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Operational ground-plan

Target group

Children from six months to school age

Groups

The children are looked after basically in two groups according to their age. It is possible that at marginal times, or if there are only a few children present, only one group will be operational. Only two babies can be accepted per group.
Interaction between the groups: Mostly the two groups spend their days in the day-care centre independently of each other. Until the afternoon program, the groups are not mixed unless there is a special occasion and something has to be practised, or similar. Since, starting in the afternoon, an optional program is often on offer (e.g. dancing), a group may be dissolved and the children will be placed in their interest group. The teachers place emphasis on the children being able to experience as much uniform structure and rituals in their daily day-care routine as possible. This gives them a feeling of security and orientation, and helps them to express and develop their whole personality.

Places in the day-care centre

A maximum of 24 places, 12 places in two groups; one baby counts 1.5 places; for each group we take a maximum of two babies.

Care options

Full-day care
Half-day care
Required attendance: 2 full days minimum (=4 half days)

Languages

English and German

Facilities

The total surface area of the day-care centre is 309 square metres. The spacious facilities with high ceilings have a lot of daylight thanks to a large glass front. For each group there are two rooms, one of which is a resting room. In addition to the required group rooms for the children, there is a movement and play room within the day-care centre with a slide and trampoline. Further rooms in the day-care centre include a large kitchen, a children’s cinema, an office and toilets that are designed for children. In the entrance area there is a cloakroom for two children’s groups.

Outdoor area

Use of the public playgrounds nearby.

Meals

We make meals for mid-morning and mid-afternoon freshly each day for the children. Lunch is delivered by a catering firm. The children love our eating rituals; they sing, decorate and help to set the table.

Parents’ involvement

* Close collaboration with the children’s parents
* Educational counselling
* Talks with parents: participants are the parent or parents with the child’s primary carer in
the day-care centre, at least once a year (or more frequently if needs be) in an
undisturbed room; observations, experiences and impressions concerning the child’s
behaviour are exchanged
* Tips and advice on a spontaneous basis
* Openness of carers for suggestions, information and criticism by the parents