In an expat environment such as Geneva, you have the choice of putting your child in local nurseries or private nurseries, with many different language options.
“Learning a second language at an early age has a positive effect on intellectual growth and leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and improved listening skills.”
From September 2020, GES Nursery offers an immersive English and French mother tongue experience.
A mother-tongue English and French teacher will be teaching and engaging the children in each language throughout the day and children have the opportunity to participate in activities in English as well as in French.
“The emphasis is on creating an immersive environment, where children learn both languages in a playful, fluid and natural way before moving on to more formal learning,” says Ms. Houghton.