At the request of parents, school-age children (4-10 years old) can be looked after outside of school hours, in the morning, at midday and/or at the end of the afternoon, in structures situated within or in the vicinity of the school. Designated « Unités d’accueil pour écoliers (UAPE) » or « Accueils pour enfants en milieu scolaire (APEMS) », these structures are incorporated into various care networks.
If you need care for your child outside school hours, you can either use a childminder (who can also be found via the childcare networks), or employ a carer in your home (such as an au pair). If you are working or studying at UNIL, our partner profawo will provide you with free help to look for childcare in your own home on a regular, long-term basis, by a qualified person. Contact: profawo Suisse romande, 022 321 02 78, firstname.lastname@example.org