Promotion économique de la République et Canton du Jura



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There are several options for parents seeking babysitters, whether full-time or for several hours a week, in public or private establishments. The charge for public creches is calculated on the basis of the parents' income, with a maximum and minimum contribution.


As from the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, all children are obliged to enter school when they have reached the age of four, the reference date being 31 July (in 2012). The duration of compulsory schooling is set at eleven years, split between a primary stage of eight years, including kindergarten, and a secondary stage of three years.

Leisure activities

In the canton of Jura, there are as many activities as in a city but they are carried out in an unspoiled region, far from the large urban centres with their constraints and dangers for children. In an appropriate environment, here is a look at some activities that will please both young and old: adventure park, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, go-karting, mini-golf, bowling, skating, circus, horseback riding, music, library, games library, etc.

In addition, the proximity of Basle widens the choice of activities.