Advice for families during the coronavirus crisis

Dear parents,

all relevant information on the opening of daycare centres during the coronavirus pandemic of the State of Berlin can be found here. You can find all information on regular operation under the continued conditions of the coronavirus pandemic in the daycare centres of the studierendenWERK BERLIN here. You can find the open letter from our umbrella association here.

 

Close to the University
Spacious, close-to-nature outdoor areas, well-equipped rooms, each with a very unique educational profile: studierendenWERK BERLIN’s seven day care centers are attractive living and learning environments for children from those aged 0 to those about to start school.

Kitas

Kita at the HWR

The day care center is located in Haus C of the Berlin School of Economics and Law - directly on the campus. It accommodates up to 45 children.

Our day care center at a glance

Our pedagogical concept is based on the Berliner Bildungsprogramm (Berlin Education Program). On the basis of this, we can secure a holistic education.

One of our aims is to prepare the children for a sustainable life and to enable them to participate in all aspects of their daily lives. Language is an important tool to exchange thoughts, wishes, and feelings. This is why we support the linguistic development and combine it with a lot of other educational areas. Or house is open to the ideas, creativity, and fantasy of the children. We provide the children with support and room for creativity. Apart from this, we offer the children diverse experiences in nature and their surroundings. The children also learn about causal relationships in nature, the environment, and technology.

Open Play

The children are allowed to spend  most part of the day by choosing what they want to play with and how. Playing is how children express their inner lives and how they acquire knowledge. It is oftentimes not enough for children to have things explained to them, they have to be able to grasp and to feel them. The children deal with the world that is surrounding them within their play and gain important learning experiences. Our task is to observe the children in their play and, when needed,  to support them with impulses or help.

Trips

Our day care center is attended  by children who do not come from all over Berlin. This is why it is important to us to take them to the surrounding area and to familiarize them with it. Depending on the current offers, we also visit Berlin theatres, cinemas, and museums with the children.

Forest Day

On our regular excursions to the forest the children enjoy this special living environment. They experience the cycles of nature and are able to observe diverse local animals and plants. Together we explore the special value nature has for us humans in order to develop an understanding and respect for the environment and other living beings.

“Olympia calls: Join in!”

Since April, our day care center is a member of the German program “Olympia ruft: Mach mit!” (“Olympia calls: Join in!”). The focus of this program is healthy living. The aim is to familiarize children, parents, and caregivers with health topics. They learn about healthy nutrition, learning through movement, fair play and relaxation. Parts of the project are workshops like back support gymnastics, movement games, team building workshops and workshops about stress management.

Festivals and celebrations

In the course of a day care year, we have many opportunities to celebrate. Feasts are important to us because they offer a break in our everyday routines, are fun and leave us with beautiful memories. We celebrate traditional holidays from our intercultural calendar. Our annual summer festival is another highlight of the day care year. For our preschool children there is an annual children's festival in the "Freiraum" - the event hall of the culture department of  studierendenWERK.

Sleep-Over

A special event in the day care year is the annual sleep-over in our facility. We organize this event together with the children. A night without their parents is a challenge the children enjoy to face as they can be with their friends and caregivers throughout this event. In our experience, the children keep this event in their memories for a long time. Participation is negotiated with the children and caregivers.

The day care center has large and bright rooms.For their individual needs we have created different areas in which they have the opportunity to rest, move around, use their creativity and to role-play.

These areas are divided into functional rooms or functional corners. Two higher levels expand the children’s play and movement area, which they like to use without being disturbed. There is a construction corner, a role-play area, an art studio area, a quiet room and a space for building caves. We use the big corridor with its climbing frame as a space for movement. Most of the toys and materials are accessible to the children so that they can decide what they want to play with.

It is important to us that the children move a lot and enjoy it. We usually go to our facility’s playground every day and in almost any weather condition. There the children can can romp, climb, swing, slide, dig, and explore nature. The playground has swings, climbing frames, a slide, learner bikes, big sandboxes, and a water connection for water fun in the summer months.

Closing times 2019
23.12. - 31.12.

Closing times 2020
02.01. - 03.01.
22.05.
20.07.-10.08.
11.09.
23.12.-31.12.

