- Monday – Friday
- 6.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
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In the nursery, children from 12 months to 3 years of age are looked after in three groups. In the kindergarten section, seven groups and one Bridge Year group are available. 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.
Physical activity and language development of children are particularly important to us in our work.
The Kinderhaus is designated in the federal programme as a language day-care centre and also offers for all children extended language support that is integrated into everyday life with the funded “Kita+” programme. The documentation and support of the child’s development takes place, among other things, through the educational and learning stories. These are stored in the children’s personal folders, which are accessible to the children at any time as a central portfolio.
In the last year before regular school enrolment, children who turn 5 by the cut-off date of 30 June take part in the Bridge Year. In a set group, homogeneous in terms of age, the following different learning areas are conveyed to the children in an age-appropriate way:
- “Body, physical activity and health”
- “Social and cultural environment”
- “Arts and crafts”
- “Nature – environment – technology”
The Hamburg educational recommendations are taken into account in the process.
Cooperation with parents
- Annual parental survey
- Parents’ council
- Parents’ evenings with educational topics
- Conversations at drop-off and pick-up time
- Complaint management
- Annual development meetings
- Support offered by internal advisory team
- Networking in the district
- Mediation of advisory services in the district
- Family-friendly café
- Various annual celebrations
- “Schatzsuche” (translated as “Treasure Hunt”) parents’ programme, certified by the Hamburg Committee for Health Promotion e.V. (HAG)
- Parents’ programme “Triple P”
Kinderhaus Furtweg was founded in 1989 by parents from Eidelstedt. In 2006, Kinderhaus Furtweg was taken over as the 13th facility of Stiftung Kindergärten Finkenau. After the decision to dismantle the old building to make room for a new house, the Kinderhaus moved into containers in 2012 for just over two years. Since August 2014 the Kinderhaus is once again accommodated at the old location in a new building on a total of two floors.
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.
On the ground floor in a separate, quiet area, several nursery rooms are connected by sliding doors, thus granting a partially open care concept for the children. A children’s restaurant for the nursery children, a large activity room with different motion elements that can be used flexibly and a splash area in the sanitary facilities round up the offer. In addition, all nursery groups can enter and use the front and back garden areas through direct patio doors if necessary.
For the kindergarten children, there are various learning rooms / group rooms located on the first floor that are connected by sliding doors.
- Relaxation room
- Role play room
- Building and constructing
- Music room
Thanks to the partially open educational concept, all children participate in the various activities in the learning rooms according to their interests and needs.
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.