ELA Basel offers wrap around care and education from 3 months to 12 years old.
Early Years cares for children from 3 months to 4 years old
Primary caters for children from 4 years old to 12 years old.
ELA Basel Early Years is divided into baby, toddler and pre-school sections: each section has multiple groups.
3 months to 17 months old
Blue, Red, & Yellow
17 months to 3 years old
Brown, Green, Orange, & Purple
3 years old to 4 years old
Grey, Pink, Turquoise, & Violet
Your child will be assigned to an age-appropriate group. Progression is automatic based on age.
Primary School is from 4 years old to 12 years old. Full time attendance is required as part of Swiss compulsory education. Students are assigned according to their date of birth based on the Basel-Stadt (government) admissions entry requirements: exceptions are considered on a case-case basis. As for most schools, progression is not automatic but based on meeting developmental targets.
To check which year group your child will be eligible for, please click on the link below:
Yes: you can choose a contract that best suits your family.
You can choose
3 days per week; or
4 days per week; or
5 days per week
and you can choose between
Standard Days (7:30 until 15:30 Monday to Thursday, 7:30 until 14:00 Friday); or
Extended Days (7:30 until 18:00 Monday to Friday)
You can also add to your contracted schedule, with additional Standard Days, Extended Days, or extending a Standard Day. We work hard to accommodate all requests, but they are inevitably based on availability of staff and facilities: the more notice you are able to give, the more likely it is we will be able to accommodate additional care.
Changes to the contracted schedule require a minimum of 1 calendar month's notice.