We are happy that Orienga Guldimann will continue to work at ylaa Bruderholz as a co-educator after successfully completing his apprenticeship.

His motivation to stay in the company was: “I want to implement what I learned during my apprenticeship and prove/show what I can do.”

We are looking forward to further cooperation.


Charity Event


Every Summer we are all looking forward to our Charity Event, an event where the ylaa Bruderholz staff, parents and children come together and enjoy the weather, good food and have fun. Also this year, the ylaa staff organized many fun activities and workshops such as yoga, tattoos, craft stress balls, waffle and burger station, ice painting and a movement parkour. Each year, parents are able to buy tickets for the activities, and the money that is raised will be donated to SOS Children’s Villages. This year we are proud we raised over CHF 500.-.

A big thanks to all the parents of ylaa Bruderholz for being so generous!

We say goodbye


This time of the year we have to say goodbye to some of our kids leaving to go to the kindergarten or to the primary school. Most children have been with us since they were a baby. Taking the next step can be very exciting but also sometimes scary or sad, an emotional rollercoaster. To prepare the children for this goodbye, we start talking about it weeks in advance and the children are able to choose their favorite things to do, for example: bake their favorite zvieri, go on their favorite trip. The Koala Bears made a special school bus poster where the children count down their days at ylaa.

On the last day we all join in a circle time and sing their favorite songs. The children receive their portfolio to take home including all their artwork and development steps they collected along the years at ylaa.

We wish all our leaving children a lot of fun in the new school or kindergarten! We are happy and thankful we were able to guide them along their first years and will miss them very much!

Sustainability market FAIR TRADE TOWN BASEL


Ylaa attaches great importance to healthy and balanced nutrition, regional, seasonal and whenever possible organic and Fairtrade. Even children can learn what sustainability means and are actively involved in all activities related to food in our everyday lives.

We are very pleased to have participated in the first sustainability market FAIR TRADE TOWN BASEL in the Markthalle Basel on Saturday, 14.05.2022. We could give the visitors the opportunity to get to know our philosophy, our values and our concept.

We are convinced that we as an institution and child care centers in general, can make a great contribution to sensitizing children and thus also parents to topics such as sustainability and Fairtrade by integrating this philosophy into everyday care.

Big thanks to the organizer. It was a successful and exciting day for us.

Gym at ylaa


The gym at ylaa Bruderholz stimulates our children in many ways such as gross motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and concentration. Also, during this balancing activity, the children were challenged. Do they make it to the end of the bar without falling? Next to balancing, also other aspects in the self and social development were trained such as patience, confidence, and independence.

And of course, jumping into the big pillow at the end of the parkour is a lot of fun.

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  • You experience the colourful world of children and get many valuable tips and ideas.
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Emergency first aid course – Our employees learn life-saving immediate actions

Emergencies happen everywhere. Our employees must also expect to be confronted with emergencies at any time. It is also not impossible to have people with chronic illnesses closely around. As an emergency helper, you have to decide quickly what to do in an emergency. Is it enough to apply a plaster, or do you have to call in the doctor / ambulance service? During the emergency first aid course, that took place on October 30, 2021, our employees received basic knowledge of how to deal with such situations confidently and safely.

Our employees learned in the emergency first aid course:

– Self-protection, alerting, chain of survival
– Recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack/stroke
– Foreign body aspiration
– BLS particular on child reanimation.
– Medical-legal aspects
– Dealing with children’s diseases
– First aid after accidents
– First aid for spinal injuries
– Procedure after accidents in children

Pandas made a hop and skip game and a parking lot for our vehicles, Grizzlys created a flower train and mosaic stones, Koalas made a lounge in the upstairs garden and polar bears experimented with grass dolls and we did lots more. Go and have a look yourself!


Summer campaign – Playgrounds or a place to play

Our most exciting outdoor areas/places to play! What and how can children discover, experience and learn in these places? Follow us and find out why regular outdoor time is so important for children’s development.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram from 15 June until the end of July and see what the children at our kitas Chinderstern and ylaa experience and learn.

We discover the Netherlands

Last month we focused on the topic ‘Holland’. The children made windmills, created tulip pictures with different stamping techniques, sang the song ‘we maken een kringetje voor jongens en voor meisjes’ and cooked the Dutch dessert ‘Vla’.