Swiss Education Consulting
LivingSwitzerland is an independent educational consultancy for international parents looking for information on available educational options and other services. Additionally, we are an approved business partner of relocation specialists and additional educational or parenting services. Please find below some of our collaborative partners and contact us if your relocation or educational service is not on our approved courtesy listing.
We at LivingSwitzerland want to support our families with additional resources or services that may be of interest. We provide the following list of collaborative partners as a courtesy. Fees or compensation are not exchanged between LivingSwitzerland Education Consulting and any of the listed business partners or service providers.
Information for Parents
Family Matters Switzerland:
Family Matters – Switzerland is providing lots of valuable parenting information to English-speaking parents in Switzerland, including a very useful activities guide for families.
Educational consultants for children with different learning requirements:
Remfrey Educational Consulting
LivingSwitzerland is partnering with Remfrey Education Consulting to assist international families with different learning requirements: If you are making an international move and have a child with additional learning needs, Remfrey Educational Consulting is here to help. Finding a school can be stressful, but with the right preparation, April can assist you with finding the best fit with the right support for your child. Remfrey Educational Consulting assists families moving anywhere in the world on their quest to find the best school for their child.
April sees her role as an investigator on behalf of the student. She helps both schools and parents by interviewing past teachers and therapists, reviewing all documentation, and putting together a Customized Learner Profile that all schools will understand immediately.
The Learning Room Zürich is a needs led practice offering speech and language therapy, educational support, assessment and consultation for children and young people with special needs as well as those just requiring a little extra support.
Foundations for Learning offers learning and academic support for children in English-based school programmes.
Psychoeducational evaluations in English
Dr Schneider (aka Dr Dys) is a published author and expert in learning disorders. She provides psychoeducational evaluation to identify learning disorders (LDs) such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia; the presence of oral language delays in school-age children; and the presence of giftedness or high-potential (HP) traits in twice-exceptional children. https://www.drdebschneider.ch
English pre-schools and nanny services in the Zug-Zürich area
Rockmybaby is the leading nanny service in Switzerland.
Shooting Stars is an English speaking preschool for 2 to 5 year olds, run by a UK qualified teacher. From August 2018, the school will be based in Unterägeri. www.shootingstar.ch
English classes for children
Keeping their children’s English skills up to a level in their home country is often an issue for many parents who send their children to local swiss primary school. The following providers offer good quality English lessons for children:
Zug and Luzern
English classes and clubs for children:
Links to Literacy
provides English classes (mainly native speakers of English) for children from ages three or four through primary school, with a curriculum that teaches the most important reading, writing, grammar and spelling skills. http://www.atozenglish.ch
The Learning Place
(highly recommended by parents)
http://marlisemeier.weebly.com An experienced tutor, Marlise offers private English and Maths lessons and test preparation in Kanton Zug
Angie Gisler offers English tuition and different clubs, including: story time, constructive play, songs&rhymes, cooking…in Baar and Luzern
Reading, Writing & Spelling for English-Speaking Children
Language Plus offers engaging, active English lessons to bilingual or native English speaking children to maintain or improve their spoken English, as well as focused literacy classes to support early readers and writers. https://www.languageplus.ch/home
AtoZ provides classes for children from ages three or four through primary school, with a curriculum that teaches the most important reading, writing, grammar and spelling skills. http://www.atozenglish.ch/
At the Happy Nest English Club children’s literacy skills are fostered by a qualified teacher basing her methods around the Jolly Phonics system. The class size is kept small (maximum of 10 children for Beginners and Intermediate levels, 6 for the Advanced level) to allow a maximum of personal attention to each child. http://thehappynest.ch/
Women’s Activity Club (WAC) provides English lessons for native speakers. It’s Learning Tree co-operative school offers a range of classes for children aged 2 until 14, for native english speakers and for those who are learning english for the first time.
English for All. English for All’s aim is to bring English to the local community and to help other English speaking families to get access to English teaching resources and learning programs. The school also provides tailor-made online teaching resources.
Links to literacy
Links to Literacy is run and taught by Annelise Dohr, a qualified and experienced UK Primary School and Special Needs teacher, who is now offering group and individual lessons to children aged between 4 and 12 years old.
Laugh and learn
Private lessons in Zurich in English and Maths for primary school children offered by a qualified teacher from the UK.
Writing and research skills
Kate Paine offers English essay writing and research skills for students who need help with preparing for English exams or to help them with relocating to an English speaking school. She also provides help with extended essay writing for university applications. http://www.writingandresearchskills.com
International clubs and associations in Central Switzerland
Zug International Women’s Club:
International Women’s Club of Lucerne: