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Are there govt sponsored playschools in Opfikon or Zurich?

Hi Friends,


I need a suggestion.
I am looking for some good playschools (for 2 year old kid) in Opfikon preferably, but otherwise ok to have it in Zurich city.


I have found a few and was going to enrol my kid when one of my colleagues advised me to check because apparently, there are some government sponsored free playschools too. Otherwise the playschools are pretty expensive, so a free option will of course be better financially.


Does anyone know if such things exist? Any information will be helpful.


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Re: Are there govt sponsored playschools in Opfikon or Zurich?

Are you a single parent who works? I think that's the only criteria for eligibility.
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Re: Are there govt sponsored playschools in Opfikon or Zurich?

Not free but the City of Zurich subsidies Hort/Kita (also certain private ones).

How much depends on taxable income and wealth.
https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ssd/de/...te/kosten.html

You can look for open places here:
https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/sd/de/i...plattform.html
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Re: Are there govt sponsored playschools in Opfikon or Zurich?

I am not a single parent. My wife is here too, but she is not working. I was actually not looking for a daycare center but a playschool where kids play with other kids for 2-3 hours or so.
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Re: Are there govt sponsored playschools in Opfikon or Zurich?

For a two year old you may be looking for something more along these lines.
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Re: Are there govt sponsored playschools in Opfikon or Zurich?

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I was actually not looking for a daycare center but a playschool where kids play with other kids for 2-3 hours or so.
I thought that's what IKEAs are for...?
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Re: Are there govt sponsored playschools in Opfikon or Zurich?

Well government-sponsored stuff is really for those who indeed can't afford it.

You need to google for Spielgruppen. Not sure how regularly you intend to send your kid to one. Here's something: http://www.opfikon.ch/dl.php/de/588a...e_Mittwoch.pdf http://www.opfikon.ch/dl.php/de/588a...ag_Freitag.pdf Costs all of 5 bucks per morning.

Once older than 30 months:
http://www.opfikon.ch/dl.php/de/53a8...n_die_Welt.pdf

Here if you want your child to also learn German:
http://www.opfikon.ch/dl.php/de/5847...derung_neu.pdf 5 bucks an hour.
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Re: Are there govt sponsored playschools in Opfikon or Zurich?

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I am not a single parent. My wife is here too, but she is not working. I was actually not looking for a daycare center but a playschool where kids play with other kids for 2-3 hours or so.
No need to be a single parent. As said in the City of Zurich subsidising only depends on income and wealth. And that the Hort/Kita (Creche in French speaking part, nursery/day care) offers a subsided place.
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Re: Are there govt sponsored playschools in Opfikon or Zurich?

Thank you so much. This is what I was looking for.
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Well government-sponsored stuff is really for those who indeed can't afford it.

You need to google for Spielgruppen. Not sure how regularly you intend to send your kid to one. Here's something: http://www.opfikon.ch/dl.php/de/588a...e_Mittwoch.pdf http://www.opfikon.ch/dl.php/de/588a...ag_Freitag.pdf Costs all of 5 bucks per morning.

Once older than 30 months:
http://www.opfikon.ch/dl.php/de/53a8...n_die_Welt.pdf

Here if you want your child to also learn German:
http://www.opfikon.ch/dl.php/de/5847...derung_neu.pdf 5 bucks an hour.

This is what I was looking for...thank you
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