BarUhle 2



BarUhle 2 was opened in 2004 in the family-friendly Barmbek-Süd district as the eleventh institution of Stiftung Kindergärten Finkenau. Nursery children aged 1 to 3 years are looked after and accompanied in our facility. Our rooms with their “nest character” invite even the youngest to explore and discover their surroundings independently. A natural garden with a covered sandpit, a willow tunnel and a hill for climbing offer additional educational spaces for a wide range of movement and sensorial experiences.


BarUhle 2

Wohldorfer Str. 42
22081 Hamburg

Leitung: Nadine Ifland

Tel. (+49) 40 / 33 46 79 111

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General information

Opening hours

  • Monday – Friday
  • 7.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Visits by appointment (information for parents)
  • Flexible day-care times upon request

Job vacancies

Gerne können Sie uns aber eine Initiativ-Bewerbung zukommen lassen.


Childcare provision

BarUhle 2 consists of a partially open nursery group with an average of 21 children. They are supervised and accompanied by two full-time qualified educators, two part-time educators and one kitchen help. All children who are new to the facility are supported in the process of settling in following evaluated acclimatisation models for day-care centres.

Pedagogical activities

Different activities take place every day. They adhere to the Hamburg educational recommendations and are aligned with the needs of the nursery children (individual, age-specific and holistic care). Our work is process-oriented, i.e. the focus is on the process and not the product.

Participating in the prepared activities takes place on a voluntary basis:

  • Physical activity offers
  • Nutritional offers
  • Activities related to perception
  • Activities based on music
  • Garden days
  • Creative activities
  • Activities that focus on nature and environment


  • District explorations
  • Public transport
  • Excursions with the Foundation’s own vans (e.g. farm, nursery trip)
  • Library


  • Water and tea (no drinks containing sugar)
  • Low-sugar food
  • Separate lunch for those with allergies, intolerances or for vegetarians
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables every day
  • Wholefood
  • Mainly organic and regional products

Observation and documentation:

To record development processes, development statuses, development changes and competencies, the staff makes regular use of development profiles. In addition, the development of each child is documented in the so-called “Ich-Büchern” (“Me books”) portfolio. The nursery school teachers write, for example, educational and learning stories, thereby making progressive development “visible” for children and parents.

Cooperation with parents

  • Annual parental survey
  • Parents’ council (“Voice of the parents”)
  • Parents’ evenings
  • Conversations at drop-off and pick-up time
  • Annual development meetings
  • Active contribution to celebration and events (Advent celebration, summer party, garden day, festival of lights)


The BarUhle 2 nursery opened in October 2004 in a separate flat-roofed building next to a paediatric practice as the eleventh facility of Stiftung Kindergärten Finkenau.

Nursery team

Qualified educators from a range of professions work at Finkenau’s facilities. Housekeeping and cleaning staff are also an integral part of the team. We are particularly committed to providing interns with qualified training.

Some teams receive additional support from volunteers or federal volunteers (“Bundesfreiwillige”).

Case discussions are held and pedagogical topics as well as conceptual and organisational matters discussed at the staff meetings that take place regularly. Our employees’ documentation and observation of the children’s development is an essential part of the work. All employees attend training courses on a regular basis.

Spatial layout

Interior spaces

  • Kitchen
  • Guest toilet
  • Playroom/sleeping area
  • Multifunctional dining/group room
  • Children’s cloakroom
  • Washroom

Outdoor grounds

  • Covered sandpit (thatched roof)
  • Hills for clambering and tree trunks
  • Climbing course made from logs
  • Balance beam
  • Willow tunnel and tipi
  • Road for wheelers
  • Water area
  • “Nest swing”
  • Slide
  • Flowerbeds, fruit and vegetable beds

Appointments 2022

We always strive to keep our news on appointments up-to-date, but binding statements and announcements as well as information on closing times are only available from the facility itself.