The daycare centre looks after children from 3 months up to and including primary school age. The kindergarten offers half-day and full-day childcare, subsidised places, a pre- and after-school club and the “Mittagstisch” lunchtime club for schoolchildren.
activities, large bright rooms and our modern educational childcare principles ensure that the children feel happy in our daycare centre.
Our professionally trained staff create a good atmosphere that supports and stimulates the children, so that they can develop in an age-appropriate way and receive tailored support.
This includes lunch, many play options and activities and a quiet environment to do homework. The children can use special rooms for that. During the school holidays, the St. Leonhard daycare centre offers all-day childcare including various age-appropriate activities.
Many children who attend the daycare centre or children who used to come to us, as well as their parents, appreciate our well organised and reliable “Mittagstisch” lunchtime club. After lunch, the children are supervised and helped with their homework by our qualified staff.
We always taken into account individual needs. We aim for each child to be able to develop its specific personality and to be perceived in its entirety.
our staff, and they are tested. We have our own specific safety concept and we use modern and safety-relevant measures to ensure that your child is safe. Come and visit us, have a look around and see for yourself.
Once a week all areas are thoroughly cleaned by a professional cleaning company. During the week, the schoolchildren who attend the “Mittagstisch” lunchtime club are responsible for cleaning and can top up their pocket money that way.
We think that fresh, seasonal, balanced and healthy meals are important. Good food makes children happy and content, and keeps them healthy. The St. Leonhard daycare centre has a modern kitchen. Our children can watch how the food is prepared and what’s needed to make delicious food. Our meal plan tells you what your child will eat.
Our qualified staff are supported by trainees, interns and people doing civilian service. We are respectful and attentive in our dealings with each other and we promote a team spirit. We make sure that our staff also receive the support they need and are able to better themselves, and we promote their personal development - your child benefits from this approach.
- working for children since 1 June 1889…
The St. Leonhard daycare centre was set up on 1 June 1889. You can find it at Socinstrasse 51, in a prime location in the Spalen district, a popular residential area in the city of Basel. It is easy to get to by public transport.
District kindergartens, schools and pretty town parks where children can play are all in close proximity and only a few minutes’ walk away. The daycare centre has the legal organisation of an association and is run by a management board. The association is independent, religiously and politically neutral, and private. The St. Leonhard daycare centre is financed by subsidies from the Canton of Basel-Stadt, parental contributions, bequests and donations.
There is no room for compromise when it comes to the safety of children. You entrust us with what you hold most precious. And precious things must be protected. We provide operational and educational safety, to make sure your child stays healthy and unharmed. Safety has a high priority for us.
We follow strict hygiene practices on our premises and in the kitchen. We make sure our surroundings are conducive to health and our rigorous hygiene concept ensures that our environment is clean. Hygiene is important from early childhood. We are committed to this and put it into practice!