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Life is colourful

June is Pride Month - a month that pays special tribute to the uniqueness of each child. And to the diversity that comes with it.

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Everything is different

Small children ask big questions. Every parent knows that. These questions also include topics such as illness and death.

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Healthy nutrition in day care centers and kindergartens

When it comes to nutrition, things often get personal. Vegetarian, vegan or a sausage in between - what is healthier? A large veggie study provides new insights.

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Be patient!

Those who are patient are often rewarded later in life - and can even compensate for talent-deficits through perseverance.

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Globegarden remains one of the best employers in Switzerland in 2022

Childcare network is ranked as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Switzerland

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Impressions from the award event

We are awarded and we are very happy!

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Number Magic for Kids

What do a pair of shoes, a dice cube, or the chickens in your neighbor›s garden have in common? They show the role that numbers already play in the lives of little children.

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Baby massage at daycare and at home

Babies touch, when the diapers are changed, between naps, at home or in daycare: We explain how they benefit and what to look out for.

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Media consumption for children at daycare and kindergarten

Smartphones & Co. have long been part of children›s everyday lives. But what is the ideal way to handle them? Even though that’s what we teach at globegarden, it is mainly the parents who are asked. But we have a few suggestions for you...

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Yoga for Kids

Yoga is a great experience for all ages. Even infants can do special yoga exercises with their mothers. As there is no age restriction we make sure that the children at globegarden can safely slip into the role of a cobra or a dog.

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„I want to be … an astronaut“

Do you remember what profession you dreamed of as a child? Did you want to be an astronaut? Astronaut is in the top ten of children›s dream jobs. Daycare children at globegarden can now live out this dream, as in February and March we are going on a journey into space...

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Black and white contrast stimulation

Own black and white corners: The Swiss education provider globegarden offers babies optimal visual stimulation to promote their eyesight and cognitive development.

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How children learn to empathize with others

Children are intuitive psychologists. The basic understanding of what makes people „tick“ is formed in preschool age. A recent study shows that this development extends into elementary school age.

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Practice is fun

January is the month of good intentions. This also goes for parents. If you want to assist your children with its language skills, we have some good ideas to turn your New Year’s resolution into a reality. Fun for you and your kids included.

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Harvard Graduate School of Education: „Say thank you“

Saying thank you is considered polite. But do children really understand what gratitude is all about? We give tips on how to introduce your child to the topic.

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UNICEF: Switzerland has some of the happiest children

Rich country, happy children? Unfortunately, this equation does not always work out. A study commissioned by UNICEF looks at the well-being of children and young people in 41 wealthy countries. Switzerland ranks at one of the top places.

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Equal pay analysis: Globegarden pays women and men equally

The leading Swiss daycare company globegarden, which was awarded the coveted «Great Place to WorkTM» certificate as a very good employer in June 2021, now also scores flawlessly in the statutory equal pay analysis under the Equal Opportunities Act.

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„Are you okay?“ – study asks Swiss children

“Are you okay?”, “Are you worried?” If you want to know how children are doing you have to ask them. A Swiss research team has now done that. Read for yourself why the perspective of the children is so important.

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Annual Report 2021

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Dialogic Reading – a journey of discovery for everyone

Regular reading enhances school readiness in children. When stories are read for children every day, they develop a larger vocabulary. They also learn to read and write more easily than peers without this experience.

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Book recommendations for children age 0-6

Growing young readers is an important of our globegarden Curriculum Discover the World and belongs to our learning area Language Speaks.

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Healing lullabies for premature babies

If the child is born prematurely, it is a shock to everyone. A Swiss study now shows how important lullabies are in promoting the baby’s development.

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Childcare day-to-day rethought: focus on parents

Daycare centers are about the well-being of the children entrusted to them - and increasingly also about that of the parents. Globegarden engages intensively with parents and lets them participate more in their children's everyday lives.

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Better opportunities thanks to daycare

Putting your own child in daycare or kindergarten is a big step - for the children, but also for the parents. Therefore, the good news: daycare doesn’t harm children. On the contrary, your child develops a wide range of skills in kindergarten.

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Everyone has prejudices

Fortunately, these can be overcome - if you start early on.

