Childcare in Potsdam

Childcare in Potsdam

Childcare in Potsdam

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Childcare in Potsdam

Sozialräume der Landeshauptstadt Potsdam 2 1 3 4 6 5 Social district 1 – Northern Areas Fahrland, Neu Fahrland, Groß Glienicke, Marquardt, Sacrow, Satzkorn, Uetz-Paaren Social district 2 – Potsdam North Bornim, Bornstedt, Eiche, Golm, Grube, Nedlitz Social district 3 – West/Centre Nördliche Vorstädte, Nördliche Innenstadt, Brandenburger Vorstadt, Potsdam West, Wildpark Social district 4 – Babelsberg Babelsberg, Zentrum Ost Social district 5 – Potsdam East Stern, Drewitz, Kirchsteigfeld Social district 6 – South Südliche Innenstadt, Templiner Vorstadt, Teltower Vorstadt, Schlaatz, Waldstadt I, Waldstadt II Social Districts in the State Capital Potsdam

Childcare in Potsdam

3 Greetings “A piece of joint education” Parents wish the best for their children. The denser the social network is that surrounds them, the better they may meet their great responsibility and the new requirements. The offer provided by child day care does supply them with an important contribution to this. Mike Schubert, Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs, Youth, Health, and Public Order explains this: What is special about childcare in Potsdam to you? Unlike most cities, we do not have any day care centres (Ki- tas) of our own, but we do work together very closely and cooperatively with independent organisations.

That works well, and I am very thankful for this. Compared with many other cities, we do have a great variety and an extensive range of offers in Potsdam as far as the conceptual orien- tation of childcare facilities is concerned. We have 121 child day care centres with more than 18000 places. This includes places in day care centres, crèches, kindergartens, and in after-school care. We have a colourful mixture of parents’ ini- tiatives, church organisations, small and big associations. We do also have Kitas of the Land Sport Association focussed on sports. The broad scenery of independent organisations makes such great variety of educational concepts possible.

Where do you see a need for improvement?

As in all other areas too, we have to meet the challenges of a growing city. This does apply both to the number of available places and to the key relating to the provided care in the faci- lities. In the past ten years, we did succeed together with the organisations to establish 8000 new places in day care cen- tres. However, this is not enough. Which is why, we are wor- king flat out to improve the situation further. We shall open

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4 twelve new day care centres together with the independent organisations until 2020. We shall have to be able to offer 2000 further places in childcare centres by next year already.

That is a great challenge. Another big problem regarding this is the lack of specialised personnel. It is true, we are able to develop the capacities further, but some organisations indi- cate to us already today that there is no qualified personnel for childcare available on the labour market. The real estate service (KIS) is going to invest about 26.5 million Euros in the new construction and conversion of day care centres in Potsdam until 2020. While doing so, we do not only need more places in Kitas, but a better key relating to the care pro- vided to the children, particularly during the so called off-peak times of the day.

The legal claim of the parents to six hours of childcare per day is mostly not enough for employed parents. It is true, we are in negotiations with the Land Brandenburg as well as with the organisations, but we as the city shall now make advance performance and shall improve the key relat­ ing to the provided care.

Why is a good child day care so important to families? As a father of two children, I do experience myself that both parents may manage the compatibility of job and family only with a comprehensive child day care. We have the nice situ- ation in Potsdam that with more than 60 per cent we have the highest female employment rate of all state capitals in the country. On the other hand, we as the community have to create sufficient offers for childcare in order to give every family (where both partners have a job) the safety that some- body is looking after their children well. I am glad that we need more and more places in this city in order to ensure that offer to the parents.

So to say, child day care does mean more than placing your child under care for a certain time. It is incredibly important and conducive to the children to play together with children of the same age, to discover the world by playing, and to develop oneself as a social being.

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5 Greetings How about the collaboration with the parents? Thanks to a parents’ initiative, we have been having a new share in decision-making body, the Kita-Parents’ Council, since one year. The organisation, the city, and the parents are now discussing problems together. The collaboration does work. Of course, we have arguments and causes of friction here and there like everywhere. The Kita-Parents’ Council wants to be and shall be the thorn in the flesh. Does someone support the parents when looking for a place in a crèche, in a Kita or in an after-school care? Of course. This pamphlet is an important first guidance.

