When do children start school in Switzerland?
Children start school at age four in Switzerland; preschool is compulsory from that age on.
What is the cost of childcare in Switzerland?
The cost of childcare varies widely. While many public facilities are either free or have only a small fee, you can expect to pay up to CHF 5,000 per month for private services such as a full-time nanny. You can find the prices of various services highlighted in bold throughout this article.
What is a ‘Kita’?
Kita stands for ‘Kindertageseinrichtung’ (children’s daycare centre)
Is childcare free in Switzerland?
There are free/low-fee services available for children aged 0–4 in Switzerland, e.g. public Kitas. However, spaces can be limited in some areas and the application process may be competitive.