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  • An International Family

    Our diverse international community features students and staff from over 100 nationalities

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  • Personalised Learning

    We value each student’s individuality as well as his or her integration into society. Our programme of studies prepares our students for the demands of a global 21st century.

    CDL prepares students for the worlds top universities

  • Our People

    We benefit from talented and experienced faculty, staff and our Senior Leadership Team.

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  • A range of activities

    The opportunities don't stop when the school terms end. We offer a range of activities for your child to discover, from ski trips to performing arts camps and guided GAP years

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  • A Place to Call Home

    Whether your child is joining us at Pre-K or midway through their learning journey, we offer a nurturing environment that will make a huge difference to their future

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  • Broadening Horizons

    From the city to lake and the mountains, every child will find something to love in our range of activities

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  • A Safe Place to Grow

    Our safe and welcoming campus will be a home where your child can learn to be confident and independent

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  • Say Hello

    Get in touch or visit us to discover what makes Collège du Léman an inspiring place to learn

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Childcare options

  • Childcare options

Families with very young children have a few childcare options at their disposal. From the age of two years old, Collège du Léman has a wonderful and nurturing pre-school option where your child will make friends, have fun and begin to grasp some of the first building blocks of learning.

 

Before this age, one of the most popular options is a Maman de Jour, otherwise known as a childminder or Day Care Mother. These are local mothers who take a small number of extra children for prearranged hours during the day. While under her care, children are carefully looked after, fed at appropriate times and also put down for a nap if agreed. A Maman de Jour is usually trained and approved. Once options are identified in your local area, meetings and trial sessions can be arranged before finally agreeing on a particular option.

 

Another possibility is hiring an au pair. An au pair is a young adult from another country who lives with your family for around a year, provides in-home childcare and can assist with light household duties.  Au pairs can work up to 45 hours per week in exchange for the opportunity to live with a family. Because au pairs provide live-in childcare, they offer great flexibility, caring for your children at times that accommodate your family's individual schedule.  Work permits and health insurance must be taken care of by families themselves. Au Pair World  is a useful place to start looking at options.

 

Babysitters are also an option for more impromptu and less frequent care. Your local municipal office can provide you with a list of babysitters in the local area. You can also get in contact with our Parents Faculty Association, who can guide you and give some recommendations.