Target groups / Opening times

 

We are a bilingual supplementary child day-care centre (Crèche and Kindergarten) for children aged between 3 months and entry into the first year of primary school. We take children from all countries and creeds and are politically neutral.

 

The business hours are Monday through Friday from 07:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Morning childcare spans the hours from 07:30 AM to 11:30 AM; afternoon childcare spans the hours from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

The MoZ stays closed for two weeks over Christmas/New Years, the last week in July, the first week in August as well as on the following holidays and bridge days: Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension, Friday after Ascension, Pentecost Monday, Corpus Christi, Friday after Corpus Christi, Feast of the Assumption, All Saints, Feast of the Immaculate Conception as well as at most three more days. The kindergarten closes early at 4:00 PM before holiday weeks and holidays. During the two weeks before summer break the business hours are 08:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


Admissions and Withdrawals

 

In principle, it is possible for a child to be admitted at any time. A child may be withdrawn at the end of a school-quarter (January 31/April 30/Juli 31/October 31) with three months' notice.  

 

Minimum childcare hours

 

To assure the child’s integration, there are obligatory minimum childcare hours of 40% per week. A stay 60% per week is recommended from a pedagogical viewpoint.

Children in the obligatory year of Kindergarten who are resident in Canton Zug musts be present on at least four mornings and two afternoons according to official regulations.

Half-day childcare only cannot be booked.

 

Group Structure of the children

 

From a group dynamics perspective, mixed age groups of children with varying group sizes and structures for play and for learning facilitate the best implementation of the Montessori teaching concept. The group is crucial in creating opportunities for a child to engage in individual and independent activity and social learning.

Our group structure is therefore flexible and shaped by the children and their requirements and preferences. According to each activity, the children are looked after by pedagogically qualified supervisors, specialized in-house and external specialists and persons in training. The main responsibility for the overall programme of a child is carried by his or her key-teacher, who is also the main contact person for the parents.

For children between 3 and 18 months, there is only limited integration into the other groups.

„Help me to do it myself" (Maria Montessori)


Children want to be independent of adults. Children WANT to do tasks themselves if they are capable of doing so.