Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Family matters/health  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 26.04.2016, 09:27
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 22
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Oliver_ZH has no particular reputation at present
Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

Dear all

Friends of us are moving to Switzerland this summer and are looking for an english speaking kindergarten in Zurich. Since they are both working they will need full daycare as well.

Any leads or experiences? I found www.dayschool.ch which looks nice - who has their kids there?

Help is much appreciated, thanks!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 26.04.2016, 09:40
Mullhollander's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Aargau
Posts: 2,578
Groaned at 10 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 3,604 Times in 1,585 Posts
Mullhollander has a reputation beyond reputeMullhollander has a reputation beyond reputeMullhollander has a reputation beyond reputeMullhollander has a reputation beyond reputeMullhollander has a reputation beyond reputeMullhollander has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

This is a list of international and bilingual schools in Canton Zurich, published by Canton Zurich:

http://www.awa.zh.ch/internet/volksw...n_d_201603.pdf
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26.04.2016, 11:32
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 656
Groaned at 41 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 836 Times in 373 Posts
marischi has a reputation beyond reputemarischi has a reputation beyond reputemarischi has a reputation beyond reputemarischi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

www.globegarden.ch - is bilingual and they do have daycare/Kindergarten.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 26.04.2016, 11:36
swisspea's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: From one side of lake Zurich to the other...
Posts: 6,220
Groaned at 40 Times in 30 Posts
Thanked 6,225 Times in 2,874 Posts
swisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

As mentioned, there are plenty of bilingual childcare centres in Zurich. It is best to get one either close to home, or close to work, and it really will just depend on availability at the time that they need.

In my experience, from an enrolment point of view, lots of parents enquire when relocating then the relocation falls through, they decide to live somewhere else, or they find another option to suit them, or change their plans after arriving (paying for two or more children in childcare may cost more than it's worth for the second parent)... so you may find childcares will say 'Oh, just let us know when you arrive and then you can come and see the centre and then we will discuss contracts'...
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank swisspea for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 26.04.2016, 12:25
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 22
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Oliver_ZH has no particular reputation at present
Re: Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

Awesome, thanks to you all for answering that quickly!

@marischi: I already found globegarden but I don't like the size of that business - they have like 30 centers all over Switzerland!

Anyway - thanks again, will keep looking.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 26.04.2016, 12:28
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 197
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 130 Times in 76 Posts
jain has earned some respectjain has earned some respect
Re: Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

Our child went here and was happy.
http://www.wingsschool.ch/en/. They have a waiting list as do most day cares here sonmaybe worth your while to send them an email to check thr current availability.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 26.04.2016, 15:31
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Zürich
Posts: 875
Groaned at 9 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 1,497 Times in 518 Posts
Trollemor has a reputation beyond reputeTrollemor has a reputation beyond reputeTrollemor has a reputation beyond reputeTrollemor has a reputation beyond reputeTrollemor has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

If you like Montessori pedagogy, I can recommend d'Insle and Sprungbrett, they both offer full-time care, Kinderkrippe, Kindergarten and primary school. They are only closed 5 weeks per year.

Bilingual, but Swiss-owned and well-integrated in the community.

PM me in you have questions, my son goes to Sprungbrett.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 26.04.2016, 16:20
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 656
Groaned at 41 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 836 Times in 373 Posts
marischi has a reputation beyond reputemarischi has a reputation beyond reputemarischi has a reputation beyond reputemarischi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

Are your friends aware of the possibility to send their child to a public Kindergarten with Hort? Kindergarten belongs to school here and is free, though it is not bilingual.

But they would need a Hortplatz for full daycare, which is possible, but you have to pay for that. If they move to the catching -area of Schule Leutschenbach, they would have both, because that school starts a dayschool - a pilot-project - beginning in Summer, no costs added for daycare. If they plan to stay here for a while, that might be a possibility. It is not bilingual though.I used to teach Kindergarten there last year and liked the school, the very international pupils and my fellow teachers very much. But it is not Züriberg :-)

I've visited Globegarden in Seefeld once, it seemed well organized, clean and kid-friendly. But I'm not a customer, so I can't tell more. Chains are not necessarily bad, I've seen small, private places with lazy carers and sloppy care.

Wish them luck to find something adequate.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 26.04.2016, 16:31
DUTCH's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wollerau
Posts: 417
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 690 Times in 255 Posts
DUTCH has a reputation beyond reputeDUTCH has a reputation beyond reputeDUTCH has a reputation beyond reputeDUTCH has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

Why is this post "URGENT"?

Was wondering if just out of habit or really more time sensitive than other EF posts.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01.05.2016, 21:54
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Küsnacht
Posts: 11
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Magenta has no particular reputation at present
Re: Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

www.globegarden.ch has a location in Zurich seeded that looks really nice, you better compare prices though, cause they started out quite expensive a few years ago.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01.05.2016, 22:59
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mstick02 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

My son went to Child First. He loved it and I found it very flexible as a working mum. Would recommend, this is "verein" which means ' not for profit'. so the interest of the kids and the reinvest of funds goes back to the Daycare. talk with Monica.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 22.06.2017, 10:34
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Cham
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gnamham has no particular reputation at present
Re: Urgent: Bilingual kindergarten and/or daycare in Zurich

dear all


my company is moving from Zug to Rotkreuz, and I'm then looking for a new kindergarten for my little
by the time we move, she will be almost 2,5 years old
I'm looking for a kindergarten in the area of Risch/Rotkreuz, I found zimballo which looks very nice but my preference would be bilingual german/English
does anyone know a good one?


thanks much
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
daycare, dayschool, kindergartens




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
offer: opening in private bilingual kindergarten (Oerlikon) Ekaterina Education 8 02.09.2015 09:58
Bilingual Daycare in Kusnacht grungina Education 8 10.11.2014 19:10
Looking for kindergarten & daycare options in Dietikon Raclette Family matters/health 1 21.08.2008 14:22
English speaking/ bilingual daycare in Zurich area pradbis Family matters/health 2 21.10.2007 00:55


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0