Childcare — CERN

Overview by age

0-1 year 1-2 years 2-3 years 3-4 years 4-5 years 5-6 years
Creche and school of the CERN Staff Association
       Agreement with Children's day-care centre at Champs-Fréchets
                               (Commune of Meyrin crèche)
CWC Toddler Group

CERN childcare facilities for children from 4 months to 8 years

Table of CERN childcare Facilities 2022-2023

Creche and school of the Staff Association

"Le Jardin des Particules", located on the CERN site in Meyrin, caters for children of CERN's members of personnel from 4 months (after maternity leave) until the age of 8. They are open Monday to Friday from 8.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m.

The Crèche welcomes babies from after maternity leave until the age of 4.
The Infant school is attended by children between the ages of 4 and 8, they follow the first and second years of Swiss primary school education program. Afterwards they are able to integrate into either the French or Swiss educational system as well as a private school.

Admission of children is subject to availability of places. If no places are available, children will be put on a waiting list.

For more information, please watch this video.

Agreement with 'Eve' Champs-Fréchets, Meyrin, Switzerland

In 2007, CERN signed an agreement with the commune of Meyrin for the assignment of 20 places to members of the CERN personnel in the "Espace de Vie Enfantine" (EVE) at Champs-Fréchets. Children are accepted from the age of 4 months to 4 years.

For more details

CWC Toddler Group

The CERN Welcome Club organizes a drop-in playgroup, called CWC Toddler Group. Accompanied by a parent, some 15 children from newborns to 4 years old (as well as their older siblings during school holidays) play together on Mondays from 15.30 to 17.30 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to noon in the clubhouse, which is located next to Restaurant 2.

Open to members of the CERN Welcome Club.

More information from the Toddler Group Coordinator:

Team parents

When arriving in a new area, it can be difficult to find out all the activities available for children. 

A CERN Mattermost channel called "Team Parents" is dedicated to this topic.

To register, please feel free to set up a free Mattermost account. Then, join the "Team Parents" to share tips and current events in the area.