Registration for school year 2020-2021

Le Jardin des Particules - Registration for school year 2020-2021

The Jardin des Particules school and crèche   welcomes children from 4 months to 6 years of age throughout the year, promoting the reception of children of all nationalities.

It is is open Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6.15 p.m., following the Swiss school calendar and applying CERN’s official holidays. It is open to children of CERN personnel.

Le Jardin des Particules welcomes around 100 children, grouped by age:

·         The crèche welcomes children aged from 4 months to 48 months for full days and mornings (for those aged 24-48 months).

·         The school welcomes children aged from 4 to 6 for full days, with teaching following the first and second primary class curricula (moyenne section and grande section in France).

The teaching staff at The Jardin des Particules provides a framework for the development of each child's personality through educational and teaching methods that respect their individuality within the group. They stimulate the children’s desire to learn, help developtheir creative talents and awakentheir sense of cooperation, friendship and harmony, regardless of nationality, gender, religion and social circumstances. Day-to-day learning is based on cooperative and active learning.

Children take an active role in and are at the heart of their learning, supported by caring professionals who pay close attention to their development. The educational team comprises around forty trained early-childhood professionals (teachers, educators, teachers’ assistants and helpers). They monitor the progress of each child, taking into consideration as far as possible their learning pace, age and needs within the common rules that apply to everyone. A Beginners’ English workshop is availalbe for children aged four to six.

For more information,  and registrations, we invite you to visit our website (, or to contact our team who will be happy to respond to all your questions .




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