In addition, we have been having the Kita-Tipp since 2010, which we strengthen now with regard to personnel. I recom- mend the parents very much to use that central walk-in cen- tre when looking for a place in a Kita. There, they receive competent advice and information about vacancies. Thus, we avoid double registrations in the facilities. In the end, all parents who are looking for the suitable offer for childcare benefit from this. Besides, next year we shall go online with a Kita portal. This shall facilitate the search for a Kita consi- derably.

What do you give the parents to remember? The Kita scenery is incredibly manifold and provides many options. All interested parties may assure themselves of this by thumbing through this pamphlet. Unfortunately, it does not always work with the nearest desired Kita. I can even under- stand the desire for short distances for short legs prevailing with the parents. Should this not be possible, the parents should keep cool, widen the lookout for Kitas beyond their neighbourhood, for instance on the way to their job, and be open to new experiences and ideas – such as the children normally are.

The educational staff gives their best every­ where and make an excellent job.

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6 Table of contents 3 Greetings from the Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs, Youth, Health, and Public Order What parents should know 7 What are the tasks and aims of child day care? 8 Is there a central registration and allocation office in Potsdam? 8 How do I find the suitable offer of care for my child? 9 Some educational approaches of child day care facilities in the State Capital Potsdam 13 What does it mean to have legal claim to child day care? 14 Acclimatization of children to child day care facilities and child-­ minders 16 Duties of the day care placement service of the State Capital Potsdam “Kita-Tipp” 17 Where do I file my application for determining the legal claim? 17 Requirements for a close-knit company by the counselling ser- vice Kita-Tipp when looking for a place in a child day care facility 18 Information for parents of children with or threatened by disabilities 19 Local Parents’ Council of the State Capital Potsdam pursuant to § 6a KitaG (Child Day Care Law) 20 Parent fees pursuant to the Parents Contribution Statutes of 1 January 2016 Child day care 22 Child day care specialist counselling office 23 Independent associations of childminders Child day care in social districts 24 Social district 1 28 Social district 2 36 Social district 3 48 Social district 4 57 Social district 5 63 Social district 6 71 Child day care centres not included in the day care plan of the State Capital Potsdam 72 Independent associations of child day care 23 Impressum

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7 1. What are the tasks and aims of child day care? Child day care fulfils a unique purpose. Their social education work must support family care and collaborate closely with parents or legal guardians. It cannot and must not replace, but should only complement the family. The main responsibility remains that of both parents. They are to be integrated in the work. At the same time, child day care offers various different educational experiences that can extend the individual family’s horizon. A new framework is cre- ated when new people come together.

Child day care have to consider age and developmental steps in their work.

Knowledge of child development is a precondition, but at the same time, every child’s individual personality has to be con- sidered. Gentle acclimatisation is important, as well as qualified staff that carefully takes the individual child’s development into consid- eration. What parents should know Child day care The State Capital Potsdam fulfils its public mandate for care and additional educational offers, with the following: • Child day care centres (age groups: Créche: 0 up to and includ- ing the age of 3, Kita: 3 to school enrolment, After-school care: primary school age) • Child day care (age group: 0 up to and including the age of 3) • Educationally accompanied parents-child groups (age group: 0 up to and including the age of 3) • After-school care “Hort” (age group: primary school age) • Inclusive all-day care (age group: primary school age) • AKi – alternative childcare (age group: primary school age) We are developing offers for securing the claims tailored to your needs on a continuous basis.

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8 2. Is there a central registration and allocation office in Pots- dam? No. The registration for and the allocation of a place are made at the location of the child day care centre directly on principle. The registration for care in the child day care is made via the supporting organisation with which the person providing the day care service is cooperating, or directly with the person providing the day care service. The State Capital Potsdam is not a supporting body of fa- cilities. 3. How do I find the suitable offer of care for my child? Child day care should meet the needs of the single individual case on principle.

The compatibility of family and job, and the well-being as well as the development of the child are important for this. How- ever, not everyone can always get a desired place, even though a right to express ones desire and to elect does exist. The parents or other persons entitled to the custody of the child decide on the child day care offer on principle. However, the independent organisations decide on the criteria of the allocation in their responsibility. The De- partment for Children, Adolescents and Family should see to that an adequate offer meeting the need is available. The Kita search portal and the online map too are helpful for the search.

