We work professionally as well as with our hearts and understanding. These qualities and an educational approach to childcare make our team outstanding. It’s our special know-how and enthusiasm for a longterm and valuable pedagogical work in cooperation with the kids and parents that distinguish our company. A respectful and professional collaboration within the team as well as with the parents/guardians is possible through further training, team building and quality management spread over the whole year. The future team will be made of two groups. The children will be cared for by two qualified childcare employees, and apprentice or trainee per group.
Founder / daycare manager
Sandra Mannhart is a qualified childcare specialist with extended experience in the field of childcare. Sandra completed the Management in NPO course. To be able to be a small part of a child life is something she greatly appreciates. To accompany a child’s first steps in life and to support and encourage a child in their development is something Sandra is passionate about. It is very important for her, that your child is feeling accepted with us and live and develop in its childhood. Sandra became a mother of two wonderful children (2018 & 2021), enjoys every moment and is happy to connect family and work.
Co-founder / Administration
Oliver Both is a trained merchandiser with a bachelor degree of Science ZFH in Business Administration with Major in Banking & Finance and worked as a Junior Client Advisor at Rothschild Bank in Zurich. During several years as a team leader of ‚Jungwacht-Blauring’ he gained leadership experience and shared exciting and valueable moments with kids of every age. A respectful and professional handling between the kids, the employees and the parents is essential for him, whereby he supports Sandra in individual leadership and administrative tasks. Oliver became a father of two wonderful children (2018 & 2021), enjoys every moment and is happy to connect family and work..
Groupleader Crabs, qualified childcare specialist, vocational training manager & deputy daycare manager
Jordan has successfully completed her training as a childcare specialist in the summer of 2019. Through her training position she brings a lot of experience in Montessori education and is now looking forward to apply this experience in her work with Lake Side Kids. To accept new challenges is Jordan’s challenge and has a very motivating effect on her. She appreciates the opportunity to carry out activities with the children and to support and encourage them individually in their daily care.
Qualified childcare specialist Crabs & Turtles
Apprenticeship 2022 – 2025 Crabs
Seraina has already completed a 1-year internship in a daycare before she joined us in April 2021. Seraina is very happy that she can fill her knowledge backpack from April 21 to summer 22 to then complete the 3-year training as a childcare specialist with us until summer 2025. She likes to use her athletic nature in everyday life with the children and also loves to be creative with them.
Intern, Apprenticeship starting summer 2024 Crabs
After Naomi has finished secondary school in the summer of 2023, she is now looking forward to her internship year to then complete her training as a childcare specialist with us. Music and sports are two important elements in Naomi’s life and she also loves nature – her goal is to inspire the children for nature, music and sports and she is looking forward to exploring new things together with the children.
Groupleader Flamingos Qualified childcare specialist
Patricia successfully completed her training as a childcare specialist in summer 2018 and already has experience in group leadership. Her motivation to work with children is to learn from them, to accompany and lovingly support them in their first important years of life.
Trainee (EFZ in recognition process), Flamingos
Gentiana is very happy to be a part of Lake Side Kids. She has already completed her training as a care specialist abroad and has been able to gain a lot of experience. In the fall of 2023, the recognition process for her diploma should be completed, so Gentiana will support the daycare center as a trained care specialist.
Apprenticeship summer 2023 – 2026 Flamingos
Daniela really enjoys working with the children because she is fascinated to accompany and care for children in their development. She gets exciting to watch them play and to discover nature with them on walks. Daniela enjoys showing the children new topics from our daily life. In doing so, the children’s well-being is always Daniela’s top priority.
Intern, Apprenticeship starting summer 2024 Flamingos
Groupleader Turtles and qualified childcare specialist
Monica successfully completed her training in the summer of 2014 and has already been able to gain a lot of valuable experience as a group leader. What she likes most about her work is the spontaneity of the children and that she can observe small progress in the development of her group of children every day. She attaches great importance to the different needs of the children and responds to them individually.
Apprenticeship summer 2023 – 2025 Turtles
Apprenticeship summer 2023 – 2026 Crabs & Turtles
Ilenia was able to gain first experiences during her internship in a daycare before she joined us in August 2022. Good interaction with children and communication are very close to her heart. Her strengths include friendliness, motivation and humor. During her one-year internship with us until the summer of 2023, she will gain further valuable experience and then complete her 3-year training as a childcare specialist with us until the summer of 2026.
Intern, Apprenticeship starting summer 2024 Turtles
Denise has already completed a internship in a daycare and is looking forward to gaining more experience in the coming year in order to be optimally prepared for her training as a childcare specialist in the summer of 2024. She enjoys singing with the children, is creative and likes to spend time with the children outdoors in nature.
Groupleader Hippos, qualified childcare specialist & vocational training manager
Belda successfully completed her training as a childcare specialist in summer 2016 and already has several years of experience as a group leader. Her strengths include patience, perseverance and resilience. At the same time, she never disregards the needs of the children. As a person who is always upbeat and in a good mood, coupled with her cultural background, she is always able to establish a very good relationship with all stakeholders.
qualified childcare specialist Hippos & Flamingos
Jessica successfully completed her three-year training as a childcare specialist, including a pre-apprenticeship, in the summer of 2023 and is now supporting two groups in her important role as a jumper. Working with the children motivates her every day and shows her again and again how colorful, creative and open they make our time together.
Apprenticeship 2021 – 2024 Hippos
Patrick has already completed an internship at a daycare from 2019 – 2020 and is happy to be part of Lake Side Kids now. Patrick also aims to complete the training as a childcare specialist. He is looking forward to expand his knowledge and to contribute his skills to the Kita.
Intern, Apprenticeship starting summer 2024 Hippos
More about Marisa will be available soon.
qualified childcare specialist Hippos & Flamingos
Bleona successfully completed her three-year training as a childcare specialist, including a pre-apprenticeship, in the summer of 2021 and is now supporting two groups in her important role as a jumper. She enjoys introducing new topics to the children in a playful way and supporting them in their development. In addition, it is very important to Bleona to promote the autonomy of the children and to let them participate in all areas of everyday life.
Qualified childcare specialist Flamingos & Hippos
Ambra originally studied philosophy in Italy and then educational science. During her studies she became more and more interested in early childhood development. She is very happy to have found with Kita Lake Side Kids an environment in which children are warmly appreciated and encouraged. Ambra is looking forward to a beautiful and above all colourful time with the children in the Kita.
Our cleaning lady actively supports the team in all household chores and thoroughly cleans the daycare on a regular basis. She has several years of experience in different companies. With her support, we can implement the guidelines from our hygiene concept even better.