The birth of your child is undoubtedly a unique moment, but it involves a lot of organisation. If you work, and there is no-one who can take care of the baby, you will have to look for a day-care centre or childminder.
Each municipality provides childcare via the network of municipal day-care centres. You can contact your municipality for a list of municipal day-care centres.
In addition to the municipal day-care centres, there are other forms of childcare which may or may not be recognised and inspected by the official bodies.
On the Dutch-speaking side, this is Kind en Gezin. On their website, you can find an overview of the various possibilities for childcare for young children.
On the French-speaking side, the Office de la Naissance et de l’Enfance (ONE) is responsible. On their website (only available in French) you can find information about childcare for infants.
Both of these organisations are respectively part of the Flemish and French Communities, and both are active in the Brussels-Capital Region.
- On the website of the Flemish Community Commission (VGC in Dutch) you can find an overview of day-care centres in Brussels.
- The 'Observatoire de l'Enfant' is an initiative by the French Community Commission (COCOF – Commission communautaire française). This organisation is aimed at parents, professionals and government institutions with expertise, services, information and recommendations in the area of childcare. You can find more information on their website (only available in French).
- On the website of 'Bruxelles Temps Libre' (only available in French) the 'Observatoire de l’Enfant' also provides information about the various forms of childcare for children between 2.5 and 12 years old.
- Your municipality can also help you to find childcare for your child through the Alderman for youth.
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