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List of kindergartens in St. Gallen

Hello everyone!
Our family with 2-year kid is going to move to St.Gallen soon and we tried to find the official list of kindergartens in the area. Unfortunately nothing specific was found. Maybe someone has the link or list with all the kindergartens in St. Gallen ?
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Re: List of kindergartens in St. Gallen

Kindergarten is part of the school system and does not start until age 4, are you looking for childcare centres?

You can find a list here:
https://www.stadt.sg.ch/home/schule-...erkrippen.html

The official list of Kindergardens is here, but your child will get assigned to one, you won't be able to choose:
https://www.stadt.sg.ch/home/schule-...%202017-18.pdf
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Re: List of kindergartens in St. Gallen

Thanks a lot! That is exactly what we need.
I believe the Kindergarten will be assigned based on a living place? If so - this list would help us with finding the most appropriate flat ( not far from any Kindergarten )
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not far from any Kindergarten )
All Kindergartens have a rayon. Kids will walk to Kindergarten alone or with their friends - at least in the second year. So Kindergartens are always in walking distance.

If you live out in the boondocks, the school will organize a taxi service. I once had two boys living at the border to Kt.Appenzell and they came to Schulhaus Halden with a taxi. I have to say that Taxi is quite stressful for the kids, much better if they can walk independently.
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Re: List of kindergartens in St. Gallen

Know nothing about Kindergarten, but skimming over the title I was amused to see that in a German speaking region you used Kindergartens as a "Englishised" version of the plural for German word "Kindergarten" which would be "Kindergärten"
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Know nothing about Kindergarten, but skimming over the title I was amused to see that in a German speaking region you used Kindergartens as a "Englishised" version of the plural for German word "Kindergarten" which would be "Kindergärten"
Kindergarten has long been adopted into the English language so kindergartens is perfectly correct, albeit more common in the US. (UK, nursery or pre- school) I've heard Swiss people incorrectly say "Children garden".
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Thanks a lot! That is exactly what we need.
I believe the Kindergarten will be assigned based on a living place? If so - this list would help us with finding the most appropriate flat ( not far from any Kindergarten )
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All Kindergartens have a rayon. Kids will walk to Kindergarten alone or with their friends - at least in the second year. So Kindergartens are always in walking distance.
You will not always be assigned to the closest Kindergarten. It depends on how many kids there are so that no Kindergarten is overcrowded nor that a Kindergarten has virtually no kids.

Note that the Kindergarten years are those years were the Kids make there first steps into independence and for the parents to let them go a bit.
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kids will walk to kindergarten alone or with their friends - at least in the second year week. So kindergartens are always in walking distance.
ftfy... and Swiss walking distance is a (perfectly reasonable) 15 minutes walk.

For kids further away the school, or the parents, may specifically arrange a meeting place and walking together.

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you will not always be assigned to the closest kindergarten. It depends on how many kids there are so that no kindergarten is overcrowded nor that a kindergarten has virtually no kids.
The catchment areas will probably be biased towards a safe journey rather than the shortest distance, so busy roads tend to be catchment area boundaries even if relatively closer to the school.
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ftfy... and Swiss walking distance is a (perfectly reasonable) 15 minutes walk..
Haha, I'd wish!

Come to Zurich... In certain Kindergärten, you have to reason heavily with parents to let their kids walk by themselves. Sometimes they just pretend, hide behind bushes and let their kid walk the five last steps bei him/herself.

Hilarious. I find it quite funny and pretend I don't see it.

Sometimes the kids tell their moms to go home because they don't want mommy close by: "I'm not a baby, I'm BIG!" Best solution anyway.
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