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Kita/Kindergarten Recommendation in Bern area

Hi there
I'm looking for a Kita for my 18 month old daughter. I've seen the threads on the translation which helps, but I would really like to find a nice Kita that has some outdoor space that comes recommended, as the standards seem to really vary.

I'm on a waiting list for a farm daycare near Bolligen, but it's going to be at least another 6 months before we get a place... if we're lucky!

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Old 14.04.2010, 23:14
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Re: Kita/Kindergarten Recommendation in Bern area

"I don't think they take children until they are dry".... This is the one to aim for in Berne. Their website says it all!

http://www.englishspeakingplaygroup.ch/


From the Kjelsen family, after moving from Switzerland to Ireland: «Our children are perfectly well integrated in the local school and community and simply continued where they left off in Switzerland, albeit all in English. They even have the best grades in English in their school. So please pass on a big thank you from us to the excellent teachers at the ESP.»
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Old 14.04.2010, 23:31
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Re: Kita/Kindergarten Recommendation in Bern area

Thanks for this. I know a lot of people who recommend this one for when they're a bit older, but I was under the impression that younger children (toddlers) could go to Kita's or private daycare? I am interested in just one or two days a week prior to baby number 2?
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Re: Kita/Kindergarten Recommendation in Bern area

the Englishspeakinggroup is not so much a Kita. My 6 year old go there on Monday afternoons to work on her reading and writing skills. it's more like a class for native speakers or a class as a foreign language for non native who wants to learn English.

My 19 months old baby go to a great Kita in Gumligen ( muri bei Bern)

http://www.muri-guemligen.ch/328.0.html

there is a lovely garden where ZOe loves to play and they have the forest nearby where they sometimes go for a walk.

When I first arrived last summer, I was told there would be one year waiting list but after 3 months we go a place. it had to be 2 full day first. It is the minimum. Zoe goes Thursday , Fridays and half a day on Mondays. Now it seems that they will have to accept every kid, which will pause some problems but at least you should not have problem get a place wherever you will apply to. Although I believe the kita you send your kid must be where you live? not sure about that one.
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