Presentation and objective

The Creche is inserted the educational role of the Macau Holy House of Mercy Mission. Inaugurated on 2 of March 2002, this facility graciously granted by the Macau SAR Government and now managed by the Fraternity, is currently available for 258 children aged between 6 months (15 vacancies) and three years old (243 vacancies). The Creche is a non-profit social facility that is destined to receive children during the day as a support to the families during their working period or in the cases of parent's impediment.

The Creche has the capacity to respond to the needs of development of each individual, equipping the younger ones with the competence that will enable their affirmation, instilling values and promoting self esteem, being a useful space for the community, encouraging the participating and critical awareness in the learners.

Faithful to the multicultural spirit of Macau, the Creche affirms and embraces such spirit, being used by children derived from Macau, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, India, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Brazil, United States of America, Canada, among others. To satisfy all needs and challenges, the Creche counts with the effort and professionalism of 50 workers from different origins.

The creation of the Creche was also a tribute to one of the original initiatives of the Macau Holy House of Mercy, with the domain of youth support, more specifically with the inauguration, in 1637, of a girls' orphanage, the first in Macau.

The Creche is open from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 and 18:30, and on Saturday between 8:30 to 13:30.

The Principal Isabel Marreiros directs the Creche.


The Creche has as a mission to render useful services to the community, having the following objectives:

1. Provide quality pre-school education in Portuguese and Chinese vehicular languages;

2. Provide a suitable learning program for the student's age;

3. The construction of knowledge and techniques in different domains and in several contexts.

4. The harmonious development of the student's personality; and

5. The training of responsible, autonomous and public-committed youth.

The execution of this mission depends on:

1. Diversification of the teaching methods adapted to the individuality of each child;

2. The encouragement of the participation of the parents in the Creche's life and in the students' record.

Location and contacts

The Creche has a privileged location at the area of NAPE, at Avenida do Governador Jaime Silvério Marques, Edifício Fu Tat Fa Un, n.o 357.

Telephone: 28 751 986

Fax: 28 751 795