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ylaa works hand in hand with parents and is flexible

Kita ylaa – your multicultural and bilingual child care in Basel (English/German)

Coronavirus: Resumption of regular service in our kitas on 11 May 2020

On 11 May 2020, we will resume regular service in our kitas. In the process, we will strictly follow the protection concept of the Education Department of the Canton of Basel-Stadt dated 29 April 2020.

Adapted rules of hygiene and conduct in our kitas as of 1 June 2020

As of As from 1st June, the protection concept developed for our daily operations will be implemented in our kitas based on the recommendations of the FOPH (Federal Office of Public Health) and the Department of Education. (Please note: the federal government’s guidelines for public spaces and other facilities will not apply to kitas in all areas.) The most important measures of our protection concept are:

Distance regulations

The distance regulations cannot be applied to babies and toddlers in the kitas. Accordingly, the distance rules do not apply to the children. They should behave and move as normally as possible in the group.

The following rules apply to parents/kita employees:

  • The recommended minimum distance of 2m between employees and parents is maintained whenever possible.
  • Closer contacts (e.g. when handing over babies and toddlers) are kept as short as possible.
  • We do not shake hands. Instead, we smile at each other.
  • The handover of children to the kita or home takes place outside, in the corridor, or the entrance area in front of the group rooms.
  • Parents normally should not enter the group rooms.
  • The children are only brought/collected by one parent or confidant person.
  • There can only be one handover per group at a time.
  • The 2-meter distance regulation between the families is also observed during the handover.
  • Meetings of parents in and in front of the kita should be avoided.

Hygiene measures

The following hygiene measures are fully observed:

  • Children and parents wash or disinfect their hands when entering the kita and before handing over/entering the group. The hands are dried with disposable towels.
  • Only sneeze or cough in a handkerchief or crook of your arm. Paper handkerchiefs are only used once. Used paper tissues are to be disposed of in a closed container.
  • All facilities are ventilated regularly and extensively (with due regard to child safety).
  • The toys are cleaned and disinfected regularly.
  • The facilities are carefully cleaned daily and disinfected where necessary and possible.
  • Door handles, banisters, taps, security doors, etc. are cleaned several times a day with soapy water or disinfectant.
  • Employees wash their hands before every physical contact with the children (e.g. blowing their noses) and in between care.
  • The changing mat is disinfected after each use.
  • For the sleeping situation, each child has its equipment (pillow, woolen blanket), which is washed regularly.
  • Each child has a marked cup or drinking bottle. These are not shared among themselves.
  • During the transition from the outdoor activity to the group, everyone (children and carers) wash their hands with soap.
  • Masks and gloves are not to be worn as a preventive measure. Gloves will be worn where this has been customary in the past.

Daily care routine

  • In general, groups of children may be larger than 5 children in the facilities and the garden, and work may be done across groups.
  • There are special rules for eating situations.
  • The children in our institutions spend time outdoors every day. They do this either in their garden or they go for a walk in the regular groups of children. The hygiene measures and distance rules are also observed.
  • Parents’ events will not take place until further notice.

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Kita ylaa provides multicultural and bilingual child care in Basel

  • English and German speaking care givers provide bilingual child care in Basel.
  • Multicultural education is ephasized through daily activities.

Kita ylaa is pedagogically valuable

  • The “I can” educational program for early child development with an annual multicultural plan, developed in-house.
  • We offer age appropriate development using an educational traning program tailored to the specific needs of every age group.
  • Various spaces are offered to foster SCIENCE, ART, GYM, GROWTH, DREAM and PLAY.

Kita ylaa serves food for thought

Kita ylaa cares

Kita ylaa works hand in hand with parents and is flexible

Our promise

We promise that,

your child will be treated as a unique individual, cherished and respected for its needs and emotions.

your child will be supported in a safe and environmentally friendly space.

you can track the growth and development of your child in regular conversations with Kita ylaa care givers.

you can feel confident and rest assured that your child is in the best of hands at our ylaa child care center.