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The bilingual Eulennest day-care centre is located in the Barmbek-Süd district in a new building directly adjacent to a senior citizens’ residence. We look after nursery and kindergarten children as well as children with special needs. The diverse educational activities include early childhood research and discovery learning, psychomotor skills, arts and crafts, theatre and role plays as well as excursions, travels and close cooperation with the neighbouring senior citizens’ centre. In addition, the Bridge Year group is an integral part of our work. The day-care centre comes with spacious outdoor grounds.



Finkenau 11a
22081 Hamburg

Leitung: Johanna Heise

Tel. (+49) 40 / 33 46 79 020

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General information

Opening hours

  • Monday – Friday
  • 7 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
  • Flexible childcare times
  • Visits by prior arrangement

Job vacancies

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


Childcare provision

The childcare provision includes a nursery for children from 11 months to 3 years and a kindergarten for children between 3 and 6 years. There are also places for children with early intervention needs. All children who are new to the facility are helped in the process of settling in following evaluated acclimatisation models for day-care centres.

The Eulennest is a bilingual day-care centre, which works following the principle of immersion instruction in German and English.

Educational offer

The aim of our educational work is to impart to the children a foundation for them to be able to develop into independent and self-confident people. One priority of our educational work is physical activity as the basis of development. This is fostered through psychomotor activities for indoors and outside. In addition, we work bilingually in German and English in accordance with the principle of immersion.

Another priority of ours is the close cooperation with the neighbouring senior citizen centre. Joint activities take place on a regular basis.

The children’s development is monitored and documented with the help of educational and learning stories.

Further educational activities

  • Language support
  • Regular activities pertaining to road safety education
  • Creative work
  • Philosophising with children
  • Early musical education from an external specialist
  • Bridge Year work (preschool) [article (in German)]
  • Theme days/weeks, for forest days [PDF]
  • Baking [PDF]

Cooperation with parents

  • Annual parental survey
  • Parents’ council
  • Parents’ evenings
  • Conversations at drop-off and pick-up time
  • Complaint management
  • Annual development meetings
  • Support offered by internal advisory team
  • Extensive informational interview
  • Regular newsletter
  • Parent cafés
  • Organisation of celebrations


The Eulennest day-care centre was Stiftung Kindergärten Finkenau’s second establishment, set up already 24 years ago. Since April 2012 it has been located in the new building at Finkenau 11a. Eulennest is located in a traffic-restricted street behind the senior citizens’ residence “Pflege und Wohnen” in the Finkenau quarter.

It takes approx. seven minutes on foot to reach it from the Mundsburg underground station (U3).

Day-care centre 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

The Eulennest day-care centre is based in a new building that was planned out architecturally to provide a spacious nursery and kindergarten section as well as a large outdoor area (600 square metres) with a sandpit, swings, etc. We also share outdoor grounds with our neighbours from the senior citizen centre.


  • Five bright and spacious group rooms with individual thematic priorities and learning areas
  • Studio and creative areas
  • Building room
  • Theatre workshop
  • Activity rooms
  • Huge bathtub for getting used to water
  • Several lavatories
  • Sleeping areas in the nursery
  • Halls for romping about

Additional equipment

  • Floor heating
  • Adjusted spotlights
  • Many windows in the building
  • Elevated platforms in the group rooms

Appointments 2022

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