period of integration implemented in collaboration with the parents. It is a fundamental step which serves to reassure children by gradually ensuring they become accustomed to separation and creating a mutual relation of trust. It can last for between 1 and 3 weeks.


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Article modifié le 31.10.2022 à 09:59