Here you can find out how our daycare center works, which childcare services we offer and how the financial processing works.

: Operating Regulations

1. Regulations

The "Hands for Kids International Preschool" accepts children of all nationalities and all denominations. and all denominations. It is politically neutral.

Definitive admission is granted when the childcare contract with the "Hands for Kids International Preschool" and the parents have been signed and the deposit has been paid.

After consulting with the management and specialists, a special needs child can also be admitted to a group. However, competent care (possibly additional training of the educator) must be guaranteed.
Special needs children require 1.5 places.

The Nursery "Hands for Kids International Preschool" is Monday to Friday from 7.00 am to 6.30 pm.

The Nursery remains closed:
- Over Christmas and New Year from December 24 to January 02.
- Public holidays: Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, 1. May, 1. August, as well as on generaln public holidays in the Canton of Zurich.

An annual schedule, with public holidays and closures over Christmas/New Year, is given to parents at the beginning of the year. It also shows events for parents and children, as well as any projects and topics that are planned in the daycare center.

The children must be brought in the morning from 07:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the latest and must be picked up on time in the evening between 04:00 and 06:30 p.m. Late pick-ups require longer working hours for the staff and must be charged in addition to the daycare fee (CHF 30.- per 15 minutes).

If a child is picked up by a third party, the group leader or the nursery manager must be informed in advance. Otherwise, we will contact the parents by telephone and keep the child with us in case of uncertainty.

In the interests of the child, regular attendance at the "Hands for Kids International Preschool" nursery is required. In order for the child to integrate into the groups, the child must be present at least 2 days per week. Fixed days are allotted to the child.

Parents are not permitted to bring sick children (high fever or infectious illness) to the Nursery.
If the child falls ill during a day in the nursery, the parents will be informed immediately via telephone by the staff and are requested to collect the child.

Parents will always be informed about any current circulating illnesses and other diseases.

In the event of an emergency, the nursery teachers will contact the child's pediatrician, the Nursery's medical officer or the children's hospital directly.

In the event of an accident, all expenses, such as cab and emergency doctor, are the responsibility of the parents.

Parents are requested to notify the daycare center of their child's absence due to illness, vacation or other reasons. This must be done as early as possible.

Parents are responsible for their children's health, accident, and liability insurance.

The "Hands for Kids" Nursery is not liable for damage to or loss of personal valuables.

The Daycare / After-school care place can be terminated with a notice period of three months in writing and/or by registered letter by the end of each calendar month. If the notice period is not observed, the full monthly fees will be charged until the cancellation notice is given and received.

2. Finances

All figures are in CHF.
See attached list (“Nursery fees").

The basic monthly fee is set at a daily rate of CHF 120.00 for toddlers, the Baby rate is charged at CHF 135.00 and is applied up to and including the 19th of the child's age.

The monthly fee is transferred to the “Hands for Kids” nursery account on the 28th of the previous month as a standing order, semi-annually (1.5% discount) or annually (3% discount). The monthly fee must also be paid in full in the event of vacation absences, illness, and other leaves of absence.


Support us and our projects with a donation and benefit from an attractive discount on the monthly fees.

A preliminary talk is arranged between the teachers and the parents to plan the settling-in phase.
For the comfort of the child and the parents, the time spent in the nursery is gradually increased. The settling-in phase lasts approx. 2 weeks and is charged at a fixed rate of CHF 300.

A deposit of CHF 1000 must be paid before definitive admission. A deposit of CHF 900 applies for each additional child.

This amount will be refunded without interest when the childcare contract is terminated. But if you find another solution for your child before the contract starts, we cannot refund the deposit because registration always involves a lot of effort and the place was already reserved.

If parents wish to have their child looked after in addition to their fixed days, this is possible upon agreement with the Nursery Supervisor. Additional childcare hours will be billed accordingly.

If several children from the same family attend the “Hands for Kids” nursery, we grant a sibling discount of 10% on the regular daily rate. This is granted on the lowest individual fee.

Discounts cannot be accumulated. Discounts are applied on the next monthly invoice. No refunds will be made for services that have already been billed.

This discount can only be granted as long as all siblings are attending the “Hands for Kids” Nursery and After-school Daycare center.