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Re: Jet English School Meilen / Preschool Mouse Club

We have just got the new school day plan for our boys (8 & 6yo) what a nightmare of part days with both of them getting different afternoons off. We have been thinking about English classes for our boys as an alternative to day care. Bothof them are fluent speakers but no reading or writing skills in English. I went to Jet today to enquire, cost is similar to afternoon care at day care (in Uetikon) but 90min/2hrs instead of 4hrs at day care. We need a couple of afternoon fillers on Wednesday or Friday. They need a few more kids to make a class (4 to 7 students per class, cost between Chf31 to 40 depending on length of lesson)

Is anybody interested in making up a group Wed or Fri afternoon for native speakers of English?
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Re: Jet English School Meilen / Preschool Mouse Club

This is for future people looking at various schools in the Zurich proper area, if that's anything that makes sense. Specifically if you you are considering Children's First "Montessori like" school. Our child attended this school in the 2018/2019 school year. My recommendation is to consider others, and if you want a Montessori program, get a school that is Montessori approved, not something that is "Montessori like", if you can imagine the difference. As of this writing, I believe CF is 15 years old, and is run by Monika, who controls everything, which can be consequential while everybody is "waiting on the boss". It's an organizational issue, that is more of a nit than anything else. So the real beef comes in when you look at the way the money is spent, and the fact that "good teachers" have left in the last two years, Gwen is one, Emma is another, and these are replaced by "lesser qualified" individuals. That said, "caveat emptor" is the best phrase I can use. For example, our second daughter attended Rietberg Montessori in Enge (approx 115 years old), and there is a world of difference in how the schools are run, and what you get for your money. One key question I asked Gwen at CF was "how many hours per week is my child under Montessori like instruction", which I define as under the techniques that Montessori prescribes for development of the self and brain. As of last year, RM is almost double the hours, yet the prices are roughly the same. You can conclude you should "do your homework" and you will come to the best situation for your child, depending on what you deem "your needs to be". Means: some are looking for a "close school", and if that's your priority, so be it.
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