10 things to do this week

10.09 - 17.09 2019
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Win Delano Live passes

19.09.2019

The next Delano Live event looks at what it takes to run a wine shop. We have passes to give away to this invite-only soirée. 

Childcare & family

Expat Guide
 

Get ready for multicultural and multilingual Luxembourg; here’s practical advice for parents of kids of all ages.

Cartoon: @juliadebres

Learning the ropes

News 12.07.2018

Young families tend to flourish in Luxembourg, thanks to generous financial support for parents, a range of school options and a great selection of children’s playgrounds and activities.

All you need to know about parental leave

Insights Expat Corner 16.04.2019
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The birth of a child is one of the most important moment in a life and maximising the work-life balance is essential when you are starting a family. In Luxembourg, parental leave allows you to take a break from your professional career or to reduce your working time by guaranteeing you a replacement income during your absence from work as well as the possibility to return to your position at the end of the leave period. Let us explain how it works in 4 questions and answers.

Support for mothers to be

News 12.07.2018

Swiss-British-born Zoe Perrenoud may be far from home and family but she is looking forward to the birth of her first child, thanks in large part to hypnobirthing classes.

All you need to know about parental leave

Insights Expat Corner 16.04.2019
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The birth of a child is one of the most important moment in a life and maximising the work-life balance is essential when you are starting a family. In Luxembourg, parental leave allows you to take a break from your professional career or to reduce your working time by guaranteeing you a replacement income during your absence from work as well as the possibility to return to your position at the end of the leave period. Let us explain how it works in 4 questions and answers.

All you need to know about civil partnership

Insights Expat Corner 19.02.2019
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Saint Valentine’s Day is just past and you and your beloved are perhaps thinking about marriage. But did you know that another form of union exists in Luxembourg since 1994? The civil partnership (PACS) is a legal and less restrictive alternative to marriage and is available for both heterosexual and same-sex couple. But how to proceed and what are the advantages and implications?

What to do with children during the summer break?

Insights Expat Corner 17.07.2018
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Every year, it is the same story. The summer vacation has just begun and you don’t know how to occupy your children. What is the best for your kids and isn’t it too late to plan activities for them? Don’t panic and follow the guide!  In the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a lot of workshops and camps will appeal to the more artistic or to the more sports enthusiasts and will allow you to keep your little ones busy outside family vacation or by Grandpa and Granny.

How to get married in Luxembourg?

Insights Expat Corner 22.05.2018
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Many people move to Luxembourg for work, and stay for love. If you are planning to get married in the Grand Duchy, be aware that you have to follow some rules and fill and file paperwork. And try to be patient: marriage can’t be done in a finger snap in this country.

Being in love in Luxembourg

Insights Expat Corner 24.04.2018
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Finding love is not always easy, but is it more difficult in a multilingual and multicultural country such as Luxembourg? It is true that starting love with someone from another culture can be complicated but, in the Grand-Duchy, there can be an extra layer of complexity you might not have experienced in your home country.

How to avoid the trailing spouse syndrome?

Insights Expat Corner 27.02.2018
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As already seen in our previous article, the formalities to bring your partner or spouses to Luxembourg can be simple or more complicated. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. After having completed all the formalities required, the hardest part for your other half is making Luxembourg his (her) new home.

Bringing your partner to Luxembourg

Insights Expat Corner 13.02.2018
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You are an expat and you are about to bring your partner here in Luxembourg but you don’t know the procedures. Is it easy? The answer is yes… and no. It all depends on your marital situation and your nationality. Let’s have a look at this …

Quality time

News 12.07.2018

Most of us look forward to Fridays but for recent dad Georges Clees, the reason is a bit more special.

In which school should you place your children?

Insights Expat Corner 19.10.2017
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If you are moving to Luxembourg, especially when the school year has already begun, enrolling your children into the Luxembourgish education system - from primary to secondary school - can be a daunting task. There are so many options that it is often difficult to choose the right model. Between public schools, private schools and international schools, which ones are the best suited for your children?

Listings

Au pairs

Greataupair.com

This platform allows people 
to find jobs and hire nannies, au pairs, personal assistants, tutors, senior caregivers, babysitters, housekeepers and petsitters, with a larger au pair community. The website also offers background and references checks, and online interviews.

Website: www.greataupair.com

Babysitting

Adoméa Services

Offers home-based services, including occasional and regular babysitting, and providing support at school, as well as during their extracurricular activities, such as dance, music and sports lessons. The company also offers homework help for children in primary and secondary school. 

Where: 6 rue Henri Schnadt
, L-2530 Luxembourg-Gasperich

Phone: 27 36 53 83

Email: contact@adomea-services.lu

Website: www.adomea-services.lu

Babysits.lu

This online babysitting community created a platform which brings parents and childcare providers together. Parents and child minders 
can search for babysitters or babysitting jobs, get in contact, and plan an appointment. If the Babysits platform is completely free for babysitters, nannies, and childminders, a small fee is asked for parents and agencies.

