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Discover all the key practical information concerning the welcome reserved for your child or children in an early learning centre (EVE) in the City of Geneva. This type of daycare structure helps young children develop in a group setting through educational activities.

An online procedure enables you to enrol your child for a form of childcare.

Parents are invited to visit the BIPE 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 Agenda.ch. 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.

Nurseries and early learning centres are collective structures requiring regular attendance, primarily intended for children whose parents exercise an activity (work, training or job search). These daycare structures help young children develop through educational activities.

Age of the children accepted

Children are welcome from the end of their mother’s maternity leave until they start school.

Opening times

As the opening times differ for each structure, they are specified in the detailed sheets relating to each structure, which are presented in the list of nurseries and early learning centres in the City of Geneva.

A typical day

Discover what a typical day is like in a nursery or early learning centre (EVE) in the City of Geneva:


Attendance rates vary from one early childcare structure to another. Children can be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis.

They must nevertheless be present at least 2 full days a week or 3 or 4 half-days a week. The days are organised as follows:

  • 100%: all day;
  • 75%: mornings with lunch and nap;
  • 50%: mornings with lunch;
  • 45%: afternoons without lunch.


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 20.09.2023 à 09:59