LittleMandarin Pre-school

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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 Playgroup (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 Playgroup employs 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 playgroup 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 Price

Time: Every Monday

Core morning activity time: 9am-12pm

Core afternoon activity time: 2pm-4pm

During our lunch break (12pm to 2pm), we will provide a healthy balanced (Chinese) home made lunch.

Total CHF 490 per month for mornings and afternoons (half day, optional extended early/late care upon request)

Playgroup 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 price

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

Playgroup holidays

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

Please register via google form

Example daily routine

Time Program
8am-9am Optional early care and arrival of students
Morning core activity time Baby Kungfu

Snack time

Morning circle time and Mandarin Chinese/culture learning

Structured activities

Indoor/Outdoor play

12pm-2pm Lunch break/midday care
Afternoon core activity time Afternoon circle time and Mandarin Chinese/culture learning

Structured activities

Snack time

Indoor/Outdoor play

4pm Core activity time ends and pick up time
4pm-6.30pm Optional late care