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Allocation criteria for a place in an early childcare structure

In the city of Geneva, places in early childcare structures are allocated according to criteria which are identical for everyone.

From Monday 27 April, the nurseries subsidised by the City of Geneva will expand their minimum care service that has been in place since 16 March 2020. The City recommends that families call the facility which would normally take care of their child in order to check if there is space for him/her. This change in the care service provided is subject to the current health criteria as well as strict supervision standards. More information

A telephone hotline is in place to provide you with information from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 12:00, tel. 022 418 81 81.

The City of Geneva has deployed an intensive childcare development policy for a number of years. Despite these efforts, the demand for places remains higher than the available supply. In order to ensure equal treatment in the allocation process, priorities must be established. The need for childcare is assessed for each request according to the same rules.

Allocation criteria for places

In order of priority, the subsidised childcare structures accept children whose parents:

  • live in the district in which the structure is located;
  • live in the City of Geneva;
  • work in the City of Geneva without living here (once the requests of the inhabitants of Geneva have been satisfied).

The address will be checked by the BIPE with the cantonal population and migrations office.

Allocation of places also depends on the following criteria:

  • simultaneous presence of a sibling of the child in the structure (only for children living in the City of Geneva);
  • length of time since the request was submitted, on condition that it has been reactivated on a regular basis;
  • professional, social and family situation of the parents;
  • correspondence between the availability of the structure and the parents’ request.

Processing requests

Throughout the year, each placed freed is filled.

Bureau d'information petite enfance (BIPE)

Rue Cendrier 8
1201 Genève
Tél. +41 22 418 81 81
Fax +41 22 418 81 99
infobipe@ville-ge.ch

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Article modifié le 12.03.2020 à 18:17