K5’s playgroup welcomes children between the ages of 2.5 and kindergarten and places a special emphasis on early language development in High German.
In our playgroup, children can improve their German and social skills, thus ensuring a self-confident, successful start into kindergarten.
Childcare: K5 playgroup
Time commitment: 1 year, 8 lessons per week
It is possible to register your child at any time if there is a free place available.
Playgroup times: Wednesday and Friday, 2.00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. K5's playgroup closes during Basel-Stadt’s school holidays.
Group size: 8-12 children per group
Fees (depending on income):
For Basel-Stadt residents: CHF 15.– to 30.– per afternoon
For residents of other cantons and referring agencies: CHF 30.– per afternoon
We also accept children who are required by canton Basel-Stadt to attend a playgroup in order to learn German (Obligatorium BS). Fees for these children are covered by the Department of Education (only for families who live in Basel-Stadt).
Why is K5's playgroup right for your child?
> Children improve their German skills, helping them prepare for kindergarten.
> Children learn from new experiences in a stable group of children of the same age.
> Children playfully develop their social skills and competencies.
We focus on language development
> Using individual or group play sequences, we develop children’s High German language skills.
> We organise guided activities around a theme that involve singing, speaking and movement.
In canton Basel-Stadt children are required by law to learn German before entering kindergarten (Schulgesetz § 56a and § 91a). K5’s playgroup fulfils all requirements for accepting children affected by this law. In addition, K5's playgroup meets the Department of Education’s quality standards for playgroups with language development.
What sets K5's playgroup apart?
> Variety: children have time for free play as well as guided activities with our qualified childcare team.
> Range of skills: we help children develop their language, motor, perceptual, cognitive, emotional and social skills.
> A solid foundation: circle time activities help establish the foundation children need to further assimilate language development topics.
> Playful: at K5, children learn through play.
> Need-orientation: with our support your child determines his or her learning process.
Our playgroup leaders are:
> Professional: K5 employs trained childcare professionals (a specialist in early language development in German and qualified playgroup leaders). Our childcare staff are caring as well as competent.
> Well-qualified: our childcare staff regularly attend training events.
The possibility of a playgroup fee reduction will be reviewed at the time of registration. This reduction is based on a family’s eligibility for a health insurance premium fee reduction. Verification must be provided when registering a child for the playgroup.
Playgroup fees are calculated and billed for the whole year. They can be paid in instalments. Playgroup fees must be paid in full by the end of the playgroup year.
Registration for K5's playgroup is for the whole year. Registration may be cancelled at no cost up until one week before the playgroup begins. After this time, a CHF 75.– fee will be charged.
During the year, withdrawal from the playgroup is possible at the end of each month. Withdrawing a child from the playgroup must be done in writing and comply with a one-month withdrawal notice.