For some parents the chance for their child to become bilingual is an exciting part of their Swiss adventure.  But an English-speaking setting also has many attractions, especially for families with one eye on the return home, who value an early start to reading strategies, or who just want their child to have a more familiar environment.  


This is a Montessori based bilingual pre  school for children aged 1-6.

The minimum enrolment is 2 days which can be 2 full days or 4 half days, etc.

They are open Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 18:30 throughout the year. Holiday closure is 2 weeks in December, 2 weeks in Summer and the Zug Canton Public Holidays.

ŽSat Nav details:

Langgasse 47c 
6340 Baar 

Parking: Free visitor parking for drop offs/pick ups


Little Star has centres in Zug, Zurich and Kilchberg.  It offers bilingual childcare from Monday-Friday, 0730-1830.  It bases its teaching methods on a combination of the Montessori and Reggio approaches, and the International Primary Years Programme.  It takes children from 6 months old.

ŽSat Nav details:

Baarerstrasse 147
6300 Zug

Parking: Some visitor parking


This is a Montessori bilingual pre-school for 3 month old babies to 5 year olds (and afternoon care for up to 8 year olds). English, High German and Swiss German are all spoken to the children who come from a varied international background. The minimum number of sessions is 2 full days or 4 half days and Friday is Forest Day. Nussbaum is also open for some of the school holidays in the year.

ŽSat Nav details:

Fischmattstrasse 1 
6315 Oberägeri

Parking: Car park by the building and blue zone spaces nearby too


Shooting Stars Preschool is an English preschool which has recently located to Unterägeri.  It was previously located in Finstersee, near Menzingen.  It caters for children aged 2-5 years.  It is run by a UK qualified teacher, and its curriculum is based on the UK Early Years Foundation Stages.  

ŽSat Nav details:

Strandweg 10

6314 Unterägeri

Parking: Some 2 hour parking in local area


Stepping Stones takes children from rising 2 to Kindergarten year (rising 6 - the age equivalent of British Year 1) with a minimum of two sessions a week.  Lessons are conducted in English, and are flexibly based on the British national curriculum.

ŽSat Nav details:

Im Jöchler 13
6340 Baar

Parking: Free parking