- Monday – Friday
- 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Visits by prior arrangement
- Flexible day-care times upon request
Our day-care centre looks after children with and without early intervention needs from the first year of life until they start school. The day-care centre is run bilingually in German and Russian. There are two nursery groups, two kindergarten groups and one Bridge Year group. If necessary, the children receive support or can be part of early intervention programmes.
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 follow the Hamburg educational recommendations.
- Physical activity (indoors und outside)
- Project work: our projects are especially geared towards the children’s interests and development issues
- Day-care centre trip / overnight stays
- Bridge Year group in German as preparation for school
- Educational and learning stories: we accompany and document the development of the children with educational and learning stories in order to make learning experiences visible and relatable for the children and their parents
The children receive healthy and wholesome food from our caterer “De Köök”.
Cooperation with parents
- Themed parents’ evenings
- Involvement of parents in project work
- Annual parental survey
- Parents’ council
- Conversations at drop-off and pick-up time
- Complaint management
- Annual development meetings
- Support offered by internal advisory team
The Mucklas day-care centre was opened in Lokstedt in autumn 2009 as a bilingual German-Russian day-care centre (following the principle of immersion). The facility is surrounded by a nature-themed playground with sandpits, water channels, herb and vegetable patches. It borders on a forest and is located near the Niendorfer Gehege recreational area.
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.
- Two bright and friendly rooms per group that can be connected with or closed off from each other, both with mezzanine play structures
- Nursery washroom with changing table, child-height toilets and bathtub
- Washroom for kindergarten children with bathtub and changing facilities
- Two cloakrooms
- Laboratory for experimenting
- Activity room
- Therapy and music room
- Dining room with integrated kitchen
- Large hallway with plenty of space to run and romp about, with climbing and chalking walls
- Entrance hall
- Parents’ corner
- Two sandpits
- Water supply for water games
- Adjacent forest and surrounding playgrounds
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.