GOOD START

We warmly welcome each and every one of you – both “old” and “new” – to Double Decker’s section of the website just for parents.

  • Placing important information at your fingertips with various downloads
  • Keeping you up-to-date, e.g. with our events-calendar and monthly menus
  • Sharing the backgrounds of our staff

We have so many inspiring moments with the children. Learning milestones that have been reached, giggles that have been shared and friendships that have been forged, and we simply want to share these moments with you as well.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

GROOVY MOVES
German Language Skills

Age: 3 to 5 years
Day: Monday
Time: 15:30 bis 17:00
Course language: German

Let’s raise our voices, tap our toes and shake our bodies down to the sound of the beat at Groovy Moves! Groovy Moves is an exciting activity designed for the active young ones. Through music and movement, we not only explore educational themes such as colours, shapes, numbers and animals, but we also provide a positive outlet for children’s high spirits and creative energies. So dust off those dancing shoes and get your little ones bopping to the beat and give their confidence, creativity and coordination a boost!

ENGLISH CHEFS
Early English Language Skills

Age: 3 to 7 years
Day: Tuesday
Time: 15:30 bis 17:00
Course language: English

Come play, create and enjoy! “English Chefs” are teacher guided cooking/baking sessions designed to allow children to develop and strengthen their English skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Your child will love it as they explore cutting, mixing, experimenting and creating as they simultaneously develop concentration, listening and social skills, sharing and expanding upon their knowledge and use of the English language (two separate age-appropriate groups).

KIDS’ YOGA

Age: 3 to 7 years
Day: Tuesday
Time: 15:30 bis 17:00
Course language: English

Babies are born yogis! In harmony with themselves and their supple bodies, they perform various yoga poses naturally. Introducing children to yoga at an early age supports their physical and mental development. Bhanu Narasimhan, director of women’s welfare and childcare programs for The Art of Living, tells us “Schools around the world are now acknowledging the important role yoga plays in the physical and mental growth of children and are encouraging children to practice. Kids’ Yoga offers your child the opportunity to remain healthy and balanced!

HOLIDAY CAMPS

ALL CHILDREN ON BOARD

Age: 1,5 to 6 year-olds Double Decker children & siblings – age appropriate groups
Date: 05 – 09 October 2020 (Monday-Friday)
Time: Option A: 07:30 – 13:30 – Option B: 07:30 – 18:00
Course language: English/German
Meeting Point: Double Decker Bilingual PreSchool, Florastrasse 22, 8700 Küsnacht
Clothing: please dress your children in weather-appropriate clothing that can get dirty when we are out and about Parents Provide: an easy to carry backpack with snack and lunch, water in a leak-proof bottle

Come join us for an exciting week building various types of transport – including cars, boats and aeroplanes. Although we will not be transporting ourselves around the globe, we will be having lots of fun sourcing material, designing, building, decorating and ultimately getting our vehicles moving.
We will be making boats that float, cars that can be raced and planes that we hope to get flying – with the thrill of seeing them all in action!

Costs:
A (07:30-13:30): CHF 525.00 Double Decker children & siblings
B (07:30-18:00): CHF 595.00 Double Decker children & siblings

Registration Deadline: 16.09.2020

LITTLE CHEFS

Age: 1.5 – 6 year-olds Double Decker children & siblings – age appropriate groups
Date: 15 – 19 February 2021 (Monday-Friday)
Time: Option A: 07:30-13:30  (lunch included) Option B: 07:30-18:00  (lunch included)
Course language: English/German 

Detailed information will follow.

Costs:
A (07:30 – 13:30):  CHF 550.00 Double Decker children & siblings
B (07:30 – 18:00):  CHF 630.00 Double Decker children & siblings

Registration Deadline: 27.01.2021

EXPLORING THE WORLD

Age: 1.5 – 6 year-olds Double Decker children & siblings – age appropriate groups
Date: 26 – 30 April 2021 (Monday-Friday)
Time: Option A: 07:30 – 15:30 (lunch included) – Option B: 07:30 – 18:00 (lunch included)
Course language: English/German 

Detailed information will follow.

Costs:
A (07:30 – 15:30) CHF 545.00 Double Decker children & siblings
B (07:30 – 18:00) CHF 595.00 Double Decker children & siblings

Registration Deadline: 07.04.2021

ART AND MOVEMENT

Age: 1.5 – 6 year-olds Double Decker children & siblings – age appropriate groups
Date: 19 – 23 July 2021 (Monday-Friday)
Time: Option A: 07:30 – 15:30 (lunch included) – Option B: 07:30 – 18:00 (lunch included)
Course language: English/German 

Detailed information will follow.

