Little Star Day School in Zurich, Kilchberg and Zug
The passion for excellent childcare and early education
Once upon a time…… a young mother wanted to return to work after her maternity leave. Together with her husband she started looking for different options. Despite visiting various childcare centers the young mother couldn’t find the right place for her children. Knowing that children take on information like sponges, she wanted to find a place where her children could learn by playing. As she wanted the best for her children she decided to establish her own nursery where children are encouraged to reach their full potential and spend time in a home –like, nurturing and warm environment. This was the moment Little Star Day School was born.
The first bilingual Little Star Day School was opened in 2001. It was the first nursery in the Zurich area of its kind: bilingual, with its own Early Years Curriculum EYC®, all year round and all inclusive. As one of the first childcare centres who offered flexibility and various extras for children and parents, Little Star Day School has been the trendsetter and benchmark for high quality childcare.
Today Ida Maeder holds several diplomas obtained in Switzerland and the USA in childcare as well as early and primary education. Recently she has been conducting classes in baby sign language and is also responsible – together with the team – for the implementation of educational and academic programs. Her driving forces remain not only experience and knowledge, but her passion and dedication to nurture every single child in its physical, social, mental and academic development.
Ida Maeder has made her vision of Little Star Day School possible with the support of her family. Today her husband and co-founder Bernhard Maeder is the head of the team. He functions as the general manager and holds a seat in the supervisory board. With his economic degree from HSG and a post-graduation career as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) he perfectly fits into the executive and financial department of the company. He brings in an enormous understanding in finance and asset management. Additionally, he knows exactly what a working father and parent needs. Bernhard Maeder has also acquired extensive knowledge and experience in professional childcare as he obtained a Swiss diploma in childcare and continuously joins workshops and further education classes.
Passion, knowledge, experience and motivation – the perfect combination for you and your child. Your child deserves the best care, respect and love. We want your child to be healthy, confident, safe and happy – just like our two children have been at Little Star Day School.