Website: www.en.babysits.lu

Crèches

Aisia Crèche

This international crèche is the only one in Luxembourg that offers reception services in Chinese, in addition to English, Luxembourgish, French, Portuguese and German. 
The educational focus of this establishment is based on multiculturalism. The crèche also has a shuttle service which can collect or return children.

Where: 57 Cité Millewee, Bertrange, L-8064 Luxembourg

Phone: 20 40 87 00

Email: info@aisiaceche.lu

Website: www.aisiacreche.lu

Aux Enfants Gâtés

The International English-French bilingual nursery welcomes children in a converted mansion in the Belair district. Children are divided into small groups according to the age and language chosen. Every day, Montessori activities are provided to children. 

Where: 45 rue Charlemagne, Luxembourg-Belair, L-1328

Phone: 27 44 97 33

Email: auxenfantsgates
@gmail.com

Website: www.auxenfantsgates.lu

Family planning

Family Planning

Planning Familial

The NGO provides sexual and reproductive health information and services for all. The website is in French.

Where: Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette & Ettelbruck

Phone: 48 59 76

Email: info@planning.lu

Website: www.planningfamilial.lu

Facebook: Planning Familial Luxembourg

Home schooling

Homeschooling in Luxembourg Facebook Group

Offers support to parents living in Luxembourg who currently home school their children or to parents who are planning to homeschool their children and may be seeking advice.

Facebook: Homeschooling in Luxembourg

Luxembourg Association for Freedom of Instruction (ALLI)

This association aims at raising awareness about the benefits of homeschooling and other alternative forms of education, while also facilitating connections between homeschooling families in Luxembourg to create a network of support.

Website: www.alliasbl.lu

Education ministry

Ministry of National Education, Childhood and Youth

Responsible for preparing and implementing government policy.

Where: 29 rue Aldringen, L-1118 Luxembourg

Phone: 24 78 51 51

Website: www.menej.gouvernement.lu

English schools

Athénée de Luxembourg

The Athénée de Luxembourg is perhaps Luxembourg’s most prestigious academic high school. It offers classes leading to the International Baccalaureate. This programme enables students with an excellent command of English to follow secondary studies focusing on languages, arts and sciences. The international section has six different groups of subjects, including literature, societies, arts and mathematics.

Where: 24 boulevard 
Pierre Dupong, Luxembourg-Merl, L-1430 

Phone: 44 02 49 1 

Email: secretariat@al.lu

Website: www.al.lu

Differdange & Esch-sur-Alzette International School

The Luxembourg public school offers primary and secondary education classes. It operates according to the European Schools system and offers 
a teaching based on the programs of the European Schools. Students have several choices in terms of languages. From the first year of primary education, the pupil chooses 
a language section. The school offers three language sections: French, English and German. 

Where: 50 rue Emile Mark
, Differdange, L-4630, 
and 91 rue Victor Hugo
, Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4141

Phone: 58 77 11 977

Email: info@eide.lu

Website: portal.education.lu/eid

Parent support groups

La Leche League

La Leche League is an international breastfeeding counselling organisation, recognised by both the World Health Organisation and Unicef. The foundation organises group meetings where they inform, suggest and support.

Where: 37 rue de l’Égalité
, L-1456 Luxembourg

Phone: 26 71 42 94

Email: margherita.niessing
@lalecheleague.lu

Website: www.lalecheleague.lu

Luxembourgish Schools Support Group

The non-profit organisation aims to provide information in English on the Luxembourg state school system, as well as practical help for parents of any nationality with children in the state-run schools. The organisation hosts annual information evenings on primary and secondary schools, where local experts are invited to speak. Volunteer parents also produce information packs available on the website.

Phone: 26 30 54 57

Email: info@lssg.lu

Website: www.lssg.lu

Schools information

Cellule d’Accueil Scolaire pour Élèves Nouveaux Arrivants (Casna)

Casna provides information about the Luxembourg education system and the assistance available to foreign children (by appointment only). The information centre is aimed at young people between 12 to 17 who have just arrived in Luxembourg and who wish to continue their post-primary education. There are several available communication languages: Luxembourgish, French, German, English and Portuguese (other languages on request).

Where: 58 boulevard Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, L-1330 Luxembourg

Phone: 24 78 52 77

Email: casna@men.lu

Website: www.men.public.lu

Official online resource: Information about the state school system in English

Universities

BBI Wiltz

At BBI, students can undertake a bachelor’s or master’s degree in international hospitality and tourism management. The three-year bachelor’s programme and two-year master’s are both taught in English.

Where: 35 château de Wiltz
, L-9516 Wiltz

Phone: 27 91 12 92

Website: www.bbi-edu.eu

Lunex University

Lunex University focuses on research and teaching in fitness, sports, therapy and preventive disciplines as well as sports management. Degree programmes were developed in accordance with criteria outlined in the Bologna Process. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physiotherapy, bachelor’s in exercise and sports sciences, bachelor’s in international sport management, and a foundation semester for those who are not yet able to meet the university’s admission criteria.

Where: 50 avenue 
du Parc des Sports,  Differdange, L-4671

Phone: 28 84 94 40

Email: info@lunex-university.net

Website: www.lunex-university.net