In Luxembourg, daycare for children is often an obstacle course, not only for residents but also for the Luxembourg cross-border workers. The time that it takes to find a nursery or childcare can be long, there is a high demand for places and the cost is expensive. It is not always easy to find a facility that meets the expectations of parents, both schedules, spoken languages and price. We also advise you to start your search early and visit several infrastructures. During the visits, soak up the atmosphere, look at what the children are doing. Is the ministerial approval visibly displayed? Depending on your perception, would you say the structure answers the health and safety standards? Ask for a copy of the rules and pedagogical concept, an example of the daily schedule and a weekly menu. Ask the opening hours and the annual leave. What happens if there is absence of your child due to illness …? In case of questions, do not hesitate to ask for clarification.
Maison Relais pour Enfants
The Assistant(e) Parental(e)
The activity of parental care is regulated by the Act of 30 September, 2007. This law has involved the creation of the agency Dageselteren. It is defined as a place of training, information and guidance for parental assistants, applicants for approval, parents and future parents, children and medico-social institutions. It aims to improve foster care and to promote the reconciliation of family and professional life. For more information, visit www.dageselteren.lu
The Nanny (la Nounou)
Fille au Pair
1. Count among its members at least one child aged under 13 years at the beginning of the period of stay of the au pair;
2. Children who have not yet reached the age of 6, provide prove that their day care is taken care of for the duration of the stay of the au pair;
3. Produce a judicial certificate dated less than 3 months for all its major members at the beginning of the period of stay of the au pair proving that the moral conditions are met.
The family must be aware that the daily participation to family duties can not be the main purpose of the stay. It can not exceed 5 hours per day on average over a period of one week. Weekly hours can not exceed 30 hours on average over a period of one month or four weeks.
To meet legal requirements, the family that wants to invite a young au pair needs to undertake the following steps:
– Look for a young person who meets the requirements to become an au pair in Luxembourg;
– Conclude a hosting agreement with the young au pair;
– Introduction of an application for approval from the minister responsible for youth on a standard form with all relevant documents.