Healthy through nutrition


In the ylaa Bruderholz the kids are busy helping to prepare the snacks – Z`Vieri and Z`Nüni. Through these activities, the children train their skills in a playful way. They learn how to use the knife and promote their fine motor skills and concentration. During the preparations, the colors of the ingredients are recognized and named, which develops their cognitive skills. Contact with various healthy foods also expands their knowledge and encourages memory and understanding. At ylaa Bruderholz, we enjoy picking up on the children’s curiosity about food, offering them healthy nutrition and imparting knowledge about food.

The ylaa Bruderholz is proud to have the certification of Fourchette Verte – Ama Terra. This concept is based on food that is regionally, seasonally and organically grown. The menu of our fantastic chef Dimitrios is varied and balanced, according to the rules of Fourchette Verte and tastes great for the children and adults too.

First Aid Courses 2023


In November, our two first aid course days “Emergencies in Children” took place in Adliswil.
Practical exercises for alerting, chain of survival, recognising the various symptoms of a heart attack/stroke, etc. were taught to our motivated employees.

Another very important item on the program was resuscitation for children and adults. This is a very important point, as there are differences between infants and adults regarding the application of pressure during resuscitation. In this context, the defibrillator was also used repeatedly, and the corresponding handling was explained in detail.

It has been shown that the practical part and the associated repeated repetition in groups and different staged emergency situations is mandatory, on the one hand to overcome certain fears of contact and on the other hand to be able to act immediately correctly and purposefully in an emergency.

Summer Charity Event


The Kita ylaa Bruderholz had celebrated its annual Somme Charity Event at the end of August. We enjoyed an afternoon with hot temperatures and plenty of sunshine. We offered a range of different activity stations for the kids to enjoy such as face painting, making bracelets, storytime with Myki, folding paper planes, a bubble station, a raffle and water games. Delicious food stalls with hotdogs, nachos and smoothies were there to feed our hungry guests.

The kids and parents had a lot of fun, which was sadly abruptly cut short because of a thunderstorm.

We are very proud to say that through this great event we manages to raise a donation of CHF 743.- for the SOS-Children’s Villages! Thank you for your generosity and participation.



We congratulate Corinne Anzelini and Tamara Bravi on their successful completion of their apprenticeship.

We are happy that Tamara Bravi will continue to work at ylaa Bruderholz as a group manager after successfully completing her apprenticeship.

We are looking forward to further cooperation.

We wish Corinne Anzelini all the best for her future and exciting professional experiences.

Lorena Villa – New group manager, group polar bears


“I find great fulfillment in my work at Ylaa Bruderholz, where I have the privilege of witnessing the remarkable growth of the children under my care on a daily basis. It brings me joy to observe their development and observe how they learn and master new skills.”

Kita ylaa Bruderholz had an exciting visit


We were all very excited when Renato visited us and brought gifts for all of us on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of kidéal-kitas. During this celebration, we also had a chance to talk with each other. The children could play with their friends from other groups and eat a delicious homemade cake. It was a very nice afternoon for everyone!

The Expat-Expo in Basel


On Sunday, 29.01.2023, ylaa was represented at the Expat-Expo in Basel. Various service providers from all over Basel and the surrounding area use the opportunity of the Expo to introduce themselves to the Anglophone community and help families to feel at home faster.

At our booth we were able to welcome many interested parties and our wheel of fortune turned diligently.

We would like to thank everyone who visited us and are happy about the new contacts we were able to make.

ylaa is at the Expat-Expo!


On Sunday, 29.01.2023, ylaa will present itself at the Expat-Expo at the Congress Center at Messe Basel.
But what exactly is the Expat Expo? Here is an excerpt from the official website:

“Expat-Expo is a one-day, admission-free event for the English-speaking residents of Switzerland. Our event gathers various local, English-speaking businesses, organisations, museums, clubs and service providers together, under one roof to showcase their goods and services. Integrating into a new country can be a daunting process and Expat Expo is designed to help the Anglophone community feel quickly at home here. Expat-Expo contributes greatly to the successful integration of newly arrived families and veteran expats alike and reduces the stresses of integration.”

We also want to make our contribution to making expats feel at home in Switzerland more quickly by finding a place where they can entrust their children to our pedagogically valuable child care.

Come and visit us at our table number 68 right next to the bouncy castle.

We are already looking forward to seeing you.

Myki workshop goes into second round


After the first successful Myki workshop in the fall of 2022, a second one followed recently.

With the aim of integrating Myki even more into our pedagogical work and to enchant the children with his play, the artist Urs Auckenthaler took us on a journey. He taught us how to bring Myki to “life” and how to practise with him in a variety of ways.
Additionally, Urs Auckenthaler taught us magic tricks that for sure will also delight our children.

We are already looking forward to further successful workshops and thank all participants for their motivation and participation.

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kidéal celebrates 15 years


A slightly different year at kidéal Kitas

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of kidéal ag (ownership of the child care centres Chinderstern and ylaa as well as the school complementary centres Tagesstern), we have planned several exciting activities.

As a kick-off, Renato Zanetti, the CEO of kidéal, will visit all 18 institutions in the first quarter of the year and bring a small gift to each location. This gift will accompany the care team, as well as their children, throughout the anniversary year and make them part of the festivities.

Of course, there will be one or two further surprises, but we do not want to reveal everything at this point.
Thank you for your trust in us. We are happy to care for your child in this exciting and eventful year.