Academics - Early Years

JE1: Nursery / Pre-kindergarten

Supportive Learning environment

Official French & British Curriculum

The early years programme is spread between two classes, based on the official French and British curriculum: Je1 is the equivalent to the French Petite et Moyenne Sections (Preschool and Pre-kindergarten), Je2 is the French Grande Section equal to reception in the UK.

We welcome children from an early age in order to familiarize them with bilingualism and the basic principles of community life.

We pride ourselves on providing a nurturing and welcoming start to school life, we strive to create an environment specifically designed to meet the needs of each individual child.

We offer an excellent curriculum providing first class Early Years teaching with an emphasis on a bilingual approach.

Early Years Nursery in Villars

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Quick Facts

Ages 3 to 4

The JE1 Section is available for pupils from 3 to 4 years old.

Girls & Boys

Co-educational school where girls and boys can socialise.

6 to 12 students

Individual approach, all of our classes are with 6 to 12 pupils.

Official Curriculum

Based upon the National French and UK curriculum.

Warm and Friendly Atmosphere

Parents often remark on the warm and friendly atmosphere in our Nursery School, where each child’s developmental, social and emotional needs are met, and their progress is continually assessed.

Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace

Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace which allows them to flourish and develop their whole-self in a nurturing and secure environment.

The weekly timetable is based on several workshops, allowing the children to approach various subjects such as French, English, mathematics, graphics, music, baking, rhythm, singing, drama, handicrafts … while leaving lots of time for play and discovery.

We work on developing autonomy, socialization, discovering the world and how to live together harmoniously.

Engaging Program

As their days are busy, rest and relaxation periods are scheduled every day so that our little pupils can take full advantage of all activities.

The week is made up of several disciplines in the form of workshops that allow our young students to tackle different activities such as French, English, mathematics, graphics, music, baking, rhythm, songs, theatre, gross and fine motor skills… while leaving plenty of room for games, play, interaction and discovery. 

Respectful of the child’s rhythm and needs

The class timetable respects the child’s rhythm and needs, whilst allowing activities to run smoothly.

The school welcomes for children in the JE1 class as of 3 years old, 5 days per week (from 8.30 am to 4pm) except Wednesday from 8.30 to noon. There are more possibilities if you wish, the minimum proposed is 4 mornings including or excluding lunch. with the option optional afternoons from 1.30 to 4pm.

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Préfleuri has pupils from over the world and also welcomes local children from the immediate area too. Préfleuri currently has  14 different nationalities from around the world including Europe, America,  Asia and Australia.  

Whether you are one of the youngest or one of the oldest the whole team makes it their mission to help you feel at home as quickly as possible.  The Boarding team will take care of you as soon as you arriveand show you around the school. They will help you to organize your things and support you with your homework. 

Préfleuri is conveniently close to Geneva and other airports. Airport transfers are usually arranged with other international students who are catching flights on the same day.



We offer balanced and varied menus and respect cultural differences.We offer traditional, European, home cooking. During their stay your children will also taste Swiss culinary specialities, such as fondue and raclette.Not to mention our themed buffet feasts that thrill, and educate, the taste buds of our young gourmets…