Children First Association was established in 2006 by Monica Shah, an expert in early years education, to provide high quality care and education for children in the international community in Zurich.

As the school has grown, we have retained our core commitment to providing education and support on a personal level. We feel privileged to be one of the first places outside the home where children make friends and begin their education; our multi-age groups are structured like a big family, in which each child is encouraged to enhance their own personality, while learning to interact with others.

The curricula we offer enable children to acquire fundamental life skills, as well as a solid academic foundation. The internationally recognised Montessori methodology supports practical skills development using teaching methods that promote creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, care of the environment and sociable learning.

The UK Foundation Stage Early Years Curriculum ensures children are well prepared to start kindergarten with us and to transition into local, bilingual or large international schools.

The strong relationships with all the children here are complemented by our work in partnership with parents. Our priorities are aligned and everyone involved has the best experience of their child’s special formative years.

We are looking forward to discussing with you how we can create the best start in life for your child.