Pedagogical Concept

Children are very special people. They need protection, inspiration, love, trust and individual attention. They need to be encouraged and guided.

For this reason, we have developed our own pedagogical concept with proven specialists. We trust in the talents and individual abilities of each child and help them to develop them further. We give them freedom, security and inspiration for their own experiences, research and discovery.

Our self-image is defined by the principle of democracy, mutual participation and integration. As we are all lifelong lerners cultural openness, awareness and recognition are crucial for growth. The top priority is to build up a solid emotional bond with the children, to give them security, reliability and to create a familiar environment. In addition, the children should always have the opportunity to develop new skills in a wide range of areas, such as gross and fine motor skills, language, creativity, values, resilience and new knowledge. Every child is different – that’s why our approach is always individually tailored to the needs and requirements of each child. In addition, fixed rituals and processes provide structure creating reliability and trust.

Daily routine

Children love rituals and predictable routines. They provide security and trust. And we also appreciate the framework of activities that can be planned. Our daily routine is designed in such a way that it has both fixed rituals and also leaves room for various, even spontaneous activities

Arrival & Start
The Minikita opens daily at 7:30 a.m. and the morning begins with a free play and welcome phase. By 8:00 a.m., all children should have been brought to the mini-daycare center by their parents. In exceptional cases, or due to special circumstances, a later bring is possible after prior consultation with the pedagogical specialists.

Time together
After breakfast, the whole group meets to experience each other as a community and to exchange ideas. In the daily morning circle, the children get a glimpse of the day and have the opportunity to share their observations and experiences with the other children and pedagogical professionals. Every child should be able to experience that their opinions and feelings count and that they can make an important contribution to the community.

Personal care and hygiene (washing hands, brushing teeth, changing diapers, etc.) is an important part of the day.

Depending on the type, content and topic, our offers in the daily routine take place in the entire group or in a small group. They are carried out both indoors and outdoors, e.g. in the nearby parks and playgrounds.

Later in the morning, the clean-up phase is initiated. By taking time together and organizing the tidying up together, the children can develop a sense of responsibility for space and material.

Lunch together
The children eat together with the pedagogical specialists in the premises of the bloom Minikita.

Midday rest / nap time 
After lunch and body care, there are rest periods when the children relax, rest or sleep. For this purpose, the beds/sleeping mats are prepared and the children can sleep, read or look at books if necessary.

In the afternoon, started projects/activities are continued or new ones are offered.

Fresh air experiences / excursions In order to do justice to the children’s natural urge to move outdoors, we go out into the fresh air in all seasons and over the entire opening hours of the crèche as well as in almost any weather. We visit the nearby playgrounds & open spaces, take walks and go to the parks. For longer excursions, our crib trolleys are available to us.

Openness for change A structured daily routine gives the children a temporal orientation and security. Since it is important to us to be able to act flexibly according to the situation and to respond to the children’s living environments, the daily routine may also deviate, e.g. due to suggestions and ideas that the children bring in, special situations, such as birthdays and longer excursions or seasonal and weather-related circumstances. However, it is important that the routines remain clearly visible to the children at all times.

Weekly design In the course of the week, regular activities with a focus on certain topics take place over a given period of time, for example thematic projects or seasonally oriented activities.