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9 Child day care computer, on the smartphone or on the tablet, the search may be executed platform independent. Let the staff members of the service for places in a care facility Kita- Tipp advice you in advance of your individual search tailored to your needs and comprehensively, and let them determine your claim to a place individually by a notice of legal claim. This is a prerequisite for being admitted to a child day care centre. Make appointments with the managements of different facilities, and inform yourself about educational concepts and special organisa- tional features. Clarify what options you have to determine the start- ing time of a 6-hour childcare period yourself.

Different criteria play a role when admitting you child, please inquire about such in the facilities. Please check the option of using child day care even be- yond the classical Kita like for instance a child day nursing service, educationally accompanied parents-child groups etc. Make a reasonable selection (not more than 5 options), and discuss with the child day care centres the further procedure. Stay in contact with you desired locations, and attend their information events. 4. Some educational approaches of child day care facilities in the State Capital Potsdam Every child day care centre of the State Capital Potsdam has an educational concept.

The extracted short descriptions listed below are aiming at encouraging the desire for discussing different educa- tional concepts.

Fröbel Education: Children learn by playing and singing – “free play”, after Frederick William August Fröbel (1782-1852). In 1840, he founded a play circle for children in Blankenburg (Thuringia) and called it General German Kindergarten. He was the first to use the term “kindergarten” (“garden of children”). In accordance with his view of an education suitable for children, Fröbel introduced “free play” into pedagogy. He used play and learning materials which stimulated the sense of touch, motor functions, imagination, and creativity of children.

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10 Montessori Education: Here the main educational goal is auto­ nomy (“help me to do it myself”): self-instructed learning, direct orientation towards the child and consistent consideration of the child’s needs, after Maria Montessori (1870-1952).

Educators adapt open methods to the individual learning needs of children. Rather than being instructed or guided, children are supported in their natu- ral childlike impulse to be inquisitive and to develop their natural abilities. Adequate educational materials to best encourage the child can be chosen by observing every child (“How far is he or she in his or her development? Which needs does he or she have? What kind of help does the child need?”).

Reggio Emilia Approach: The child as an inquisitive being – “the child is made of one hundred”: 100 child languages can be voiced through words, pictures or role-play. The child is seen as an inquisi- tive being that wants and needs to be supported in his or her thurst for knowledge, the urge to experiment, discover, and shape the world. The child can voice his or her feelings in words, pictures, or in role-play. © dglimages/stock.adobe.com

11 Child day care Waldorf/Steiner Education: This educational approach was de- fined by Rudolf Steiner and is based on the concept of anthro- posophy which was also developed by Steiner.

Free play reveals the child’s individuality and personality. Another element is a regular rhythm of activities to give children security. To this aim, the day is structured in different phases like free play, fairytale readings, or artistic work. The four seasons and festivities structure the year and are a basis for creative activities. Toys are mostly made of natural materials such as wool, felt, and wood and are meant to encourage creativity in children.

Forest kindergarten: In a forest kindergarten, care takes place al- most exclusively outdoors. The forest allows for enough physical exercise and physical activities. The roots of this concept are to be found in Scandinavia. The first forest kindergarten in Germany was founded in 1968. Children can be creative themselves and train their senses, imagination, and their gross and fine motor skills. Experien­ c­ ing plants and animals in their natural habitat and sensitising children to ecological interrelation are learning goals of forest kindergartens. Situational Approach: The situational approach pursues the goal of supporting children from various social and cultural backgrounds in understanding and shaping their individual world in a competent, autonomous, and responsible way.

Everyday life situations of chil- dren and their families are addressed. They are the foundation for projects that are carried out together with the children. Involving © Oksana Kuzmina/stock.adobe.com

12 children in the planning process of projects strengthens autonomy and self-confidence: they learn to express their opinionbut to show consideration for others too. Situation-oriented Approach: Children make their experiences on an emotional and on a congnitive level of action. This approach ac- cording to Armin Krenz (*1952) is characterised by the attitude and the esteem for humanity that is the basis of a wholistic pedagogy. It is not a pedagogical technique or didactical method. The pillars of work: the children are given a great deal of appreciation, current situations are considered and picked up on, every day is meaningful for the child’s development, and Educators teach and learn at the same time.

One focus of care is linking situations inside and outside the kindergarten, avoiding artificially produced, idealistic situations. Open work: Children are given the chance to freely select play groups, activities, and play partners. The existing conventional group structures are dissolved, and “the doors are opened”. That approach does see all parties involved in the role of active designers and actors of the own environment. The role of the companion, of the learning partner, of the active listener, of the supporter, and of the adviser is attached to the adult.

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13 Child day care Inclusive Education: Inclusive care facilities enable children with and without disabilities to live and learn together. Children are taught to develop positive social behaviour patterns: educators strengthen mutual understanding, tolerance, and helpfulness at a young age, thus avoiding the development of prejudices. It is not about pressure to perform and competitive mentality, but to handle tasks together. 5. What does it mean to have legal claim to child day care? Child day care ensures the compatibility of family and job, and it serves for the well-being and for the development of the children.

All children from and inclusive of the age of 1 until being moved up into class 5, have a legal claim to upbringing, education, care, and being fed in child day care centres or to other offers relating to child day care. Children from and inclusive of the age of 1, and children of forms 5 and 6 have a legal claim to such, if the family situation, for instance being employed, being away from home because of look- ing for a job, because the parents attend training or further training courses, or if a special need for upbringing require this. In order to answer this question, the Department for Children, Ado- lescents and Family shall verify what period is required for child day care and what is tailored to the needs as regards the family situation, the well-being, and the development of the child.

One may for instance use educationally accompanied parents-child groups and child day nursing services for children of up to and in- © Kersten Schröder/PIXELIO

14 clusive of the age of 3, and integrated offers of day schools or other offers that are available to children of primary school age. Acclimatisation to child day care is a very sensitive process and will be considered and identified as part of determining the legal claim separately. An application for legal guardians is necessary as follows: • for children until the completed third year of life • for children from the completed third year of life with a need of more than 6 hours • for children from 1st until 4th grade with a need of more than 4 hours • for children of 5th and 6th grade • for children who visit care centers in other communities or Berlin • for children from fled families • when the scope of care is reduced from up to 8 hours to up to 6 hours You get application forms for checking the legal claim on the Internet under www.potsdam.de/kita.

An application for legal guardians is unnecessary: • for children from the completed third year of life until first day of school, for a minimum care time of up to 6 hours • for children in primary school (grade 1-4), for a minimum care time of up to 4 hours • when the scope of care is reduced from up to 10 hours to up to 8 hours 6. Acclimatization of children to child day care facilities and childminders The transition from the home environment to a new care situation is a substantial challenge that parents, educators/childminders, and children face together. Cutting the cord and building new bonds to supplement familiar persons is a long process.

Integrating a child into the everyday life of a day care centre or the care of a childmin- der can never be routine. The mutual interchange between the par- ents and the kindergarten teachers/persons providing the day care service is necessary for the parents to learn how the daily routine of

15 Child day care their child is going on now. Doing so, it is in the foreground to find out what the child needs in order to feel well in the new situation. If you have a good feeling about how someone is looking after your child, this is an important requirement for being able “to release”. The acclimatisation offers time to get into an interchange about the habits of the child, but also about the rules of living together in the daily routine in the Kita or with the person providing the day care service.

The acclimatisation is orientated towards the “Berlin Model” of In- fans (www.infans.net).

As a rule, that stage covers 10 workdays, i.e. 2 consecutive weeks. The different stages of acclimatisation shall be discussed. The stages may vary in time depending on the age and on the stage of development of the child. A discussion between the parents and the psychological parent (educator) takes place at the beginning of the acclimatisation. Any liking, habits and individual peculiarities of the child are taken down (for instance sleeping and eating habits, possible allergies etc.). Please take time for the joint arrival and discuss the individual pro- cedure in the facility. © RioPatuca Images/stock.adobe.com

16 7. Duties of the day care placement service of the State Capital Potsdam “Kita-Tipp” The staff members of the service for places in a care facility Kita- Tipp render information and give advice to pregnant women, par- ents, and to interested citizen on all topics around child day care in the State Capital Potsdam. Our services in terms of compatibility of family and job and of promoting the development of the child are: • Initial counselling during pregnancy to prepare for a child day care • Rendering information about educational approaches, profiles of the child day care offers in Potsdam, and about the principles of educational work • Rendering information and giving advice about child day care for children with handicaps and with special needs • Cooperation with internal and external partners • Counselling in legal matters around the topic of finding childcare offers tailored to the child’s needs © JackF/stock.adobe.com

