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Old 27.01.2011, 16:09
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Nursery in Zug: positive personal experiences

Hi everyone, I have a 2.5 year old daughter and need to find a good nursery for her. I am not happy with the one that she is attending at the moment.

What nursery do your children go to? I think at the moment I don't care if it is a bilingual one or just German-speaking. I want warm caring teachers, lots of activities, good food and smiley children. Not too much I hope.

I am in Zug, but can take her for up to 15 min by bus somewhere.

I would appreciate any tips or feedback.
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Old 27.01.2011, 17:04
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There is a good Montessori in Baar (http://www.montessorizug.ch/en) that I would recommend. All teachers speak English and German. Good mix of Swiss and international kids. Brand new building and equipment. Minimum attendence of 2 full (or 4 half) days per week.

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We really loved the Work&Life krippe in Chollerstrasse when we were in Zug - really lovely atmosphere and friendly professionals:

http://www.worklife-zug.ch/

Mind you, that was a few years ago, and places change. Hope you find somewhere you like!

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Re: Nursery in Zug: positive personal experiences

I had the same problem. My little one is 2.5 and I looked at eveything between here and ZH. I chose keltickiddies in the end. Take a look and you see why. The ladies there are so helpful, caring, and not full of ****.
www.keltickiddies.ch
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Oops!! I see you're in Nyon..... Maybe tooooo far
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We really loved the Work&Life krippe in Chollerstrasse when we were in Zug - really lovely atmosphere and friendly professionals:

http://www.worklife-zug.ch/

Mind you, that was a few years ago, and places change. Hope you find somewhere you like!

Rowan
I also checked this one for my little one (7 months so a different league) but unless your company is a member you are required to pay a membership fee of CHF 2,000 which I think it's a bit steep considering that the other costs match other private Kinderkrippen.
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I also checked this one for my little one (7 months so a different league) but unless your company is a member you are required to pay a membership fee of CHF 2,000 which I think it's a bit steep considering that the other costs match other private Kinderkrippen.
I have visited/tried a few in the area and they are really good. Their costs are competitive considering they have the least holidays (1 week over xmas, 1 week in summer). We've been using them for many years and kid's can stay in their Kid's World until they start school, so just one drop off and a full-day's day care for both kids.
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Re: Nursery in Zug: positive personal experiences

Thanks, everyone. I will need a full day care, and it seems that a lot of people are positive about Work-Life. Luckily my company is a member, so i won't need to pay the membership fee. Will go and check it out and hope they have places.
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Since the last post is several years old here is our more recent experience (2019). We were initially happy with Work and Life, but since management changed over 2 years ago, things have gone downhill.

Staff seemed to become increasingly demotivated and there are reports on Glassdoor (now deleted) where employees complain of deteriorating working conditions and below-average pay. It got to the point where we noticed that our daughter's soiled diapers hadn't been changed for hours and she clearly wasn't given sufficient food and water during the day. Unfortunately, our complaints fell on deaf ears with management who promised to improve the situation but nothing happened.

Things escalated when our daughter was injured in the nursery three times in the same week (!), pointing to clear negligence on their part, we decided to take her out of Work and Life with immediate effect. Work and Life management ended up keeping 3 months worth of fees, but we are happy we are made this move. We have now switched to Children's World and are very happy with this choice.

Hope this helps anyone who is considering Work and Life.
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Since the last post is several years old here is our more recent experience (2019). We were initially happy with Work and Life, but since management changed over 2 years ago, things have gone downhill.

Staff seemed to become increasingly demotivated and there are reports on Glassdoor (now deleted) where employees complain of deteriorating working conditions and below-average pay. It got to the point where we noticed that our daughter's soiled diapers hadn't been changed for hours and she clearly wasn't given sufficient food and water during the day. Unfortunately, our complaints fell on deaf ears with management who promised to improve the situation but nothing happened.

Things escalated when our daughter was injured in the nursery three times in the same week (!), pointing to clear negligence on their part, we decided to take her out of Work and Life with immediate effect. Work and Life management ended up keeping 3 months worth of fees, but we are happy we are made this move. We have now switched to Children's World and are very happy with this choice.

Hope this helps anyone who is considering Work and Life.



And who exactly do you work for.....?
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Re: Nursery in Zug: positive personal experiences

I work for a pharmaceutical company in Zug. From my recent experience, it should be clear that I was rather unhappy with my daughter's former nursery and thus want to share this information with others in this forum.

Everyone should visit multiple nurseries and make up their own mind about what looks good and what doesn't - my experience is what it is.
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And who exactly do you work for.....?

Why does that matter?
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Why does that matter?





A newbie, slagging off one nursery and heavily promoting another.....in her first post, with no introduction.


It's not a new concept
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