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Day-care centres

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has two day-care centres, one for each campus. The VUB day-care centres have 180 places for children aged between 0 and 3 years (70 children in Elsene and 110 in Jette).

The VUB day-care centres are recognised and subsidised by the statutory childcare agency Kind en Gezin.

This means that, although the final responsibility for the quality of the crèches lies with the university, as the organising body, Kind en Gezin conducts all the checks and inspections required to guarantee quality control. Dutch is used for all contacts with the children and their parents.

Practical information

Who do the VUB day-care centres cater for?

The VUB day-care centres are open to everyone. Children of the staff and students of the University Association (i.e., the VUB and Erasmushogeschool) and children of the staff of the Academic Hospital in Jette have priority.

It is recommended to apply for registration well in advance, preferably before the end of the fourth month of pregnancy. If you are in a special situation, your application may still be considered even if it is late.

Applying for registration

You must apply for registration:

You will then receive a registration form and a copy of the internal regulations with detailed information on how the crèche is organised. If your application is urgent, the procedure and routine will be explained to you immediately on this first contact. The possibilities of admitting your child are formally examined once you have returned the completed registration form. You will get a reply stating the admission possibilities at the latest 6 months prior to the desired admission date. You will get more information on the admission procedure (visit to the day-care centre, exchange of information, introduction to the crèche staff, familiarising the child, etc.) as soon as the admission of your child has been confirmed.

Opening hours

The Jette day-care centre is open on every working day from 6:30 to 22:00, all year round.

The Elsene day-care centre is open on every working day from 7:30 to 20:30. This day-care centre is traditionally closed for the annual holidays during the first two weeks of August.

Every year in January, the day-care centres announce the dates on which they will be closed that year. Both day-care centres close at least one day to allow the staff to attend an annual refresher course.

Contact information

Head of the day-care centre service:

Mrs Frieda Fiers

Day-care centre on Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus
Generaal Jacqueslaan 141 
1050 Brussel 
Tel. no.: 02/648 38 75 
Fax no.: 02/649 94 87 
E-mail: 

Day-care centre on Brussels Health Campus 
Campus of the Academic Hospital of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel 
Laarbeeklaan 109 
1090 Brussel (Jette) 
Tel. no.: 02/477 48 11 of 02/477 48 13
Fax no.: 02/477 4810
E-mail: