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Nursery schools and their rules

To my detriment, I found out that Zürich nursery schools are quite unflexible and run as a business as opposed to be run for the sake of the kids... Not only I had to give three month notice, but also because I want to leave the krippe during the course of the year and not at the end of July, I also have to find a replacement child !!! Add the fact that one has to pay in full for the holidays and the "acclimatation period".
On the other hand, once you move out of Zürich, things are very different and much more about the kids themselves.

Any similar experiences ?
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To my detriment, I found out that Zürich nursery schools are quite unflexible and run as a business as opposed to be run for the sake of the kids... Not only I had to give three month notice, but also because I want to leave the krippe during the course of the year and not at the end of July, I also have to find a replacement child !!! Add the fact that one has to pay in full for the holidays and the "acclimatation period".
On the other hand, once you move out of Zürich, things are very different and much more about the kids themselves.

Any similar experiences ?

Not clear what the issues are...

You presumably got a contract which you signed with all the clauses that you mentioned and were fine with it or you would not have enrolled your child?

Paying for holidays whilst totally annoying is also quite normal... do you not get paid holidays from your company? Well so do the people from your krippe?

What is it like out of Zurich? The things you mentioned I have seen in our and most krippes which my friends have kids in.

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Paying for holidays is totally normal and reasonable IMO, as is three months notice. Paying for induction is variable (I didn't, but was prepared to).

Not so sure about finding a replacement child though, pretty sure my contract does not stipulate that and it doesn't seem reasonable when a nursery school does not have a normal intake time, one would assume there are new babies joining throughout the year as they are born and their mothers go back to work...?

Still, if the nursery is in demand it can probably stipulate any criteria it likes (although if in demand would surely have waitlist?) and up to parents to decide whether they can live with them.
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