Kita Familycare Petersgraben: The friendly daycare center in the middle of Basel's Old Town
The Familycare Petersgraben daycare center is ideally located in Basel's Old Town, opposite the University Hospital Basel and a two-minute walk from the main building of the University of Basel. The venerable building offers angled, child-friendly rooms in which the children can move around unhindered. A private, protected inner courtyard with a large sandpit, extensive playground equipment and beautiful plants encourages activities in the fresh air; various green areas and playgrounds as well as the banks of the Rhine in the immediate vicinity also invite to linger. The Familycare Petersgraben daycare center was awarded the title "Burzelbaum-Kita" as part of a project for more exercise and healthy nutrition. Like all Familycare Basel daycare centers, the Familycare Petersgraben Kita and its entire staff stand for high quality pedagogical values and look after the children according to recognized educational principles.
In a nutshell
53 places in 5 groups (3 infant groups, 2 mixed-age groups)
Monday to Friday from 06:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m. (in line with the shift times of the University Hospital Basel), except between Christmas and New Year and on public holidays
- CHF 2,400.-/month for children above 18 months for 5 days/week
- CHF 2,800.-/month for children up to and including 18 months for 5 days/week
- CHF 600.- flat for the acclimatization period on entry (2 weeks min)
Age-appropriate, high-quality catering (breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks) as well as diapers and hygiene products are always included in the costs.
How to get there
By public transport: trams 6, 8, 11, 14, 15 and 16, buses 31, 33 and 34
By car: opposite the Basel-City car park, approx. 300m from the Storchen car park, a few minutes' drive from the Basel-Badischer Bahnhof or Basel-City motorway exits.
«From the two week adaption period when we left our 6 month old son at the Kita Familycare Petersgraben, I had no doubt it was the best place he could be. The attention to detail and compassion show to us during that period made my going back to work so much easier. The willingness to listen to the parents and learn about our child was reassuring.
Since then our son has developed and thrived, the outings they do everyday, the openness to understand the elements and the seasons are two things we specifically appreciate. The personalized treatment an understanding of each child’s personality and specific needs is extremely important for us. Our son is given the opportunity to jump, run, play and at the same time cuddle, be creative and learn. We also appreciate the fact that the education we give him at home is extended to the Kita and the same rules are to be followed, it makes parenting a lot easier.
My son is now 2 ½ years old and loves his Kita, when your child is happy to see you as you pick him up in the afternoon but as you are leaving the gate tells you “Mama, more Kita”, we have full confidence he is happy and well taken care of.»