The kihz Ferienbetreuung is aimed at parents who are employed or studying at UZH or ETH Zurich (even with small shifts).
Parents of employers close to the university (WSL, PSI, EMPA / EAWAG and members of the ETH Board) have access too but they are not subsidised.
Alumni can not participate. Check with your new employer about their family-friendly policies.
The kihz Ferienbetreuung cover up to 8 weeks in the school holidays in the city of Zurich every year.
Exact dates are published on the program page.
We have two parallel programs for the two different age groups at different locations. 4-year-old children must have some daycare or kindergarten experience. 7-year-old children can choose if they’d prefer to be one of the oldest among the younger age group or one of the youngest among the older age group.
One whole week, you can not book single days.
The whole week is carefully planed, so your child will enjoy it. In the end of the week, there may be an exhibition, performance or party for the parents organised by the children.
Individual weeks take place during 4 days, excluding the holidays (e.g. Easter Monday, May 1 or August 1).
Don't plan without the Friday! Children who can no longer come on Friday often behave unmotivated and disruptive.
Flexible, needs-based temporary childcare: For two or three days only, the kihz Flex is the better fitting offer for you. http://www.kihz.uzh.ch/de/kihz-flex.html
The set childcare time is 9 hours per day. It is not possible to arrange individual times for bringing and collecting your children.
The program and changes in the program will be published on the program page where each theme is linked to its description in the german section.
The locations are reserved. Depending on the selected themes or the number of registrations we will have to make changes to find appropriate rooms. Please note that the two age groups may be cared for in different locations.
The following rules apply to special cases:
Two age groups in two locations: We make the effort to plan and run the kihz Ferienbetreuung for two age groups, because in a single age group with children from 4 to 10 years, some children would be overchallenged and others would be bored. The programme is age-appropriate, lovingly planed and rich in detail, and the carers make every effort to inspire the children.
We are therefore convinced that your effort to have two children looked after in 2 different places is well worth it! If you are interested in less complex care, we would recommend the Hort.
Media permission: The permission to publish pictures enables us to give you (the parents and the children) an authentic insight into the kihz Ferienbetreuung prior to registration.
If, on the registration form, kihz was forbidden to publish pictures, our carers will be instructed not to take photographs of your child during the week. Therefore, you do not need a link to download the souvenir photos published on the polybox.
Since your child has opted for the ban, it will stay out of the focus of the cameras for group shots and will not want to pose for portrait shots, and it knows that it is not the carers who want to exclude it from joint activities, but that this is the result of its decision, which we are happy to respect.
If your child is not aware of the ban, please inform it before the holiday week!
A given photo ban can only be lifted in writing, the expression of will of the child on site is not sufficient.