Parents' Handbook

Trial Period

All children have in average two-week trial period to ensure proper adjustment to the daycare setting, the new environment and children. At this time we work closely with the parents because it creates the best pathway for our future relationships. For this reason we manage this period very delicately and request the presence of one of the parents during those first few days. Either party can cancel this agreement at any time during this period without a written notice.

things that you need to bring when your child is new to teddy's house:
  • Pacifier or Nuggi
  • Change of clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Slippers
  • In summer: sun hat and outdoor play shoes
  • In fall: mud pants, rain boots and a warm hat
  • In winter: hat, gloves, scarf, boots, winter jacket, winter trousers, ski suit

Fees and application

The following monthly rates are applicable to all families (rates in CHF). There are no rate reductions. Fees include childcare, food, drinks, diapers, and art and craft supplies. 50 CHF in cash will be charged for definitive registration on the waiting list. This money will be used for personal equipment for your child for example: tooth brush, blanket etc. One monthly fee will be charged as a deposit to sign the child care contract. The deposit will be payed back after orderly termination.

Number of Days Whole Day Half Day Morning Half Day Afternoon
1 day per week 500 CHF 320 CHF 240 CHF
2 days per week 1000 CHF 640 CHF
480 CHF
3 days per week 1500 CHF 960 CHF
720 CHF
4 days per week 2000 CHF 1280 CHF
960 CHF
5 days per week 2500 CHF 1600 CHF
1200 CHF

Monthly fees include all sick days, public holidays, annual closing-time, and family vacation time - these are paid days. Additional days in the daycare will be added to the monthly bill per daily rate (150 CHF per extra day). Fees are based on booked days - not attendance. Payment is due one month in advance and the payment period will be noted on the bill. If the bill is not paid within that period of time, a reminder will be sent.

We accept only written and signed notice of the contract termination by compliance 2 months period of cancellation at the end of the month. Contracts can not be canceled in the middle of a month.

Meals and Snacks

We provide breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. till 8.30 a.m., morning snack at 10:00 a.m., lunch at 12:00 p.m. and the afternoon snack at 3:00 p.m. We try to serve food that children like, but that also has nutritional value. Please do not send any food from home unless there is enough to go around for all the children. You are welcome to send a special snack (cookies, cupcakes etc.) to celebrate your child's birthday or any other special day for your child. Please inform us of any allergies your child may have.

Quiet Time

After lunch we have a quiet time. This time enables children to process everything that they experienced throughout the offered activities. It allows them to rest and have few quiet moments just for themselves. During this time children rest quietly or sleep if they choose to. The quiet time lasts approximately 1 hour. If your child has a special blanket or toy that he/she sleeps with, please send it along.

Drop-off and Pick-up Times

In order to keep the structure of our daily routine, we kindly ask you to bring your child at latest 9 o'clock. The Circle Time starts at 9:15 a.m. Our pick-up time is either between 12:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and we kindly request to pick up your child on time. And please avoid picking up your child during nap time as it disturbs the other children.