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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

  • September 15, 2016

Dear Parents,
Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running
! Go to to browse the latest books and order online. For every €1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20¢ in Scholastic Rewards.  Please place your order online by September 26th, 2016.

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

  • August 2016

Dear Parents,
We would like to inform you that the updated price list for the school year 2016/2017, is available here.

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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