LittleMandarin Pre-School 

小橘子中文学前班

Location: Lenggstrasse 26a, 8008 Zürich

Children from the age of 2.5 years to 4.5 years are welcome to join our Mandarin Pre-school program (maximum 10 children and 2 native speaker teachers). The small size of our class allows for individual attention to each child.

The children develop a foundation in Mandarin whilst learning across all subject areas such as music and movements, communication, mathematics, science, creative art and crafts in a wholly immersive Chinese environment. From the age of 3, children also starts on character recognition activities.

LittleMandarin Pre-School employ the theme-based curriculum which integrates different subject areas under a common theme. For example, the children learn about animals, time, family, daily life and the seasons. After two terms (one year), your child should be able to speak and understand around 50 commonly used words (or increase their vocabulary by 50 new words).

Exposure to traditional Chinese cultural elements, arts and history helps to deepen each child’s love and grasp of the Mandarin Language. Our structured activities include learning Chinese children songs/dances, Chinese nursery rhymes, language games, traditional Chinese poetry, painting/calligraphy, Chinese stories, festivals and traditions.

Further, Fun Baby Kungfu is part of the school routine. It helps building their strength and flexibility. It increases their body awareness, balance and coordination and helps to develop their vocabulary and social skills.

By employing inquiry-based approach, we encourage independent thinking and nurture the curiosity for acquiring language. Our program is focused to enable children to develop confidence, independence, responsibility and cultural competence.

Time and Tuition

Time: Every Monday

Core activity time: 9am-4pm – CHF 490 per month

Core activity time plus optional day care program 8am to 9am and 4pm to 6.30pm – CHF  590 per month

We will provide a healthy balanced (Chinese) home made lunch as well as an afternoon snack.

School fee needs to be paid three months in advance. No refund is made in case, your child is sick or otherwise absent from the class.

Not included in the tuition fees

Morning snack, house shoes, water bottles, dummy, changing clothes, raining boots

School holidays

The pre-school is closed during the public holidays in Zurich City and during the two weeks of Christmas holiday. During summer break the school is also closed for three weeks. During all other school holidays, our school will remain open and we offer a holiday care (included in the monthly fee).

Please register via google form

School daily routine

Time Program
8am-9am Optional day care and arrival of students
9am Baby Kungfu

Snack time

Morning circle time and Mandarin Chinese/culture learning

Structured activities

Indoor/Outdoor play

11.30am Lunch time
12.30pm Sleep time (quiet activities)
2:15pm Afternoon circle time and Mandarin Chinese/culture learning

Structured activities

Snack time

Indoor/Outdoor play

4pm Core school ends and pick up time
4pm-6.30pm Optional day care