Childcare Choice Supplement: Assistance for Nannies & Micro-Creches

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What is it?

The Childcare Choice Supplement (CMG) is a childcare supplement that assists families with part of the costs associated with employing a registered nanny or using an accredited micro-creche.

Who needs it?

This supplement is ideal for working or student parents who have children under the age of six and live in France.


  1. Research local childcare options and determine your need for a registered nanny or micro-creche.
  2. Contact Pajemploi, a service offered by Urssaf to simplify the procedures for parents using home-based childminders.
    • You can visit their website here
  3. Register your nanny or micro-creche with Pajemploi.
  4. Fill in your family quotient via your personal online space at the following link
  5. File your request for Childcare Choice Supplement to the Family Allowance Fund (CAF).
  6. Wait for your CAF benefits statement (usually arrives within 2 weeks).
  7. Pay your childcare provider through Pajemploi. Your CAF benefits will be automatically deducted from your payment.

Required Documents

  • Proof of employment or student status
  • Identity documents of the parents (passport, ID card)
  • Proof of residence in France (rent receipts, utility bills)
  • Birth certificate of your child/children
  • Contract of employment for your childcare provider, signed by you and your childcare provider

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Be aware that your supplement amount will depend on your income, number of children, age of children, and the number of hours of childcare required.
  • You can estimate your supplement amount with the online simulator at the CAF website
  • The CMG also entitles you to a flat rate coverage of your employer’s social security contributions.
  • You have to pay your childcare provider through Pajemploi to receive CMG by the CAF. They will take care of the administrative procedures with your nanny or micro-creche.


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