Information for Parents
We understand that parents value a service-oriented childcare centre that meets their needs. We are pleased to provide you with the following:
Extended opening times
Our usual hours of operation are from 7.45am to 6.30pm. However, we understand that sometimes parents’ work schedule does not always adhere to this time period. Therefore, we also provide additional care hours starting from 7am to 8.30pm as needed. Requests can be made up to 4pm on the day itself by contacting the office or your child’s group’s key person.
Flexible Daycare Hours
We offer all-day, half-day or two-third day daycare hours. Almost any combination of the above is also possible.
Parents always drop off and pick up their children at their child’s assigned group. Both the morning and afternoon groups’ Key Person is the Group Leader (Leiter or Leiterin in German) are permanent.
We are available 51 weeks a year!
Kita Regenbogen only closes between Christmas Eve and a day after New Year’s Day.
Recognition as an educational day care centre
We are a proud member of the bildungskrippen.ch network, which means that we adhere to systematic observations of the children, documenting their progresses in portfolios, as well as pedagogical exchange among the educators.
Certified Quality and Quality Management
Kita Regenbogen is QualiKita certified. The QualiKita label is only given to childcare centres with highest educational excellence and efficient quality management.
Our online-journal provides regularly updated information about the exciting experiences of your children at our KiTa.
Professional Management of our Childcare Centre
At Kita Regenbogen, upper management is conducted between the Head of Administration (a.k.a the Principal) and Head of Early Childhood Educators (a.k.a Vice Principal), both of whom have gone through intensive training in early childhood education, as well as business management.
Our daily rates include childcare, freshly prepared organic meals, Weleda Baby products, diapers, excursions and all of the Kita parties and special events throughout the year.
For the Children
During the day, your child will focus on his / her individual needs and interests. We would like to be sensitive and professional towards their needs.
Competent number of staff
In every group, there is a total of 5 full-time staff who attend to the children. The number of staff per group is constant and does not differ, including in the event a staff member is away from either illness or on leave.
We provide optimal care conditions
In each infant/toddlers group, there are no more than eight children and for the preschooler groups, twelve children maximum. Three Early Years Practitioners supervise each group in our day care, one of each is the Group Leader.
Loving and Thoughtful Care of the Children
We are proud to tell you that the children at our day care centre, in particular the infants and babies, are delighted with the slow-paced, thoughtful social interactions and delicate treatment by our caretakers, according to the theories of Dr. Emmi Pikler, on infant education.
Our caretakers and educators have completed professional training at a Swiss school (at the level EFZ or HF) and are continuously building their knowledge on early childhood education.
With 700 square metres of indoor space, children are able to “claim their space”.
Twelve educational rooms
Each group is assigned a particular educational area, dedicated to a theme. Children are given the freedom to pursue their own interest.
Large exercise room
Whether climbing, jumping, balancing, dancing or swimming in the paddle pool, our movement room appeals to all levels of gross motor skills.
Weekly Afternoon At The Forest
All children from 3 years of age have access to our weekly forest afternoon.
Daily Fresh Organic Cuisine
Our professional chef Martin truly spoils us with a variety of menu. Daily freshly prepared meals are done in our on-site kitchen. Parents need not panic: it’s organic! We follow the nourishment specifications of Fourchette Verte.