Pre-primary Education

Find out about the schooling options available to parents in Luxembourg...

Early childhood education (nursery school)

Early childhood education (éducation précoce) is available to all children aged three to four. It is free of charge and optional. Children must be aged three on 1 September to enrol at a nursery school and be registered on the citizens' register of the Bureau de Population. Education is usually provided in Luxembourgish.

In general, parents receive a letter from the commune of their place of residence to enrol their child. This must be sent back to the relevant commune before 1 April. Newcomers to Luxembourg should contact their local Municipal office of their area of residence for information on the enrolment procedures.

Pre-school education (éducation préscolaire)

Pre-schools are free of charge and compulsory for all children aged four on 1 September of the upcoming school year. Lessons are in Luxembourgish language. School hours are usually Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 11:45 and Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 14:00 to 16:00. Some communes provide meals at lunchtime.

Enrolment takes place at the education department (Service de l'Enseignement) of the commune of residence at least three months before the start of the school year. Children must be registered on the citizens' register of the Bureau de Population in order to enrol at a school.