Early Years

Six Early Years children sitting in a row laughting

Early Years at ELA Basel

Enquire

Primary years children working together in the classroom

Arrange a personal tour or book a video meeting with the Head of Primary or Early Years. 

Apply

Primary student working on the smart board

We look forward to receiving your application to ELA Basel.
 

Admissions

Directot, Nick Owlett, welcomes students into the school

Our Admissions Team are looking forward to welcoming you to ELA Basel. 

Virtual Tour

We look forward to seeing you in person, in the meantime take a virtual tour of our school.

Welcome to ELA Basel Early Years.  I am delighted to be part of a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing our youngest children with the best possible care and learning experiences during their time with us.

We assist all the children in their physical, intellectual, social and emotional development whilst ensuring this is done in a caring, safe and secure environment.

Through our child-centred Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, we strive to provide stimulating opportunities which will help every child grow in confidence, gain independence and become curious and happy young learners.

I look forward to meeting you by zoom or in person at our beautiful Gartenstrasse location.

Katherine Robinson – Head of Early Years

What our families say

At an english kita in switzerland, a baby is cared for by two faculty

"ELA Basel is like a 'home away from home' for my two children in Early Years. It makes all the difference to our family knowing how much care and attention each child receives in a safe, secure and nurturing setting"

Early Years Family

A young girl colors in a classroom at a private english school in switzerland

"I would like to repeat again that the teachers did an amazing job during the school closure, the best they could in the situation. Both my kids have been able to go through this with a smile. Thank you!"

P5 Parent

Three children sit on the floor of a classroom at a english independent school in switzerland reading

"I’m an Early Years parent and think that ELA Basel’s level of communication and responsiveness has been outstanding. I appreciate the helpfulness of the home lesson plans, but nothing can replace the social and intellectual stimulation my child is getting at ELA Basel. Thank you to all of the staff for their continued support during the lockdown."

Early Years Parent

Two kids laugh over an ipad in a classroom at a english language school near basel land

"I’m impressed by how quickly ELA Basel staff worked to immediately continue learning during these difficult times of the pandemic. We have friends back home in the US whose children received no online/home learning for over a month while the schools navigated how to continue. I’m very grateful for the school and teachers hard, dedicated work to continue teaching my children. Thank you!"

P4 Parent

A boy participates in an art project at a lower primary programme in basel switzerland

"My children truly loved their time at ELA Basel which is a truly caring school. We are very grateful that we found your school and our children had the opportunity to learn at ELA Basel."

P6 Family

Children color in a classroom at an english international school in basel

"We've had nothing but a pleasureable experience during our time at ELA Basel. It's a wonderful school with excellent leadership. Not to mention the teachers were of the highest quality with small class sizes. ELA Basel is a special place that is doing wonderful things. Keep it up!"

P8 family

Primary child outside on a wooden playgroun apparatus

"Dear ELA Basel Team - You did a fantastic job in these difficult times. Thank you for taking care of every minute detail and providing a safe environment for our kids!"

P2 Family