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Getting School sorted before moving to Zug

Hi team members,

We are planning on relocating to Zug (from France) in August and have a 5 year old son and 2.5 year old daughter.

I applied to the DaySchool but was told: No valid rental agreement => You cannot apply for your kid

I am trying to figure out if there is a chance for my son to get accepted to the Zug dayschool if we get a rental agreement in June or July, and if not, then whether the city of Zug has the legal obligation to find him a place in school since he will be 5 before the end of February this year (and hence school becomes compulsory from September).

Your guidance and insights would be greatly appreciated.

Guillaume
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Re: Getting School sorted before moving to Zug

Once the kid is registered as a resident and the kid is obliged to go to school, the commune must and will find a place in a local public school.

https://www.zg.ch/behoerden/direktio...ool-system-zug

Edit: In Canton ZG the first year of Kindergarten is voluntarily. But if I am not mistaken, even tough voluntarily, you have a right to a place in a public Kindergarten also for the first year.
If you move before the start of the new school year he can already join and make friends.
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Re: Getting School sorted before moving to Zug

Thanks for that. My concern is that I applied to the Day School as they offer full day care of the kid. For normal primary school this is not the case so what do parents do when kids get off school at lunch time and don't have school 2 days out of 5? Is the Kanton obliged to provide care for these kids?
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Re: Getting School sorted before moving to Zug

The town is not obliged to provide out of hours care.

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Re: Getting School sorted before moving to Zug

Thanks Tom, so typically how do parents who both work do for their 5/6-year old kids to be taken care of until 6:30pm (the "one parent stops working" would not be applicable for us)?
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Thanks Tom, so typically how do parents who both work do for their 5/6-year old kids to be taken care of until 6:30pm (the "one parent stops working" would not be applicable for us)?

You work something out privately.


Just as a side note, kids are what goats have as offspring and you would usually look for a farm for them
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Thanks Tom, so typically how do parents who both work do for their 5/6-year old kids to be taken care of until 6:30pm (the "one parent stops working" would not be applicable for us)?
A "Hort" is one possibility. That's after-school daycare. Ours only goes until 6pm - every village is different though, you might get lucky. But they tend to fill up fast and may or may not have space by the time you arrive.

A "Tagesmutter" (childminder, in-home daycare) is another option. A nanny is another one. Again it depends on finding someone compatible with your family, with availability on the days you need.

Note that even on days your kid has school in both the morning and afternoon, they will still be expected to go home for lunch! So for those days, until the kid is responsible enough to fly solo (come home, fix lunch, eat, entertain themselves but also get back out the door at the right time) you need a "Mittagstisch". Depending where you live, sometimes this can be organized through the school (at extra cost of course) but more often it's separate and private. Again, book early as these places will fill up.
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