We run two Forest Kindergarten groups. One group meets on the Chäferberg / Rehsprung, the other in the woods of the Uetliberg.
Troll Forest Kindergarten is open throughout all the seasons and in all weathers. The forest is a world without walls and doors; it gives the children the space to be freely active and act on the desire to move which is so natural at this age.
For our kindergarten teaching we use the children’s own intrinsic desire to learn and explore in a very natural way. Plants and animals are discovered and identified using guidebooks. Troll children learn to be mindful of the natural world. We read stories, (forest) topics are developed and there is still plenty of time for free play.
The mixed age group in which children from the first and second kindergarten years learn together, enables individual assistance without risk of over- or under-stimulation.
Our educational targets are based on the Cantonal Curriculum.
Troll is a German-speaking institution.
3 carers per group
2 groups of max. 20 children
From official kindergarten age up to entry to First Grade
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8.00am to 3.00pm including lunch. Wednesday closed.
From CHF 300 up to CHF 1 100 per month (care hours and teaching hours) depending on whether or not and to what extent parents are entitled to City assistance. Included in this price are 8 weeks holiday care.
Our forest kindergarten offers holiday care during 8 weeks of the school year. During 5 weeks of the City of Zurich school holidays, Troll is also closed (1 week spring holiday, 2 weeks summer holiday, 1 week autumn holidays, 1 week Christmas), in addition to recognised public holidays.