Learn and explore
Child psychiatrists consider early childhood to be the most important stage in a child’s life.
It’s an exciting time when the child is learning a tremendous amount about themselves, others, and the world around them.
“Les Pitchounets" kindergarten welcomes children from ages 18 months to four years, offering activities that contribute to children’s’ social and intellectual development, without forgetting language development.
The proposed learning program is focused on play, an essential need in children.
Kindergarten is often a child’s first experience of evolving as part of a group,
away from his or her parents in an organised and planned educational environment.
Activities, adapted to the specific age group, include play sessions, activity workshops, and storytelling, allowing children to flourish and prepare for school.
One half-day per week is dedicated to studying nature
and learning outdoors in the natural environment.
Learning takes place while respecting the rhythm of each child,
and the main objectives are to encourage autonomy,
instil a life-long love of learning and exploring, and prepare the child for school.
At “Les Pitchounets”, your child will learn about shapes, colors, everyday life, the five senses, and more.
The goal is for each child to be comfortable expressing him or herself in French and to acquire the necessary foundation to attend school in a French-speaking environment. Les Pitchounets also benefits from the many different cultures and nationalities represented in the Commune and its surroundings.
Games and outings
Les Pitchounets offers a number of activities to promote healthy physical development, including rhythm and motion activities, psychomotricity, gymnastics,
The kindergarten is fortunate to have a lovely outdoor play area in the countryside.
The children also enjoy walks in the region, on the farm, in the park, and in the surrounding villages. We organize outings, for example,
to pick apples
and collect nuts.
To help children develop their creativity and fine motor skills, we offer multiple manual and artistic activities such as painting, crafts, collages, and playdough.
Musical awakening is part of the overall development of a child. Each day includes a musical activity, for example, learning songs, discovering musical instruments, sounds, and rhythms, playing listening games, and partaking in “active animations”.
Each week, one half-day
is spent learning through exploring nature and
Nature arouses curiosity
in children, as well as
the desire to discover
Children are alert,
and experiencing all
that nature has to offer.
This helps to develop the
well-being of each child
in his or her physical, relational, affective, sensorial and cognitive components.
The aim of outdoor time
is also to engender
a respect for nature,
and to increase ecological
and environmental awareness.
A team of qualified educators and experienced assistants supervise the children.
Annick Guillet Bolle, manager and educator
Agnès Brouwer, educator
Saïda Sayari, socio-educational assistant
Françoise Todde Ecoffey, auxiliary
Siham Rouqui, intern
"Les Pitchounets" is supported by a Parents’ Association,
which is comprised of the parents of children registered in the institution.
If your child attend Les Pitchounets, you are automatically
a member of the "Les Pitchounets" Association.
The Association, created in 1984, is partially subsidized
by the Municipality of Pregny-Chambésy.
Parents remain members as long as their child attends "Les Pitchounets".
"Les Pitchounets" is managed by a responsible officer,
in collaboration with a committee.
This committee, which is entirely volunteer based, is comprised of at least
five people and is elected each year by the General Assembly.
It meets approximately once per month to discuss important issues
in the life of the Association.
The Pitchounets committee for the year 2020-2021 is made up of:
Bimboes Liliana, Boada Anne, Cristiano Marina, Erksoussi Amy, Perruchoud Mélanie,
Seillière Sabine (President)
Registrations occur in March.
Outside this period, to register a child at the Pitchounets,
Please complete the form and return it by post or email (in pdf).
Upon receipt of the form, a confirmation is sent to the parents.
If registration is full, the child will be included on the waiting list.
When a place becomes available, parents are notified
and an interview is scheduled with the management,
with a view to final registration.
Would you like to know more about the Pitchounets kindergarten?
Do not hesitate to contact us, a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Route de Pregny 43, 1292 Pregny-Chambésy
Tel : 022 758 11 43