Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for children Health Check-up, Food, nutrition

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.


With rising employment opportunities for women and the growing need to supplement household income, more and more women are entering the job market. With the breaking up of joint family system and the increasing number of nuclear families, working women need help in terms of quality, substitute care for their young children while they are at work. Creche and Day Care Services are not only required by working mothers but also women belonging to poor families, who require support and relief for childcare as they struggle to cope with the burden of activities, within and outside the home.

Therefore women need a safe place for their children in their absence. It has become necessary to provide support to the young children in terms of quality, substitute care and other services while the mothers are at work.

A creche is a facility which supports/ make able to parents to leave their children while they are at work and where children are provided the stimulating environment for their holistic development. Creches are developed in such a way that they 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.


The objectives of this scheme are as follows:

  • To provide day-care facilities for children (6 months to 6 years) of working mothers in the community.
  • To improve nutrition and health status of children.
  • To promote physical, cognitive, social and emotional development (Holistic Development) of children.
  • To educate and empower parents /caregivers for better childcare.


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.


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The scheme will provide the following services:

  1. Daycare Facilities including Sleeping Facilities.
  2. Early Stimulation for children below 3 years and Pre-school Education for 3 to 6 years old children.
  3. Supplementary Nutrition(to be locally sourced)
  4. Growth Monitoring.
  5. Health Check-up and Immunization.
  6. Other services provided under this scheme are as Drinking water and Sanitary Facilities, Food and Cooking Facilities, Growth Monitoring, Health Check-up, Medicine & First Aid Kit, Equipment, and Play Material

How To Apply

Contact to any of the followings:

  1. Contact to Anganwadi Centres under ICDS Scheme.
  2. Contact to NGOs implementing under this scheme.
  3. At Block level like Tehsildar/Block Development Officer, local Child Development Project Officer, a representative from the local Health Department and a Social Welfare Officer of the area.

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Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.

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