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With the work it is sometimes difficult to take care of our little darlings. Who entrust your child? Here is an overview of different solutions to keep toddlers.

Collective guards

Collective nursery

The children are aged from 2 months to 3 years (sometimes up to 4 years). They are guarded by auxiliary childcare or nursery. Nurseries are dependent on the municipality or department and can be managed by a private company. Nurseries are very popular and places are scarce. You must register well in advance.
Cost of collective nursery: according to your income. CAF grants, the city hall or department.

Parental crèche

Parental crèche is an association founded and run by parents of children enrolled. They participate alternately in custody (usually one day a week). They are helped by early childhood specialists.
Cost of parental crib: according to your income. Grants CAF and the Town Hall.

Family day care

The family nursery, also called "foster care service" employs childminders who welcome in their homes from 1 to 4 children usually under the age of four. They incorporate several half days a week for day nursery activities.
Cost of family day care: according to your income. Grants CAF and the Town Hall.


The day nursery is municipal or private, it welcomes children up to 3 years, for a few hours or half a day. Meals not included layers. children are kept by auxiliary childcare or nursery.
Cost of Childcare: according to your income. Grants CAF and the Town Hall. Multi-host
It is a combination of regular home (collective or family crèche) and occasional (crèche). These multi-reception areas are managed by municipalities. Cost of multi-host structure: according to your income. Grants CAF and the Town Hall.

Individual guards


The childminder requires approval and mandatory training. Approved by the departmental service of the PMI (Maternal Child Protection). A childminder welcomes home or grouping (childminders house) not permanently (11h per day maximum unless otherwise), remuneration, from one to four children. This professional can be independent (she works for individuals and you must establish an employment contract you negotiate terms with it) or attached to a special purpose vehicle (crèche, day nursery ...). Cost of a childminder: salary is negotiated (with a daily minimum) and ignores your income. CAF grants.

Home care

You use the person of your choice, which will have at your home. Prefer a "nanny" which you know references. Cost of home care: You're the employer of the nurse with whom you establish a contract. You can get CAF grants or tax incentives. The home care partagéePour reduce costs, maximum 2 families employ the same nanny. They sign two separate contracts of employment. Children are kept together, either in one or in the other employer, or alternating every other week for example.

Au pair exchange

A very profitable formula for reconciling work and family life for children to learn another language. Currently you can choose between an au pair or a nanny at par. Obviously we recommend the granny au pair! Tell stories at bedtime, homework, accompany children to their extracurricular activities. An au pair will help you with children and with small chores.

Can I pay with vouchers employment service?

• The universal service employment check (CESU) is in two forms:
• The banking Cesu can be used to pay your nanny, whether at home or authorized;

• The pre-financed CESU is a payment to predefined amount. It is funded partly or wholly by a company, a works council, a mutual, pension fund, a territorial ... It can be used to remunerate an employee at home, a childminder or a special purpose vehicle ( crèche, day nursery ...).