We are online

Foundations For Learning has transitioned to distance learning. Our dedicated team of teachers, psychologists and learning support professionals are now offering online support including:

  • Dyslexia Reading Program
  • Maths & English Tutoring
  • Academic Writing Tutoring
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Psychological Support

Contact us to see how we can help.

firm Foundations for unique ways of learning

Foundations For Learning has an extensive team of highly qualified teachers, psychologists, behavioural analysts and speech and language therapists.  We provide high quality and evidence based interventions to help every student realise their full potential.


Foundations for Learning was established by Sylvia Leck in 2009 as a fully registered non-profit foundation. We provide support to students and families across Switzerland with offices in the Zürich and Basel area. We also provide consultation to families and schools and run workshops and training for teachers and parents.  We have a wide range of highly qualified practitioners working in disciplines such as teaching, psychology, behavioural analysis and speech and language.  Our guiding principle is to always work in a respectful, collaborative and professional manner to meet the needs of each individual.


Donations are essential to the accomplishment of Foundations for Learning mission. Through the kind generosity of our community we are able to undertake important tasks that range from covering operating budget shortfalls to supporting teacher continuing education and tuition assistance to making capital improvements like a new facility. At the Foundations for Learning we strive to keep our fees as low as possible and rely on the generous support of our current families, alumni families and friends of the school to help us meet our annual operating budget.


“My first contact with FFL was in 2010. I was referred to Paul Decker as my son was experiencing a personal problem. The initial meeting with Paul Decker & Sylvia Leck was the start of a supportive journey for me personally. Paul worked wonders with my son, his caring personality & understanding of children won over not only my son but me too. Over the years I have turned to both Sylvia & Paul for advice, support & at times just someone who will listen. Their experience, knowledge & ability to deal with both children & parents is a strength of the Foundation. They are provide a supportive environment which allows for children to achieve their full potential.”

A Parent

“In establishing a special needs screening process for the company, we have worked closely with Foundations for Learning for the past six months. They have provided support throughout each stage of the process including professional development for teachers, use of identification checklists, and undertaking the actual screening of students. We have found them very professional to work with and their knowledge and expertise has been greatly appreciated. We will continue to work closely with them in the future.”

Janet Meister
Quality Development
SIS Swiss International School

“If you’re considering the TA course – do it! Every session was really insightful and interesting. The participants were a wonderful and diverse group of people and we had some brilliant group discussions. The presenters delivered the content really well and brought a lot of practical experiences to the discussions. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt that I developed not only professionally but personally too. Subsequent to the course I have gone on to do some assistant learning support through FFL. Overall, a great experience which I would highly recommend!”

Teaching Assistant Participant

“I found the Teaching Assistant’s course offered by the Foundations for Learning to be the perfect mix of theoretical input, practical examples and stimulating exercises.  Over tens sessions, we learned about the role of a teacher’s assistant, as well as about fundamental aspects of child education. In addition to the content itself, what made this course particularly unique for me was the variety of professionals involved and how I got to learn about each topic directly from an expert in the field. And of course, a part from firing up our neurons on Saturday morning, we had plenty of laughs and fun! I can definitely say that if I had not already, I would take this course again.”

Teaching Assistant Participant


“Our oldest son was 13 years old when we moved to Switzerland. Soon after we moved, we noticed he was struggling – feeling ‘not good enough’ and increasingly anxious. We reached out to Dr. Paul Decker and started counselling sessions. The improvement in our son’s well-being was remarkable. With Dr. Decker’s support, our son learned strategies to overcome his negative self-talk and how to deal with the pressures of school and friendships. He reported that their sessions have made him feel more confident and happier which has made the world of difference in his daily life. We highly recommend Dr. Decker’s services if you are concerned about your child’s well-being and are seeking a holistic and patient-centered approach.”


A  Parent

Contact us

+41 (0)78 912 61 55


Schwäntenmos 4

8126 Zumikon