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Learning Letters & Numbers in a Theme-based

Well-Rounded Curriculum


Where Learning and Fun go Hand-in-Hand


Exploring & Discovering our Environment

Enjoying nature and outside play

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Harnessing the Creative Minds & Artistic Skills

Through arts & crafts

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Fun and Dynamic Programs from 0-12 Years Old Children

Welcome to our bilingual daycare, preschool, kindergarten, after-school clubs and primary school!

We at Hands-On Kids International Preschool in Effretikon, warmly welcome you to our website! Our commitment is to provide high quality and positive nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten experiences in English and in German. Holiday and classes for children attending regional kindergartens and primary schools as well as lunch, parent & child activities supplement our range of services. Our immersion learning allows native speakers as well as non-native speakers to experience “hands-on” learning in a fun and stimulating environment. We hope you enjoy the glimpse into our extensive activities for children, and we look forward to your visit! Browse our website ... read more

Team Member School Directress &

Judith Jovellano Ravas

is from the Philippines and has worked at Hands-On Kids since 2002 as a Preschool teacher, and since 2012 as owner.

She holds a Bachelor degree of Science in Community Health Development & Management and has a Master’s Degree in Public Health. She lives together with her Filipino/Swiss husband and their two boys in Effretikon.

Our Programs

Bilingual Kindergarten
See all of our Programs here

Our latest News

Do not Forget

  • October 26, 2016

Anyone who wants to experience an American style Halloween party, especially for kids up to 10 years old! Simply wear a costume of your choice! On Wednesday, October 26, 14:30-16:30. Find more info in the invitation file.

Warm regards,
Your HOK Team

  • August 29, 2016

Available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 09:30-11:30 , this program gives parents the opportunity to have fun with their children from ages 0—5 years old ... read more

  • November 10, 2016

Come join our turnip lantern parade - where we will all sing and walk together through the dark forest and then enjoy a finger food buffet by the lights of our lanterns. On Thursday, November 10, 2016 17:00-19:00 . Find more info in the invitation file.

Warm regards,
Your HOK Team

Hands-On Kids

All the rules and regulations regarding registration, withdrawal, school holidays, cancellations, compensations, and more! Please read before signing the enrollment form.

Our Corporate Sponsors

  • Klein Computer System AG
  • Dance Gallery
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Jegen AG
  • tesa tape Schweiz AG
  • Crea Casa
  • Keller Optik AG
  • Coop Group
  • just-relaxed GmbH
  • Obst & Gemüse vom Bauernhof Peter Weber
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