Flohkiste 2

The two Flohkiste facilities (Flohkiste is translated as “flea box”) are located in Barmbek Süd (close to Alstercity and Prassek Park). Cooperation based on mutual trust with colleagues and parents is very important to us, as only with it can we a good environment for the care and support of the nursery and kindergarten children. Our educational offers are varied, as all of our colleagues bring in different working priorities. The room design is spacious thanks to the hall and wide corridors, among other things, and offers all children the opportunity to evolve freely and pursue their needs and interests.


Flohkiste 2

Weidestraße 126
22083 Hamburg

Leitung: Ina Kruse

Tel. (+49) 40 / 33 46 79 220


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General information

Opening hours

  • Monday – Friday
  • 7.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
  • Flexible day-care times upon request
  • Visits by prior arrangement

Job vacancies

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


Childcare provision

We offer nursery and kindergarten places, for each in one group.

All children who are new to the facility are helped in the process of settling in following evaluated acclimatisation models for day-care centres.

Educational offer

We support the children holistically in their development. To this end, we especially follow the concept of educational and learning stories as suggested by Margret Carr. This suggests documenting the development of the children by writing educational and learning stories and observing the children individually, thereby identifying their needs and interests. With appropriate activities, every child can develop at his/her own pace and finetune skills according to his/her current field of interest. We place particular emphasis on the adoption of social-emotional skills.

Recurring/regular activities

  • Varied opportunities to be active according to psychomotor principles
  • Healthy nutrition from predominantly controlled organic cultivation, fresh food all day, communal meals in the groups
  • Language support integrated in the daily routine
  • A host of excursions for all age groups (museums, theatre, library, forest)
  • Bridge Year group

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
  • Visiting the day-care centre or joining excursions are possible at any time


The premises of the Flohkiste II facility were rented in spring 2009 and converted and renovated to suit the needs of the day-care centre. As the sister facility of the Flohkiste day-care centre, both establishments are only separated by a hallway and work closely together.

Certain rooms are used by both facilities for overarching educational activities, for example the activity room. Outings and activities like summer parties and lantern festivals as well as the annual children’s trip are undertaken together.

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

  • Two large rooms with learning areas and directly adjacent bathroom for the kindergarten children
  • Two nursery rooms including quiet area and bathroom for the nursery children
  • Large kitchen with dining area and play area
  • Cloakroom and hallway with climbing wall
  • Information area for parents
  • Shared playing and digging area with the “Flohkiste” day-care centre right next to the building
  • Various playgrounds within walking distance

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.