Frequently Asked Questions on Child Care
More information about our daycare in Zurich, Kilchberg and Zug
We have listed some child care FAQ below. For more specific answers, please contact our Family Consultant at Little Star Day School.
What age children do you accept?
We accept children starting from the age of 6 months until they enter kindergarten or school.
Do you follow the local school holiday schedule?
No, our schools are open almost all year round. We are closed on weekends, public and local holidays. Our school holidays are one week in Spring, two weeks in Summer and between Christmas and New Year.
What is the Early Years Curriculum EYC®?
We know that children are natural learners from birth. At Little Star Day School we adapt our learning environment and our Early Years Curriculum EYC® to each child’s individual needs. Children are encouraged to make learning experiences and to discover the world around them. The Early Years Curriculum EYC® is tailor-made for children from the age of 6 months until school. It is based on active learning, hands-on learning or learning by doing. Children should learn by playing. Our curriculum is enriched with extra-curricular activities like music, dance, sports, swimming, mandarin and IT.
Which schools can my child attend after Little Star Day School?
The Early Years Curriculum EYC® is an amalgamation of several teaching methods, philosophies and approaches. The main base is the PYP of the international curriculum taught at international schools. Combined with elements from other philosophies like Reggio and Montessori, the child will be ready to go on to either an international school or to any other local school.
Is it possible to have extra days?
Yes, we offer parents the possibility to have extra days. In these cases the schools can give you details on their availability.
Do you have parking opportunities at your schools?
Yes, our centers have parking lots for drop-off and pick-up.
Do you offer field trips for the children?
Yes, we go on field trips with children who meet the age requirement. These children are given opportunities to see their community and explore their surroundings all year round. Whether it is the local grocery store, petting zoo, library or various other entertaining places, we provide fun while learning for everyone.
Do you provide outdoor time?
Yes, our schools have access to areas of outdoor play. The children have scheduled times in the morning and the afternoon to explore their outdoor world.
Do you provide meals and snacks?
Little Star Day School provides nappies, cream, formula powder and bottles for enrolled babies. The only thing you need to bring is breast milk and medical products (allergies etc.).
Are your staff trained?
Yes, all teachers have a childcare diploma. Furthermore all teachers and caregivers at Little Star Day School are extensively trained in First Aid/CPR, and Injury Prevention. Additional training in curriculum, child development, classroom arrangement, classroom management, age appropriate activities, nutrition, field trip planning, games and arts and crafts provides the staff with skills necessary to create a supportive learning environment. All Little Star Day School teachers are encouraged to improve their skills and are given opportunities to attend professional training conferences.
How can I get more information on enrolling my child in Little Star Day School?
We are delighted that you are interested in enquiring further into our schools. Please complete the contact form on our website with your name, address and phone number. We will send you more information by mail. If you want information specifically on one of our campuses, please visit our “Locations” section. We hope Little Star Day School will meet your and your child’s needs for early childhood education.
Does Little Star day School have a government license?
Little Star Day School is an infant and child care center, licensed by the Swiss government.
The cantonal childcare supervision authorities visit our schools frequently and insure high quality.