Doors open at 8.30, and Kindergarten day starts at 8.45 in Horgen and 9.00 in Küsnacht. A day in Kindergarten lasts until 15.45, except on Wednesday, where it ends at 12.00. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, you can already pick your child up before (11.45) or after (13.30) lunch.
Groups consist of up to 20 children. In the morning, two native German and English-speaking kindergarten teachers share responsibility for the group. In the afternoon, one kindergarten teacher — if there are more than 15 kids, this includes an assistant — teaches the children. The mornings are consequently bilingual, and the afternoons are monolingual (2 x German and 2 x English).
Play-based learning with all the senses and using both open-ended and targeted tasks characterise Kindergarten classes. Individual assignments, sessions with all children in a circle, experimenting, and free play all mix together.