Day-care centres

Day-care centres

Day-care centres and crèches need a license from the relevant authority. Children spend their time in a cosy and comfortable «home away from home» together with qualified day-care workers and pedagogues. They play with other children of different ages, spend lots of time running around outside and eat their meals together. Most crèches take in babies from the age of three months. School children come to the crèche after school, have lunch, do their homework and play with the other children. Day-care centres are generally open five days a week. Usually, children must spend at least one day per week in a crèche. Professional childcare is not free of charge, though some municipalities subsidize crèches. The rates depend on the parents’ income and on the number of siblings staying at the crèche. It must be noted, however, that only half the crèches in Baselland are subsidized. The system of calculation for rates varies from town to town.

Switzerland

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Aargau

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Basel-Landschaft

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Basel-Stadt

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  • The"Vermittlungsstelle Tagesheime"has to be contacted in order to get a place in one of the subsidized day-cares: www.baslerfamilien.info

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Solothurn

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  • For professional childcare in the Canton of Solothurn please have a look at the website of the Fachstelle Kind & Familie*: www.kinderbetreuung-schweiz.ch

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* = Services explicitly offered also in other languages than German.