Childcare options

Every parent knows combining study or work with family life is not an easy task.
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Finding the best possible child care option is of course an important part of parenthood. Ghent University organises its own high-quality childcare for children from students and staff.

Ghent University initiatives: children aged from 0 to 3

The children can stay there up to and including the quarter in which they become 3 years old. This period can be extended by the duration of the school holidays following this quarter.



For more information about the application and allocation procedure for these UGhent reception initiatives, you can contact:

Ghent University Central Child Care Desk

09/331 24 74

The registration for all these reception initiatives are made via central registration desk, by submitting the application form (see 'Application compulsary')


Licensed and subsidized day care centres (‘kinderdagverblijf’)

  • Day care center Corneel Heymans

     Campus Kantienberg, Stalhof 8, 9000 Ghent

     Tel 09 264 71 80

     Capacity: 84 children

  • Day care center De Sterre

     Campus De Sterre, Krijgslaan 281 S37, 9000 Ghent

     Tel 09 264 85 58

     Capacity: 42 children

  • Day care center De Stadskabouter

      Campus UZ, Corneel Heymanslaan 10 entrance 78, 9000 Ghent

      tel 09 332 00 60 and 09 332 00 61

      Capacity: 32 children

  • Day care center De Boskabouter

      Campus Gontrode, Potaardestraat 20, 9090 Melle-Gontrode

      tel 09 264 90 89

      Capacity: 21 children

  • Day care center Het Koetshuis

      Campus UFO, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136A, 9000

      Tel 09 264 78 84

      Capacity: 14 children

  • Day care center De Parkkabouter

     Campus Technologiepark, Grote steenweg Noord 40, 9052 Zwijnaarde 

     Tel 09/264 54 47 and 09/264 54 48

     Capacity: 28 children

The children in the day care centres are integrated into small groups of about 14 children, under the supervision of 2 child care professionals.

Baby minders (‘onthaalouders’)

Baby minders are individual childcare professionals who are part of the recognized and subsidised Partena child care family network. They are situated in the centre of Ghent and its surrounding towns.

Together, these baby minders can accommodate the children in small groups.