OUR DAY CARE CENTRE

Our day care centre in Au is housed at a safe and central location in premises with a child-friendly infrastructure, a garden and several parking lots.

We are open all year, except on national and cantonal holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 06:45 – 18:30.

Early care from 6:45 is included; the price for late care between 18:30 and 19:00 is a flat rate of CHF 20, when booked at least a calendar month in advance. A late pick-up up fee of CHF 30 will be billed at the start of each half hour after 18:30.

Children are admitted from the age of 4 months to school entry. The recommended stay per week is 2 whole or 3 half days. The children are cared for in 3 groups: Zebras (4 months – 2.5 years) Hippos ( 2 – 3.5 years) Giraffes ( 3 – 4.5 years)

INDUCTION

The induction period builds the foundation for future day care visits. It usually takes 2 weeks according to experience, but can also extend over 4 weeks.

The generous induction time frame allows the child in particular, but also the parents, to get used to the personnel, the new environment and the daily routine.

DAILY ROUTINE

The daily routine and educational efforts focus on the different areas of development and work towards ensuring that creativity and versatility are age-appropriately encouraged.

06:45 - 08:45

Drop-off time

06:45 - 08:45
09.00 - 09.30

Breakfast

09.00 - 09.30
09:30 - 10:00

Free play

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30

Circle Time

  • Songs
  • New themes
  • Talks about the course of the day or about weekend news etc.
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30

Activities as per curriculum

10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30

Lunch time

  • Wash hands
  • Reflections on the morning
  • Songs
  • Small social groups
  • Table verse
  • Eating
  • Time to talk
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:00

Quiet & sleep time

12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:15

Pick-up and drop-off time

14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:45

Activities as per the curriculum

Free Play

14:15 - 15:45
15:45 - 16:00

Afternoon circle

  • Reflections on the day
  • Songs
15:45 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30

Z'vieri / Afternoon Snack

16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 18:30

Individual activities, free play

16:30 - 18:30
17:00 - 18:30

Pick-up time

17:00 - 18:30

FEES

Fees include meals and are payable monthly in advance.
Additional costs will be invoiced afterwards.

Day Care Fees (per Day)Times4 to 18 Months18 Months and older
Full Day06:45 to 18:30CHF 150CHF 130
Morning Session06:45 to 14:00CHF 110CHF 100
Afternoon Session14:00 to 18:30CHF 85CHF 75