Every Thursday morning, next to Kreutzplatz, Lizzie and Marais welcome children between 1.5 and 4.5 years old, for a morning of activities in English. Parents do not need to stay. No previous knowledge of English is necessary. Activities are designed to be inclusive for all children, beginners as well as children already fluent in English. 08:00: Drop off - Free play 08:30: Circle time, singing, calendar time 09:00: Story time 09:30: Arts / crafts or baking 10:15: Snack time 10:30: Outdoor excursion / indoor sports 12:00: Pick up Lizzie is a British-American who has been living in Switzerland for 5 years and has a good knowledge of German. She received her bachelor’s degree in primary education with a minor in psychology and graduated with honors. She is a qualified k-6 English-speaking teacher with over 15 years of experience working with children of all ages in: Montessori schools, bilingual preschools and kindergartens, primary schools, volunteer organizations, and as a tutor and nanny. In her free time she enjoys a good book, running, cooking, baking, going to festivals, anything outdoors and to travel. She loves to learn and experience the traditions, languages, foods, perspectives, and dynamic atmospheres that vary from culture to culture. Marais is American and lives with her husband here in Zurich who is completing his PhD candidacy. Marais holds a Master's degree and specializes in child development. She has worked with young children and families for many years in pre-schools and hospital settings. Marais also designed and implemented an early childhood development program for refugee children in Greece in which exposure to English was an important component of the curriculum. The playgroup is happening every Thursday morning, between 8am and 12pm, except during School holidays. Participation fees are of 45 CHF per morning per child. No enrollment is needed. Please bring a set of changes and diapers if needed, as well as good outdoor clothes, as the group will go outside if the weather permits. Drop-of and pickup at the Heilsarmee Quartiertreff Eidmattegge, Eidmattstrasse 16, 8032 Zürich. Please come directly, or send us an email if unsure: email@example.com.
- Kinder: 45 CHF