News for nurseries

The city council has just voted to build a new day-nursery in Gasperich that can accommodate 81 children. This project is part of the City’s efforts to provide all its major districts with a municipal nursery and all the new structures will be housed in contemporary buildings designed by Bourguignon Siebenaler Architectes. At the moment, the city has five day-nurseries. One is on the route d’Arlon and looks after 63 children. The one on rue Schoetter in Belair has 32 registered children and the one on place du Théâtre has 44. The nursery on rue Chicago in Bonnevoie currently has 71 children and the one on rue de la Barrière in Merl, 50. This means the city’s total current capacity is 260 children.
In March 2017, the City will open a new nursery in rue Leydenbach in Kirchberg with a capacity for 66 children. The centre in the place du Théâtre will be replaced in autumn 2017 by a 27-child centre in the rue de la Congrégation.
A new nursery for 81 children is currently under construction in Belair on the rue d’Orval and a new nursery on rue Marshall in Bonnevoie will be able to accommodate 81 children in the future. The nursery in Gasperich will be able to look after 81 children and an additional centre is planned in Cents, also for 81 children. After the nurseries currently under construction have opened, those on rue Schoetter, place du Théâtre and rue Chicago will be closed.
All the day-nurseries in Luxembourg follow a pedagogical concept based on the early childhood observations of Emmi Pikler, a Hungarian paediatrician who worked with children in the 1930s. Respect for the baby and its rhythms lies at the heart of this concept.
The City’s nurseries also place an important emphasis on healthy eating and the sustainable management of waste and energy.