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    DAYCARE CENTRES

    The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has two kindergartens: one in Elsene and one in Jette.

    Daycare centres

    These daycare centres have 180 places for children between 0 and 3 years old:

    • 70 children in Elsene
    • 110 children in Jette 

    Dutch is used in communication with children and with their parents/educators.

    The VUB daycare centres are recognised and subsidised by the statutory childcare agency Kind & Gezin. This means that, although the final responsibility for the quality of the kindergarten lies with the university, as the organising body, Kind & Gezin conducts all the checks and inspections required to guarantee quality control.

    PRACTICAL

    Below you will find more practical explanations about our daycare centres.

    For whom?

    The daycare centres are open to everyone.
    Children of the students and the staff of the Brussels University Association (i.e. the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Erasmus University College Brussel) and children of the staff of the Academic Hospital in Jette have priority.

    How to apply and register?

    It is recommended to apply for registration well in advance, preferably before the end of the fourth month of pregnancy. If you are in a special situation, your application may still be considered even if it is late.

    More information and applying for registration via e-mail, telefophone or by appointment

    Procedure

    • You will receive a registration form and a copy of the internal regulations with detailed information on how the daycare centre is organised.
    • The possibilities of admitting your child are formally examined once you have returned the completed registration form.
    • If your application is urgent, the procedure and routine will be explained to you immediately on first contact.
    • You will get a reply stating the admission possibilities at the latest 6 months prior to the desired admission date.
    • You will get more information on the admission (visit to the daycare centre, exchange of information, introduction to the kintergarten staff, familiarising the child, etc.) as soon as the admission of your child has been confirmed.

    Rates

    Parents/educators pay a financial contribution per day or per half day. This contribution is based on family income. More information is available via Kind & Gezin.

    Opening hours

    The daycare centre in Jette is open on every working day from 06.30 AM to 7 PM, on request until 10 PM.

    The daycare centre in Elsene is open on every working day from 07.30 AM to 7 PM, on request and under certain conditions until 8.30 PM. The annual closing of this daycare centre is foreseen in the first two weeks of August.

    DO YOU NEED EXTRA HELP WITH CHILDCARE?

    As an international student, you may need extra support with childcare. Below, you can find some links to help you find useful information about the possible solutions.

    General information about childcare in Belgium

    Mind the baby

    Find the crèches in your neighboorhood

    Contact your commune

    Find a babysitter by posting on the student job board of VUB

    Student job board

    Search for help outside VUB

    Yoopies

    Find a babysitter

    Babysitters.be

    CONTACT THE DAYCARE CENTRES AT THE VUB

    Below you will find the contact details of the daycare centres at the VUB, located in Jette and Elsene.

    Head of the daycare centre service:

    Mrs. Frieda Fiers

    DAYCARE CENTRE JETTE
    Laarbeeklaan 109, 1090 Brussel (Jette)

    TELEPHONE
    +32 2 477 48 11

    E-MAIL
    kinderdagverblijven@vub.ac.be
    DAYCARE CENTRE ELSENE
    Generaal Jacqueslaan 141, 1050 Brussel (Elsene)

    TELEPHONE
    +32 2 648 38 75

    E-MAIL
    kinderdagverblijven@vub.ac.be