Daycare

Daycare Center Mary Poppinz

We offer childcare from the third month the child’s of life until its transition to school. From experience we know how difficult it is to combine work and care. That’s why we have small groups in our nursery, long opening hours, and are there for you practically all year round. Growing together, leading by example instead of educating, and giving all
one’s dedication to the children – that’s how we work.

Mixed Age Groups

At Mary Poppinz the younger children are in daily exchange with the older ones. They learn solidarity within the group: to be considerate of each other and to learn from each other. In this respect we commit ourselves to each child’s individual interests, competencies, developmental needs and (pre-linguistic) forms of communication. Playing and learning together also promotes the development of the little ones.

Light and Airy Rooms

The light and airy rooms of the center are located in the new neighborhood of Leuengarten. They allow the children to pursue their thirst for knowledge and give them plenty of spaces to explore their individual interests and independence: a book corner, a building and construction area, musical instruments, the large children’s kitchen and many more. For the baby group, the space has been adapted to their age so that they find themselves always in a safe and comfortable environment.

Philosophy

At Mary Poppinz, we want to offer your child a second home where they feel welcome and enjoy spending their time. We attach great importance to individual and loving care, and approach each child gently. Each child should be able to develop parallel to and in harmony with their parents’ home under the pedagogic guidance of our center.

We offer a variety of activities in the surrounding nature, which form an integral part of the daily routine in the center, just as well as free play, handicrafts, book rummaging and singing do. For playing and experimenting as many natural materials as possible are being used, such as wood, paper, stone, water, clay and paint.

In the creative room, children can brush, spread, paint, romp and create.

Daily Routine

06:30 - 07:30

Our Marys and the first children to arrive are looking forward to the day ahead.
There is a varied breakfast with e.g. fruits, raw vegetables, scrambled eggs, homemade plait, cheese, muesl.

09:00

Now all children sit in a circle and start the morning ritual: getting in the mood for the day, singing and discussing the daily routine.

09:30

The daily program begins. The Marys and the children play, make music, dance, construct, research, experiment, jump, bounce, do handicrafts.

11:00

The joint lunch is an important fixed point in the daily program. The children are spoiled with home-cooked and balanced meals. There is eating, chatting and laughing until everyone is full and satisfied.

12:00

It’s time for a lunch break. After brushing their teeth, the children lie down in bed, tired from the morning, and dream about their adventures. Some children just relax with a quiet activity and, for example, look at a picture book in the book corner.

14:00 - 16:00

If the children have not been outside in the morning, they will go with us to the nearby playgrounds, into the forest or the surrounding area. There are also larger day trips planned every month – rain or shine.

As a reward we serve a fresh Zvieri (a snack at about 4 pm).

16:30 - 19:00

Until the parents pick up the children, they are busy in free play. The staff take time to talk with the parents and tell them about the previous day.

 

The children say goodbye and look forward to the next day.

Prices

CHF 145* Basic Full day with fixed care contract from 6.30 until 19.00, Monday - Friday
CHF 60 Evening Evening care, dinner included, on request until max. 21.00
CHF 120 Weekend 6 hrs Weekend (Sat, Sun) and public holidays, per 6 hours on request, from 8.00 until 20.00
CHF 25 Additional 1 hrs Price per hour on request Monday – Friday
CHF 300 Familiarization Flat rate

Please do not pick up or drop off children at the following times:
09.00 – 11.30
13:30 – 16.30
from 21.00 is night rest until 6.00. We are closed from 21:00 to 6:00.

*All additional costs such as material, excursions, breakfast, entrance fees are already included in the tariff.

Example calculations: 145*51/12 = CHF 616.25/month

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