Costs:
A (07:30 – 15:30) CHF 545.00 Double Decker children & siblings
B (07:30 – 18:00) CHF 595.00 Double Decker children & siblings

Registration Deadline: 30.06.2021

OUR STAFF

NATHALIE MOCCETTI
Admissions Director

Nathalie worked in Double Decker Kilchberg as Administrator from 2004 to 2010. She joined our Küsnacht campus in 2012 as Director of Admissions. Raised in New York in a bilingual family speaking English and French, Nathalie holds a University degree in International Relations and Latin American Economics.

INGE MÜHLBAUER
Team
Manager

Raised and schooled in Germany, Inge holds diplomas as Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher, as well as Montessori Educator. Having joined Double Decker as a Preschool Teacher in 2009, she assumed the position of Team Manager 2013. Inge completed her Swiss training as Nursery Supervisor in December 2015, joined Kilchberg as Kindergarten teacher in 2017, and returned to Küsnacht in August 2018.

DAJANA DELIC
Early Years Teacher & Nature Educator

Dajana trained in Switzerland as a Preschool Teacher, completing her internship and apprenticeship with Double Decker in 2012. She went on to obtain Swiss certifications as both a Nature Educator and a mentor to apprentices. Dajana returned to Double Decker in 2015 and in 2019 began working as Curriculum Assistant, with focus on the pre-Kindergarten groups.

SIMON BAILEY
Early Years Teacher & Nurse

Raised and educated in the UK, Simon holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree, as well as a diploma in Early Years Development and Education. Having held both teaching and management positions in UK nurseries, Simon joined Double Decker in 2018, after 11 years in Edinburgh, where he also taught music classes to children aged 6 months to five years.

ERICA JOHSON
Preschool & Kindergarten Teacher

Erica was awarded Qualified Teacher Status by the U.K. Department of Education and obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Education with particular focus on Primary and Early Years. Erica joined Double Decker in 2019 after completing a two-year teaching position with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage in Coventry, England, and now leads our Kindergarten educational programme.

JOHANNA CLEWES
Early Years Teacher

Trained in England, Jo joined Double Decker in 2004, working at our Kilchberg school as Preschool Teacher and Enrichment Program Facilitator (emergent literacy). Working closely with our Kilchberg team for two years, she moved to our Küsnacht campus in 2012, focusing primarily on work with the youngest of our children.

ALEXANDRA SCHMIDT
Early Years Teacher

Born into a bilingual family, speaking Swedish and Swiss German, Alex was schooled in Switzerland. She completed a three-year apprenticeship at Double Decker and was awarded certification as an Early Years Educator from BFS Winterthur Vocational College in June 2020. Alex began as an Early Years Teacher at Double Decker in August 2020.

SANDRA LEHMANN
Early Years Teacher

Raised and educated in Germany, Sandra is a certified preschool teacher, bringing twelve years experience in this field to Double Decker. Having moved to Switzerland in 2018, she joined our Küsnacht team that same year. Particularly drawn to working with the youngest of our children, Sandra is active as a mentor to our trainees.

KATE ATHERTON
Preschool & Yoga Teacher

Trained as a preschool teacher in the UK, Kate was subsequently awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Having taught ages ranging from six months to six years in a variety of educational positions over a nine-year period, Kate joined us in August 2019, following four years teaching in international Kindergartens in Hong Kong.

JANE GREIS
Nature Educator

Originally from the USA, Jane relocated to Switzerland in 1999. In addition to a BA in General Humanities, Jane holds degrees in Early Childhood Education, Forest Playgroup Supervision and Dance Studies. Having completed her Swiss certification as a Nature Educator, Jane leads one of our Wednesday forest groups in Küsnacht.

DORIS MICHEL
Lunch Manager & Teacher Support

Doris is a florist by training, having previously managed the flower and garden department of a leading Swiss supermarket chain. She joined Double Decker in 2010, and manages our lunch program in addition to maintaining our high standards of hygiene. She is also a frequent support within the various Double Decker groups.

ANDERSON ASUNCION QUIJANO
Lunch Support

Anderson was born in Peru. After moving to Spain, he received his primary education there and subsequently completed secondary school in Switzerland. Having experienced various internships thereafter, Anderson joined Double Decker in August 2019 in support of our lunch program.

YASMIN EL KOUZI-EL-JUNDI
Intern

Yasmin joined Double Decker in August 2020 for a one-year internship, during which time she will be immersed in the practical day-to-day work of our crèche. As Yasmin is certain that she wishes to continue working with children in the future, this time will allow her the opportunity to assess the next steps she will need to take to successfully attain her goal.

CASEY FELLER
Intern

Casey joined Double Decker in August 2020 for a one-year internship, during which time she will be immersed in the practical day-to-day work of our crèche. This valuable experience will allow her to not only assess a future as an Early Years Teacher but will also assist her in applying for a position as an apprentice if she chooses this profession.