Educating your children
Charleroi Métropole is ideal for families and children. A number of establishments look after the youngest ones before they start school (from 2.5 years old).
Enrolling your child with a care provider before he or she is born
For children aged between 3 months and 2.5-3 years old, there are various care providers, private or subsidised: nurseries or child minders (a person who looks after the children in her own home).
It is recommended that you enrol your child before he or she is born (from 3 months of the pregnancy). The Office de la Naissance et de l’Enfance, [Belgian Office of Birth and Childhood] the ONE, gathers and lists all of this information.
Having your child looked after when he or she is ill
There are a number of care providers for ill children in the region of Charleroi Métropole. These services are offered by health insurance providers or other healthcare bodies.
Playgrounds for your children
There are various playgrounds in the region of Charleroi Métropole. To find them, go to your borough’s website.
Finding a school
Charleroi Métropole has hundreds of high-quality schools across the region. Their educational plans are innovative and place the child at the centre of the establishment’s activities. Find out about these in the Studying section.
Your child after school or during the holidays
In general, the school offers a childcare service before or after school. Other services, primarily organised by the ONE also exist after school or during the holidays. A number of sports clubs, academies, non-profits… offer a range of after-school activities, whether creative or active. To find out about these, consult your borough’s website. A number of youth organisations also offer a variety of activities for young people.