The responsible body behind our forest nursery and kindergarten groups is the Verein Troll.

Verein Troll was established in Spring 2000 by three couples, friends united by a common sense of purpose, who wanted to offer their children play and learning in a natural environment. Together with educational experts, the first group was mixed in age, establishing first the forest nursery and a few years later the forest kindergarten. Even today, almost all parents are members of our organisation, and former parents often remain loyal patrons even long after their own children have left Troll.

Verein Troll is led strategically by a voluntary Board, working together with the educational and administrative management to constantly develop and refine what we have to offer. The Verein exists only with the voluntary support of enthusiastic parents and members – whether it be at Troll events such as the summer party or Autumn lantern parade (Räbeliechtli-Umzug), the regular cooking of lunch for the forest group, or work on the Board. The Board currently consists of 7 committed parents whose children represent all 4 Troll groups. In April, the Board is elected by the General Meeting of Members for an annual term and meets usually once a month together with the management, in order to discuss all the current issues regarding the Verein.

Our nursery groups are recognised by the City of Zurich and we are therefore able to offer assisted places. Our kindergarten classes are approved by the Cantonal Education Authority. We are a no-profit organisation and entirely self-financed. In order to keep our rates as low as possible for parents, we rely on voluntary support and donations.

For further enquiries, please contact our current President:
Anne Salvadori:

Current Board:

Anne Salvadori
(Child in Nursery Züriberg)

Cendrine Schmid
HR, Vice President
(Children in Nursery Uetliberg)

Roberto Verrengia
Finance Director
(Children in Nursery Züriberg and Kindergarten Chäferberg)

Tina Palmy
PR and Marketing (Troll-Post)
(Child in Kindergarten Chäferberg)

Eva Romero
PR and Marketing
(Child in Kindergarten Uetliberg)

Mischa Eberli
(Kind im Kindergarten Chäferberg)

Martin Biely
Infrastructure, Materials and IT
(Child in Kindergarten Uetliberg)