Early Years Dates

Six Early Years children sitting in a row laughting

Early Years at ELA Basel

Our Early Years provides flexible wrap-around care. We only close for around 10 working days each calendar year.

  • Most Early Years closures take place the week of Swiss Day in August and the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.
  • The Early Years calendar differs from the Primary School, which generally follows the Basel-Stadt school calendar.
  • Our key dates are shown in the table below. You can see all the ELA Basel primary school dates here.

Early Years Dates 2020-21

Tuesday 3rd November, 9:30

Early Years, P1 and P2 Open Morning, Gartenstrasse 

Thursday 12th November, 19:00

P1 Information Evening for Pre-School Families, Gartenstrasse Back-Building Hall 

Tuesday 22nd December, 14:00

Early Years closes for Christmas and New Year Break at 14:00 for all children

Monday 4th January 2021 Early Years reopens at 07:30

COVID-19 Calendar Changes

In the current exceptional circumstances due to COVID-19, we have cancelled our Early Years staff training day in August 2020 in order to extend the number of days we are open. We expect to resume this training day in 2021. 

We have also had to adapt our programme this year whereby many of our well-loved and traditional family events including the Toddlers Autumn Fayre and the Pre-School Lantern Walk will go ahead with children and staff only. The colour-group Early Years Christmas parties due to be held throughout December are also not permitted under current guidelines. Video presentations by the children will be shared with families instead.