L’écoline welcomes children from 1P to 6P in its “Parascolaire” section located in the Pavillon close to the College des Pâquis (only for children enrolled in College des Pâquis – St-Sulpice). L’écoline is officialy recognized and authorized by OAJE.
Children are accompanied by professional educators, 1 adult for 12 children (+ trainee)
We offer a pedagogy inspired mainly by the Reggio Emilia approach, but also by the forest school movement in general.
L’écoline Parascolaire section is open every weekday from 11:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. We request a minimum rate of 2 days, except for children coming only on Wednesdays.
Our meals are prepared and delivered by Kidelis.
The Commune provides us with a nice space in the Pavillon next to the main school. Smaller than our other sections, we strive to make the most of it. and to offer an inspiring, welcoming and functional environment. Children go outside, in the parc and the garden regularly as a complement of the schoolyard.
STATUS AND PARTNERSHIP
This service is offered thanks to a partnership with St-Sulpice Commune. It complements the UAPE La plage des pirates own service, which is a public, subsidized structure, related to AJESOL network. L’écoline, as an independant private un-subsidized structure can’t propose the same prices nor the same rules (for example in terms of prioritization), which explains the difference between the 2 offers.
We follow the school calendar of Vaud. During the public school holidays, l’écoline provides holiday clubs which are subject to a specific enrolment process and fee (except for 3 weeks in August and for 2 weeks over Christmas and the New Year).
Parents fill in the registration form after contacting l’écoline by email. Priorities are given to:
1. Families under contract with l’écoline who need 4 to 5 days/week (lunch time+afternoon)
2. New families who need 4 to 5 days/week (lunch time+afternoon)
3. Families under contract with l’écoline who need less than 4 days/week
4. New families who need less than 4 days/week
+ first come, first served !
In 2019, l’écoline opened the first coworking space inside a school for the parents (with an independent access), in partnership with The Village Coworking.
Parents can join in anytime to work or relax, with an annual subscription or ponctually, for example on Wednesdays or during holidays camps.
SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
L’écoline is the first school and nursery in Switzerland to receive B Corp certification, for our social and environmental positive impact !
We were also among the first to get the label Eco-Schools in Switzerland. Every year staff, children and parent-volunteers explore a theme related to nature and sustainability (food, waste, biodiversity…).