Location

Location

Badensche Straße 50/51
10825 Berlin (Tempelhof-Schöneberg district)
030 93939 - 8460
 
Care hours: 
Mon - Fri: 07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Administration’s office hours:
subject to agreement by telephone kindergarten management:
Alexandra Möritz-Ciafone deputy kindergarten management:
Sabrina Bodewitz

Karte

Photo gallery

Organisational questions

Organisational questions

Your child is already born? Are you a student or an employee at one of our partner universities? Then you can reserve your child for a place in one of our day care centers.Please use the online form. Registration and the agreement of the contract are done in the facility in question. In the day care centers reservation lists for the children are used for the allocation of places.

All of our daycare places are currently occupied. Therefore, allocation is only possible when a place becomes vacant.

To complete the contract, you need a Kita-Gutschein (kita voucher). This will be provided by the Jugendamt (Youth Welfare Office) in your district on presentation of your child’s birth certificate and proof of your work and income. You can also apply for the kita voucher online. For students, it is sufficient to provide a certificates of enrolment to be able to make a claim for full-day daycare, because studying counts as a full-time occupation. However, it is not permitted for you to be on leave.

Please note that the application for a Kita voucher should be submitted at the earliest 9 months and at the latest 2 months before the start of care.

 

A place in our day care centers is free of charge for all children. Parents only pay for the full board of €53.00 per month per child.

So that early childhood education can be successful, we offer the children diverse and age-appropriate experiences that challenge their individual initiative. The carers supervise the children in their learning processes by showing them ways to expand their skills. For this, educational action is guided by the following principles:

  • We nurture and support the children in the individual development of their personalities.
  • We encourage the children to form their own opinions, on which they can build their own decisions.
  • We teach the children creative skills which promote their sense of responsibility.
  • We raise the children’s awareness of responsible approaches to natural resources.
  • We promote the development of social and emotional skills, so that the children develop a sensitivity to their own needs and the needs of other people.
  • In an age-appropriate way, we develop the children’s understanding of democracy.
  • We make it possible for the children to have varied, holistic experiences.
  • We give the children time to play so they can process their experiences.
  • We encourage the children use exploration and experiment to discover their own solution-finding approaches and develop problem-solving thinking.
  • We value a good, trusting educational partnership with the parents.

In all facilities, work is done in a group-orientated way. The basis for all educational services is, of course, the professional framework of the Berlin Educational Program.

In close cooperation with the parents, we place great importance on a careful and individualised settling-in period, to give children a good start to their life at the kita. Here we follow the “Berlin model”.

Appreciative and constructive interaction between the child’s parents/guardians is indispensable for its development. This is why it is important for us to maintain an open and trusting relationship with the parents and to be seen by you as partners in raising the child.

In the kindergartens of studierendenWERK BERLIN, we regularly share information about the development of the children and seek to establish a conversation with the parents. This is to reflect together on the implementation of the educational goals and to actively supervise the development of the child.

In all facilities, the parents are invited to participate in day-to-day life at the kita: parties are organised together, with parents’ evenings and parent-teacher conferences taking place at regular intervals. Once a year, the parents elect representatives who join with the kita committee to advise on various organisational issues with the educational staff.

studierendenWERK BERLIN’s day care centers are facilities located nearby to Berlin universities, with which we work in cooperation. We make use of contacts with university staff from various disciplines in order to incorporate the latest academic and scientific findings into our educational work. Discussions on current pedagogical issues mean that we continually question and develop our educational activities.

In addition, we cooperate with the family offices of the universities.

All children have a right to a non-violent upbringing and education, healthy growth and the best possible development.
You can read about how the day care centers of studierendenWERK BERLIN ensure this in our child protection concept.

State-approved day carers are welcome at any time. Simply apply directly at personal@stw.berlin! To give you a first impression of our day care centers, we also offer guided tours through our facilities.

Menu of the Day Care Centers
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Menu of the Day Care Centers

Lunch is prepared freshly every day in the nearby canteens of studierendenWERK BERLIN. We pay attention to high-quality ingredients and use food from sustainable cultivation.
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