Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for the Children Of Working Mothers

A crèche is a facility which enables parents to leave their children while they are at work and where children are provided stimulating environment for their holistic development. Crèches are designed to provide group care to children, usually up to 6 years of age, who need care, guidance and supervision away from their home during the day.


(i) To provide day-care facilities for children (6 months to 6 years) of working mothers in the community.

(ii) To improve nutrition and health status of children.

(iii) To promote physical, cognitive, social and emotional development (Holistic Development) of children.

(iv) To educate and empower parents /caregivers for better childcare.


The scheme will provide an integrated package of the following services:

(i) Daycare Facilities including Sleeping Facilities.

(ii) Early Stimulation for children below 3 years and Pre-school Education for 3 to 6 years old children.

(iii) Supplementary Nutrition(to be locally sourced)

(iv) Growth Monitoring.

(v) Health Check-up and Immunization.


The scheme focuses on children of 6 months to 6 years, of working women in rural and urban areas who are employed for a minimum period of 15 days in a month, or six months in a year.

Target Group

Mother & Child


Guidelines Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme For the Children of Working Mothers