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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 scanning for different options. Having visited many centers the young mother couldn’t find the right place for her children. Knowing that children take on information like sponges, she wanted to have a place where her children could learn by playing. She wanted the best for her children and she decided to set up a place where children are encouraged to reach their full potential and spend time in a home –like, nurturing and warm environment. This was the moment when Little Star Day School was born.

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Kinder mit Mann auf dem Spielplatz

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 the own Early Years Curriculum EYC®, all day, all year and all inclusive. Flexibility and many extras for children and parents have been unique in the field of childcare and early education. Since the first day, 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 and early and primary education. She has been conducting classes in baby sign language and has been responsible – together with the team – for the implementation of educational and academic programs. Her driving forces remain not only experiences and knowledge, but her passion and dedication to foster every single child in its physical, social, mental and academic development. She has met every child with full respect and empathy.

Kind rutscht mit Hilfe die Rutsche herunter
Kinder gehen auf eine Platte

True to the motto “being a life-long learner” intensive and busy years have passed and it wouldn’t be possible to make her vision come true without 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 the HSG and a post-graduation career as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) he perfectly fits in the executive and financial department of the company. He brings in an enormous experience in finance and asset management. Additionally, he knows exactly what a working father and parent needs. Furthermore, he has gained extensive experience and knowledge in professional childcare as he continuously joins workshops and further education classes. He also holds a Swiss diploma in childcare.

Passion, knowledge, experience and motivation – the perfect combination for you and your child. Listen to your heart. 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.

Kind hat Freunde am Hut
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