Our Chinderhuus

On the ground floor of the main house are the rooms of groups "Muulwurf" (Mole) and "Tatzelwurm" (Caterpillar), as well as a bathroom. The kitchen is also located on the ground floor.

On the first floor are the rooms of group "Schwalbenäscht" (Swallow's Nest) and the bedrooms of all these three groups. The Chinderhuus management also has its office on this floor.

On the second floor, the group "Sternschnuppe" (Shooting Star) has set itself up with everything it needs.

In the basement the "Paradise" offers us an additional space for activity games or for romping and driving with the bobby cars. In the painting room the children can be creative with paintbrushes and colours.

Group "Rägeboge" (Rainbow) is located on the ground floor of the neighbouring building, connected to the main house by the spacious garden and the common entrance area.

 

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Wasserpumpe
Barfuss
Gartenhaus
Gipfelstürmer
Holzschnitzel Mit Baumstämmen
Rutschbahn
Sandkasten Und Wasserpumpe
Wasserkanal

Groups

The children are assigned to one of five groups. Please click on the respective group to learn more.

Sternschnuppe
Schwalbenaescht
Tatzelwurm
Muulwurf
Raegeboge
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General Management

The Chinderhuus is managed by Martina Ehrler since 2005.

Martina Ehrler

Childcare Manager
In the Chinderhuus since 2000
My professional qualification
fed. licensed early childhood teaching professional
vocational trainer BBT/ABK
leadership course
additional training courses in management
Martina Ehrler

Personnel Training

Andrea Zeller

Manager Personnel Training
In the Chinderhuus since 2013
My professional Qualification
fed. licensed early childhood teaching professional
vocational training instructor BBT/ABK
Commercial diploma
vocational baccalaureate (commerce)
Andrea Zeller

Pedagogy

Susanne Spori

Manager Pedagogy
In the Chinderhuus since 2001
My professional Qualification
fed. licensed early childhood teaching professional
vocational training instructor BBT
additional pedagogical training
Susanne Spori

Administration

Halbritter Tiffany

Manager Administration
In the Chinderhuus since 2021
My professional Qualification
MA Interior Architecture
Experience at office childcare
Halbritter Tiffany


Kitchen

Every morning I prepare the breakfast, brew tea and warm milk and soon after I start with vegetables for lunch.

It is particularly important to me that the products are fresh and come from the region. I make sure that I cook according to the season and that the menus are varied nonetheless. I don't just stick to Swiss cuisine, I often prepare dishes from Asia, South America or other European countries.

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Doris Döbeli

In the Chinderhuus since 1992
My professional Qualification
fed. licensed cook
Cooking for children in day care centers
Additional training courses
Doris Döbeli


Cleaning


 

Heidi Ehrler

Cleaning person
In the Chinderhuus since 2009
Heidi Ehrler


OUR PEDAGOGICAL GUIDELINES

We, the employees of Chinderhuus Zumikon, jointly aim to:

  • express joy of life as the basis of our pedagogical work
  • create a loving atmosphere for the children, adjusted to their needs, and provide them with a sense of protection
  • support the children's development as self-reliant individuals and emphasize participation and cooperation with other children
  • create an atmosphere conducive to considerate interaction
  • continuously reflect on our actions and to provide a role model for the children, thus creating an environment conducive to "social learning".

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EXTRACT FROM THE CHINDERHUUS ZUMIKON SAFETY AND HEALTH POLICY

The safety, health and well-being of the children and staff who stay at the Chinderhuus are of central concern to us.

The goal of this safety policy of Chinderhuus Zumikon is to ensure that the employees are as well prepared as possible in emergencies and can assess the situation correctly and act accordingly. To this end, the employees regularly take part in safety courses and theory sessions.

To ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible in an emergency, the tasks of each group are clearly defined and the alarm priorities are defined in writing.

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