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Early Childhood Center

Full-time - Bilingual Early Childhood Center for children from 1,5 to 4 years




upon consultation




School fees

CHF 20'520.00

per year


Early Childhood Center - full-day care

We offer an Early Childhood Center at nursery level for children aged 1,5 to 4. The languages spoken are German and English, the same as in preschool and school lessons. We are also happy to integrate children who have no previous knowledge of these languages.

Depending on your professional situation and your personal needs, we can offer your child full-day care or part-time care for at least four half-days or 2 full days per week.

Our very playful, early childhood, one-on-one, multilingual support is based on the educational concept of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) for children aged 3 to 12. We are an accredited IB World School. We lay age-appropriate foundations for this in children aged 2 to 4.

We take into account the different stages of development and respond to particular gifts and talents in groups of no more than 12 children, each of which has 2 teachers. We set great store by a loving environment for learning and play, with a family atmosphere. We offer our students a home-from-home during the day. The trusting relationship between child and teachers and regular communication with parents is particularly important to us when it comes to caring for and educating our youngest students. The same applies to the development of bilingual language skills and the increasing independence of the children. The children are encouraged to ask questions and learn by experimenting so that they can perceive the world independently, respectfully and with a thirst for knowledge when they are older. 

Daily routines include bilingual singing, songs with actions, use of small instruments, listening to stories, role-play and age-appropriate art activities such as crafts and painting in order to stimulate the children’s creativity, fine and gross motor skills, as well as their language and social skills. Free play in the garden and the beautiful Rheinfelden parks, as well as weekly trips to the forest, exciting day trips and participation in school performances are further highlights of the ipso International School day for our happy little “Ducklings”.

  • Playful early childhood development
  • Bilingual international programme, see Educational concept: International Baccalaureate Programme (IB PYP)
  • Full-day or part-time care possible
  • Ideal location, conveniently situated, 15 minutes from Basel
  • From early summer 2020, a new campus with spacious classrooms, an art/music room, media centre, a conservatory for our youngest students
  • Free outdoor play
  • Weekly trips to nearby woods and parks

Admissions usually take place in August and February. However, admissions are possible at any time on consultation with the school management.


No language skills in German or English are required for children at our Early Childhood Center.

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Lesson Times

Full-time care

Monday 08.15 – 16.00
Tuesday 08.15 – 16.00
Wednesday 08.15 – 17.00
Thursday 08.15 – 16.00
Friday 08.15 – 12.00

Supervision of the children from 08.00 until lessons begin at 08.15 is free of charge.

Early Drop-off/After School Care

Early Drop-off

We can also look after your child daily from 07.30 am. You can book this offer for the entire school year or according to your needs.

After  School  Care

Would you like us to look after your child after school hours? Various options are available: for the entire school year or, depending on your situation, just a few hours longer at specific days. After School Care is available daily until 18.00 pm. 

The detailed prices and the booking form for Early Drop-off and After School Care can be found here. These services will be billed separately.

Lunch Catering

The children can enjoy a well-balanced, healthy and age-appropriate lunch with us, prepared freshly every day by the established catering company Zaraz in Rheinfelden. 

Zaraz has been awarded the “Fourchette Verte” certificate several times. Special nutritional needs are taken into account as far as possible. At the future Bahnhofstrasse 26 site in Rheinfelden (from summer 2020), it will be possible for children to use the microwave to heat up food they have brought with them as soon as they are able to do so independently. 

Alternatively, cold lunches can be brought along, as well as healthy morning and afternoon snacks for breaktimes if the children are at school all day. 

Lunch is charged at CHF 10.00 and can be booked for a quarter with the registration form for additional services that can be found at Early Drop-Off/After School Care. These services will be billed separately.

Transfer Options

Transfer to and from bilingual preschool at ispo International School or alternative preschool in the local or international school system.


School Fees, Early Childhood Center – Full-time place

The school fees cover lessons and school materials.

School fees, full-time place per school year


School fees 20'520.00
Ancillary school costs  
Registration fee, non-recurring 600.00

Paying by instalments

  • 2 instalments per school year of CHF 10'280.00 incl. CHF 20.00 surcharge
  • 12 instalments per school year of CHF 1'730.00 incl. CHF 20.00 surcharge

Payment terms

  • The registration fee is due when registering.
  • The annual fees will be invoiced pro rata if the student starts school during the year.

Potential subsidies

The following communities support daycare with potential subsidies. Please contact your local community for further information:

  • Rheinfelden
  • Möhlin

Family and company discounts

If the school fees are paid, in whole or in part, by a company, we grant a 10% discount on this amount. Families are granted a 10 % discount on the school fees from the enrolment of the 2nd child. The deduction will be applied when the invoice is being issued.

Tax Deduction

ipso International School is a private school. At pre-school age, school fees (as childcare costs) are at least partly tax-deductible, pursuant to cantonal regulations. Please check this with the tax office in your place of residence as the regulations for this vary from canton to canton.

Holiday Calendar
Carnival holiday 17.02.2020 – 02.03.2020
Spring holiday 06.04.2020 - 17.04.2020
Summer holiday 29.06.2020 - 07.08.2020
Autumn holiday 28.09.2020 - 09.10.2020
Christmas holiday 21.12.2020 - 01.01.2021
Carnival holiday 15.02.2021 – 26.02.2021
Spring holiday 12.04.2021 - 23.04.2021
Summer holiday 28.06.2021 - 06.08.2021
Holiday Care

ispo International School offers holiday camps for supervision of children during the school holidays. Working parents greatly appreciate this service and are pleased to use it. 

Fun and games are the main focus of the entertaining programme: this includes lots of outdoor activities, exercise, creative and artistic activities, picnics, baking or cooking, projects, little experiments, water games, sports, dance, yoga, listening to stories, treasure hunts and trips to the nearby forest and the beautiful parks along the Rhine. Depending on the age group, there are also trips to the zoo or visits to exhibitions and museums.


ispo International School is committed to ensuring that parents and children visit the school at least once for an in-depth consultation with the school management before registering. 

The most appropriate solution for education, care and maximum support must be found for every child. We clarify the suitability of the bilingual educational concept for your child, as well as checking whether a suitable school place is available. If possible, we also recommend a no-obligation trial visit of up to a week, depending on your child’s age. This will help your child to get to know the teaching staff and their classmates personally. 

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