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.
Primary School placement as applicable for the 2020-2021 school year
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.