Pomme d'Happy 

child care center

Pomme d'Happy child care center aims to offer Philip Morris employees and local community members high quality care for their children.

Corinne Ayer Jaton 


Signs of recognition, Stimulations, as well as emotional and physical Security are the three axes, the three "S" that guide us in the care of your children.

Hours that fit your schedule

Pomme d’Happy child care center welcomes children from 7:30am until 7pm from Monday to Friday (Half-day morning session from 7:30am to 1pm, afternoon session from 1pm to 7pm). Programs are offered on a full-time or part-time basis to meet your needs.

Stimulating environments

We provide a stimulating environment where children imagine, explore, have fun and learn about their world. Our custom-designed outdoor playgrounds for each age group promote health and active learning.

Safety is a priority

The childcare center is held to the highest safety, cleanliness and maintenance standards. It is accessible via single-entry security with badge access, random check by the security agents and equipment inspections are done frequently to make sure that your child is safe and secure with us.


If you or your partner are working for Philip Morris

Please fill out this form. Our team will contact you within 3 working days to inform you about attendance possibilities.

If you and your partner do not work for Philip Morris

A limited number of places is available for Lausanne residents. Please contact the Bureau d’Information aux Parents (BIP). If you do not live in Lausanne, your child can unfortunately not be accommodated at Pomme d'Happy. Please contact your municipality of residence to find out about the options available to you.


Each year, objectives are set in order to enrich the educational project both in terms of research in the childhood field and in connection with the evolution of society. In addition, infrastructures are regularly redefined in order to guarantee a high quality care.



Within the Foundation we have an educational project which explains our values and our pedagogical line for children.

We have now decided to deepen this document by working on educational projects for each age group.

By sector, all the teams will think about the specificities of each age, in relation with their stage of development and needs. The most important aspects will be selected so that we can provide them with the best possible support during this period.

For example, in the Toddlers sector, language development has a prominent place. Our role is to support children by providing a wide range of activities linked to French learning: stories, nursery rhymes, vocabulary enrichment, etc.

Link to our Educational Project.



This year, we are getting into a fourth certification on the theme of sustainable food.

Whether through our Green Fork label or our educational project, balanced nutrition is already at the heart of our concerns.

Together with the Eco-Schools committee and L’Isles aux Enfants team, we will rethink about the thematic of food, to decline our reflections in activities for children and provide more general actions on the theme (proximity and sustainability).



What place is given to fathers in the early childhood institutions?

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the role and place of the father evolve. Fathers are asking to be more and more involved in their child’s everyday life.

We will think about the place we offer to fathers/ men into Pomme d’Happy and L’Isles aux Enfants childcare centers and how to make this place more visible.



Each evening, educators communicate information to parents who come to pick up their child. This moment is precious because it maintains the connection between the childcare center and the family.

This year, we will work on the content of these daily communications in order to answer better to the families’ needs. Together with the parents, we will determinate which information is essential for them and which can be simplified or communicated on a different way.


All-weather outings

Our current sedentary and comfortable lifestyle often limits outdoor activities, which are weather-dependent. However, going outside is vital! In addition to accessing a space of freedom and discovering nature, it promotes the maintenance of health.

We decided to go deeply into this “Going out in all weathers” theme by questioning children’s need to go out as often as possible, any cultural differences within families and the thoughts of the educational team.

A working group aims to reflect on the advantages and constraints of the project in order to assess the material conditions that need to be implemented to carry out this project and communicate with families about this new approach.


The “Marte Meo” method

With the help of filmed sequences, the “Marte Meo” method invites to identify how to support children in their development, for example in terms of social skills.

In some groups, we have started making videos to share with the parents during meetings. We also conduct situation analyses to understand group dynamics. The whole of the educational team followed a 4-hour training to get familiar with the “Marte Meo” method. Several members of the team will undergo an in-depth training to make good use of the videos and share their knowledge with their colleagues.



One of the primary goals for the nursery in 2023 is the reduction

of free sugar.

We are committed to having the Chef work in close

collaboration with our dietician by continuously monitoring the

nutritional composition of the menu to propose a reduced offer

in free sugar.

•We have reduced the frequency of fruit juices at breakfast and replaced them with flavored waters.

•We have also limited flavored yogurts in favor of plain yogurts, to which fruit coulis can be added in smaller quantities.

•We favor the natural sweetness of fruits for our desserts and compotes.

•Many seasonal fruits are used in different forms, such as fruit salads, compotes, or served whole.


Naps outside for the children of Nursery

This practice, inspired by the Nordic countries, consists of letting a child sleep outside in all seasons. Among the benefits linked to this habit, the exposure to outdoor air, which is healthier than indoors, and a better-quality sleep are often mentioned.

Currently, it happens that children returning from a walk end their nap outside in the stroller.

A reflection work about this concept and its feasibility is led in the Nurseries sector.




Children from 3 to 24 months
4 groups of 10 children
Accommodation adapted to your child’s needs and rhythm
Tight collaboration with families
A diet that evolves based on your child’s development
Activities that allow discovery

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Children from 18 to 36 months
3 groups of 14 children
Activities and outings that promote motor skills, cognitive and sensory development
Games and group dynamics that encourage socialization and language learning
A support in the recognition of emotions

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Children from 3 to 4 years old
2 groups of 20 children
Activities focused on collaboration, sharing and exchange with peers
Stimulating outings
Learning cleanliness and hygiene practices
Support for autonomy

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Work with us

The two child care centers of the Myosotis Foundation are training sites for future socio-educational assistants (ASE – assistants socio-éducatifs) and early childhood educators (EDE – éducateurs de jeunes enfants).

Balancing the training years allows us to accommodate and train a maximum of 5 ASE apprentices per child care center. Several members of our educational team have followed a training to become a company-based trainer (FEE – Formateur en entreprise), which enables them to supervise and train each apprentice individually.

In addition, we are able to accommodate trainees from higher schools in childhood education from Lausanne and Neuchâtel and students from social work higher schools.


Pomme d'Happy 

Chemin du Stade 7

1007 Lausanne

+ 41 58 242 42 00


Opening hours

Lun 07:30 19:00
Mar 07:30 19:00
Mer 07:30 19:00
Jeu 07:30 19:00
Ven 07:30 19:00