Route du Sart Tilman 376
Tel: 04/367. 27. 66 (Administrative telephone: 04/366.90.10)
07.45 – 18.00 max. in order to exchange information about the day.
Access criteria defined by the Selection Committee
- Putting in a enrolment request for a child whose age corresponds to the ages available at the crèche
- Either at the University as part of the research or contract, administrative, technical or blue collar staff, or being a student at the University (60% of the children). That must be the case for one of the two parents.
- Either outside the University BUT being domiciled in Liège or Greater Liège (40% of children).
The main areas focused on
The educational project is founded on constant thinking through processes going back over 25 years.
Offering the child day care is done gently over time:
- Meeting with the group’s paediatric nurse
- A meeting with all the other parents of the group before the child starts
- Familiarisation with the crèche and progressive separation from the family according to the modalities negotiated with the contact person
- A restricted attendance to begin with (short days)
The day care is organised in order to
- Ensure the reference points and stability within the life of your child and allow him or her to establish significant relationships with the adults who take care of him or her. A paediatric nurse will follow this group, as far as is possible, from its constitution up until leaving for school. S/he will also be the privileged contact person for you as well as for your child.
- Respect as fully as possible, within the context of the constraints of collectivity, the personal rhythm of the evolution of your child within the group: sleeping when she or he shows signs of tiredness, playing without being constantly interrupted, eating their fill in a climate of exchange and dialogue, etc.
- Encourage the motor freedom of your child, an indispensable condition to its autonomous activity in an adapted environment.
- Encourage spontaneous interaction between the children without imposing activities directed by the adults on them
- Maintain daily dialogue with you, enriched by parents meetings regularly organised by the team.
Objectives and missions
- Offer day care to children aged at least 2 and ½ months up to 2 and ½ years
- Offer day care to children with physical, mental and/or social difficulties as far is possible and as long as places are available.
- Hosting and training paediatric students (in psychology)
- Hosting professional visitors and school groups, without them entering areas where the children are.
Organisation of the service
- The crèche has been approved by the ONE for 42 beds divided into three groups, with the University of Liège as the administrative body.
- Care provided by children by a qualified staff of graduate paediatric nurses engaged in a process of continual education, notably with the psychomotricity nurse attached to the crèche.
- Regular health monitoring of the children through weekly consultations by the doctor attached to the crèche.
- Use of the garden depending on the age of the children and the weather conditions and the department’s constraints.
- Healthy and balanced food from a dietetic point of view assured by a qualified person.
- The maintenance and upkeep of the rooms by two cleaners, 25h a week when the children are not present.
- Working jointly with various university departments and other care organisations both in Belgium and in Europe. It is a parent-crèche partnership which is involved in the running of the service and which aims at a concordance of attitudes for the well being of each and everyone.
Paying of fees
- Quota: calculated according to the parents’ income and following a scale defined by a ministerial decree distributed by the ONE each year.
- Nappies: the price is calculated by the crèche depending on the parents’ income and paid from the first to the last day of the child’s presence, unless he or she has been absent.