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The earlier, the better

An early entry into daycare makes children more communicative, more assertive, and more conscientious

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Set the course today so that your child stays on the ball tomorrow

Whether someone stays on the ball at school or later in life, the foundations are laid in childhood. We give you four tools on how to help your child with this.

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Why? Why? Why? MINT free play ideas for kids

What do a marble run, the (plush) vet, a magnet circus and a weather station have in common? They are fun, they are there to play - and they raise awareness of MINT (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, technology) or also called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) even in the youngest children.

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Globegarden with new specialist management for in-company training

Just in time for the start of apprenticeships in August, globegarden is once again investing in the quality of vocational training as one of the leading training companies in childcare.

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Globegarden consolidates its position as a quality provider

Benchmark comparison shows that globegarden clearly stands out as a quality provider in the market.

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Great award for our great employees

In June 2021, globegarden was certified for the first time by Great Place to Work™, the expert for workplace culture and employer attractiveness, as a great workplace in Switzerland.

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SAFE-KiDS Study - Are Children Really Corona Drivers?

The “Safe Kids Study” at the University of Frankfurt suggests that kindergarten children have a comparatively low risk of corona infection.

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7 helpful questions when deciding on a daycare program

Choosing a daycare center is a big decision and can sometimes be overwhelming - especially in times of Corona. As a parent, you want to choose the right program with child-related safety and hygiene. But how do you make the best choice? Here are some questions to help you make your choice.

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Commission of the Council decides on improving early childhood education

The education and care of children is systemically relevant for society and the economy, and the educational quality, especially in day-care centers, is crucial for the positive development of the children in care.

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Empowerment: Ways to empower Children

Coping with challenging situations as a child and feeling one's own strength and power - these are memories that remain with us as adults. But how do you deal with empowerment of your own children?

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Focus on our workplace culture

Why workplace culture is central to globegarden and what participation to be a "Great Place to Work" means for employees.

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New member of the management

New member of the management team at the childcare network globegarden

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Great Place to Work

Globegarden childcare network strengthens corporate culture with an employee program

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Zurich court sides fully with globegarden

Children who are not there do not need any care: Zürich court sides with globegarden!

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Together for the Early Years

The social structure and the position of the child has changed fundamentally in Switzerland over the past few decades. Children up to the age of 12 are a significant part of the population, being over a million in Switzerland as of today.

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Teaching Children about Diversity

Where there are people there are also differences. There are different skin colors, religions, genders, views, clothing sizes, stories, backgrounds, noses, ears, mouths and much more.

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Awards of Excellence

At globegarden, we recognize and value the talents of dedicated, creative and motivated people who are passionate about children, families and each other.

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Globegarden is pleased with the results from the city of Zurich

Confirmation of the high quality standards also by TÜV Süd

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Results employee survey 2020

As a Swiss-wide provider of childcare we passionately care for children, as well as make sure our teams and teachers experience a great place to work and can unlock their many talents and potential. 

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Child Autonomy

Newborns and babies depend on adults deciding for them. While children grow and develop it is also important to let children know that they have control over themselves and the choices that they make. From the activities they participate in, to how they play and interact with peers, autonomy plays a role in everything a child does in the classroom. However the little toddler that could mostly means challenging times for everyone around…

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Quality at Heart

At globegarden, quality and safety are at the heart of everything we do. This is why we have been externally audited, based on International Education Excellence, for 10 years in a row. (Certification until the end of 2020 with the MS Standard International Education Excellence, since 2021 with the ISO 900 certification for a systemically implemented quality management.)

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Honors

Globegarden has many talented individuals who bring their creativity, skills, and passion to work each day. We are honored that our commitment to early education and work-life solutions has been recognized several times. 

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Projects and Studies

Our centers take part in studies and projects that are designed to translate practical research into solutions for real-world problems in the areas of childcare, health and education.

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Children need boundaries

Children need freedom to grow and develop. However, freedom does not mean limitlessness. Rules are necessary for a harmonious and balanced family live. Find out more from our educational specialist Dominik Flaig.

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External audit

Globegarden is regularly audited by independent agencies. In spring 2020, Zurich law firm "Niederer Kraft Frey" conducted an audit of our internal processes and procedures, of our support services and the working conditions of our employees among other areas. 

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