Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visits by appointment, flexible supervision times upon request.
We are currently looking for the following support for our facility:
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8. March 2022
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20. December 2021
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The day-care centre Julius-Vosseler-Straße has two nursery groups for children from 11 months to 3 years and two kindergarten groups for children from 3 to 6 years with and without special 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.
We work according to a partially open concept, meaning there is a reference system for children in place with core groups (e.g. at morning circle, lunch) and the other activities take place across groups. This leads to a double use and opening of the group rooms, i.e. the individual rooms are at the same time theme-based spaces (see “Spatial concept”). This gives all the children the opportunity to take part in the activities. The children are able to pursue their own wishes and interests and thus further develop their skills, strengths and independence.
The basis for partially open work is active contribution, which we deem as central to our work. With a variety of methods, the children are able to have a say in everyday life at day-care and develop into independent and self-confident personalities.
Physical activity is the foundation of early childhood development. Our rooms, the outdoor grounds as well as regular excursions and scouting expeditions offer our children a variety of opportunities to be physically active and thereby improve psychomotor abilities.
Sustainability is also one of the focal points of our work. We take it into account in the food choices we take or in the way we treat the environment. We raise awareness of it with projects and in the day-care centre’s daily work.
- Excursions as an integral part of everyday life
- Bridge Year at day-care centre
- Getting to know and appreciate plants/nature, e.g. by playing a part in designing the garden
- Excursion lasting several days as from 2023
- Wholesome nutrition from predominantly controlled organic cultivation
- Active support of language learning through targeted activities
The documentation and support of the child’s development takes place, among other things, through educational and learning stories. Every child has his or her own folder in which these stories are kept.
Cooperation with parents/custodians
- Regular surveys with parents/custodians
- Parents’ council
- Parents’ evenings
- Conversations at drop-off and pick-up time
- Complaint management
- Annual development meetings
- Support offered by internal advisory team
- Celebrating parties together
- Taking part in the planning and implementation of project groups
- Scheduled sitting in on classes by parents/custodians is welcome
Day-care centre team
Qualified educators from a range of professions work at Finkenau’s facilities. Housekeeping and cleaning staff complete the team. It is also particularly important to us to provide qualified guidance to trainees.
In the staff meetings that take place regularly case discussions are held and pedagogical topics as well as conceptual and organisational matters discussed. 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.
The day-care centre Julius-Vosseler-Straße is a new building architecturally planned out with a spacious nursery and kindergarten section that are both located on the ground floor, i.e. on one level. The rooms in the kindergarten section can be connected to or separated from each other with a sliding door. An indoor play loft is situated in the nursery section.
- Four bright and large group rooms with different thematic priorities
- One multi-purpose room (studio and therapy room)
- Activity room
- Building and construction area
- Area for relaxing together and reading
- Role play, dance and theatre area
- Large hallway, partially with built-in wall and floor mirrors
- Bathrooms with research and play options
- Floor heating
The spacious, nature-themed outdoor area offers enough space for riding wheelies and lots of possibilities to be physically active and play. Raised beds are in planning for own use.
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.
The day-care centre Julius-Vosseler-Straße is part of a new building complex in Lokstedt and is located where the districts of Lokstedt, Stellingen and Eimsbüttel meet, close to Hagenbecks Tierpark zoo.