Children must attend at least four half-days when enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten. Mornings with or without lunch and full days are possible, but single afternoons are not.
Doors open at 08.30, and the Pre-Kindergarten day begins at 08.45 in Horgen and 09.00 in Küsnacht. You can pick up your child before (11.45) or after (13.30) lunch. A full day ends at 15.45, except on Wednesday, where it ends at 12.00.
Groups consist of up to 16 children and are led by two pre-kindergarten teachers. If necessary, one assistant joins the team to provide an optimal ratio of children per staff member. The teachers are native German or English speakers but fluent in the other language as well.
Acclimatising to and spending time in a group is new for many children. We accommodate and support each child individually to quickly find its place.
The day consists of short class sequences, free play, or activities surrounding the current overarching theme. We usually work in small groups and incorporate all the children’s senses. Daily rituals give them direction and confidence, and some like to recharge during naptime.