Tandem IMS Erlenbach

Discover our new location in ERLENBACH

Bilingual Early Years and Pre-School (0-4 years)



Welcome to Tandem IMS in Erlenbach. We are delighted that you are considering being a part of our multilingual day school (German, English and French) and very excited to introduce you to our new location. Our videos we will give you an introduction to Erlenbach, our Early Years and Pre-School programme as well as Tandem IMS as a whole.

Erlenbach - a First Introduction

Join us on a tour through our new location in Erlenbach. You will get a first impression of the rooms / spaces and plans.

Early Years & Pre-School

Julia Helling, Head of Early Years & Pre-School, talks about her experience and the curriculum of Early Years and Pre-School.

Tandem IMS

Neal Brown, School Director, introduces you to our unique concept of multilingualism for children between 0-12 years.

Erlenbach - Tandem IMS Early Years and Pre-School

Fact Sheet

Opening: Monday, 8th August 2022

  • Early Years and Pre-School for children from 0-4 years
  • Bilingual (German / English)
  • Art Room, Movement Room, Lunch Room
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Parking for parents to drop off / pick up their child/ren
  • 2 min. walk to Erlenbach train station

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday from 07:30 until 18:30

Tandem IMS, Seestrasse 57, 8703 Erlenbach, 043 500 14 60, erlenbach@tandem-ims.ch


Parents of Andrew

Tandem was the best choice and the best investment for our child. Tandem makes parents confident that their child is in the best hands. The experience, the education and the engagement level of the teachers is set at the highest standards. And as a bonus, our little son was taught in 2 languages, so that for the Kindergarten he is well prepared and speaks, without any difficulties, German and English on top of Russian. Without any hesitations, our younger little baby was also enrolled at Tandem.

Andrew and his family
Early Years and Pre-School
Mother and Cedric

We were impressed how quickly Cédric settled in which was also due to the warm and caring atmosphere that welcomed him. Cédric loved to go to Tandem as he found an environment that adapted to his needs and gave him brain food (he is a very curious boy). We felt that the excellent teachers recognize the strengths of each child individually and support children to develop further. During his time at Tandem, Cédric progressed impressively and he always felt very safe and was very eager to go to Tandem.

Cédric and his mum

At Tandem, I really felt that the children were growing their knowledge and improving their language skills in both, English and German. Caspar entered at the age of 4 into kindergarten 1 and stayed for 2 years. He could not speak one word of English and German when he joined, since we speak Italian and Russian at home. When he finished kindergarten 2 at the age of 6, he could communicate very well in both English and German and we were very proud of him.

Caspar and his dad
Mariana and mum

Mariana thrived in the familiar atmosphere of Tandem. The bilingual education prepared her well for further language study, and the teachers were very professional, committed and caring of my child’s needs. After leaving Tandem, Mariana settled exceptionally well in her new school and was academically well prepared for the new demands. Thank you, Tandem!

Mariana and her mum
Primary School

Neven started in Kiga 1 and stayed until the end of Primary 6, a total of 8 years. He is a very active and lively boy. All the different teachers he had at Tandem IMS were able to motivate and interest him through all these years. They recognised his strengths and supported him when needed. Neven successfully passed the Gymiprüfung and also in Gymnasium it shows how well he is prepared for learning in a demanding environment. As we’re both working parents we always felt understood and supported by Tandem IMS. If we would start again with a younger child we would choose Tandem IMS again.

Neven and his mum
Primary School

Tandem IMS's sense of community and the depth of care and dedication teachers and staff bring to the school, is what makes it so special. At Tandem IMS, teachers get to know each child individually and take time to understand the best ways to help them learn and grow. Children learn to treat each other with respect, work together, and to appreciate differences of background, identity, and perspective. Both socially and academically, our son greatly benefitted from Tandem IMS's nurturing learning environment.

Viggo and his parents

Emma enjoyed the inspiring environment, the caring teachers and the super interesting curriculum. Each day was different and the children learned a lot by going through the various subjects that were spread throughout the year. A lot of effort also goes into organising special events through which the children can discover the entire world. Emma benefited a lot from Tandem and was now ready to go to kindergarten. We are very grateful for the great time Emma spent at Tandem IMS and are missing the team a lot!

Emma and her mum
Early Years and Pre-School