17 Child day care • Accompanying the parents when looking for a special place in a childcare facility tailored to the child’s needs • Giving advice on and determining the legal claim to child day care • Rendering information when looking after children in and from other communities and from Berlin • Rendering information about using the online portal “Search por- tal child day care” www.potsdam.de/kita • Kita pamphlet “Childcare in Potsdam” in German and in English languages listing all places in centres and in other forms provid- ing care tailored to the children’s needs www.potsdam.de/Kita- Broschuere-fuer-potsdam 8.

Where do I file my application for determining the legal claim?

The application for a legal claim will be accepted and checked by the service for places in a care facility ¬Kita-Tipp of the Department for Children, Adolescents and Family. The final notice is a basic pre- requisite for signing the care service agreement, of which one copy should be delivered to the care service facility. 9. Requirements for a close-knit company by the counsel- ling service Kita-Tipp when looking for a place in a child day care facility Should you not have received yet a positive feedback from your de- sired facility or from a person providing the day care service 3 months before the desired entry date into the child day care, please contact the service for places in a care facility Kita-Tipp.

There, you should complete the consent form for processing personal data (www.pots- dam.de/kita, then under the link Kita-Tipp, there downloads/links). © Daniela B./PIXELIO

18 The service for places in a care facility Kita-Tipp is in permanent contact with the facilities and with the organisations running such facilities on a regular basis about available places. The service for places in a care facility Kita-Tipp is acting as a support module, and it will accompany you in the best possible way for getting a place in a child day care facility. 10. Information for parents of children with or threatened by disabilities Pursuant to Article 3 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany, no individual should be disadvantaged because of his/her handicap.

This does even include the equal participation in the com- munity’s life. Nurturing pre-school children is a complex nurturing of the child having more or less extensive deficits in the miscellaneous stages of development. It is aimed at identifying conspicuous fea- tures or impairments at the earliest stage possible in order to avoid the occurrence of handicaps, and to ease or to remove handicaps and their consequences.

Doing so, the child shall be offered best possible opportunities for developing his/her personality, for developing towards an independ- ent life, and for an equal participation in society. Handicapped children and such threatened of a handicap may be promoted, brought up, educated, looked after and fed in an integra- tion Kita, but even in a regular child day care centre. This is always then possible if the regular Kita meets the requirements relating to personnel and space in order to be able to secure the individually required company and promotion.

Parents of children with a handicap may apply for an integration al- lowance with the locally competent authority responsible for public assistance or with the Youth Welfare organisation respectively.

Parents living in Potsdam who wish to apply for such allowance should contact the Sector of Social Health Services of the Depart- ment for Social Affairs, Health, and Environment of the State Capital, in order to avail themselves of free of charge counselling and sup- port. As a rule, the granting of such benefit is dependent on the family’s income and wealth.

19 Child day care Department for Social Affairs, Health, and Environment / Social Health Services Sector / Inclusion Task Group “Arbeitsgruppe Eingliederungshilfe” Hegelallee 6-10 (Entrance Jägerallee 2), House 2, 14467 Potsdam E-mail: gesundheitssozialedienste@rathaus.potsdam.de Jägertor/Justizzentrum Bus 692, 695 Nauener Tor Tram 92, 96, Bus 638, walking distance 8 minutes 11. Local Parents’ Council of the State Capital Potsdam pur- suant to § 6a KitaG (Child Day Care Law) The Local Parents’ Council for Potsdam was elected in January 2017. The parents’ initiative “Jetzt KITA” did suggest the foundation of the parents’ council, the State Capital did support the project.

The Parents’ Council comprises 6 members. The foundation of local parents’ councils has become possible with the amendment of the Law on Child Day Care Centres of the Land Brandenburg of 1 Au- gust 2015. In the law, it says “Parents, whose children visit a child day care centre, may elect a local parents’ council for the facility from their midst”. However, the membership ends when the child is leaving the facility at the latest.

The Parents’ Council shall be heard by the local organisation re- sponsible for the public Youth Welfare in all questions essential to child day care. © WavebreakmediaMicro/stock.adobe.com

20 12. Parent fees pursuant to the Parents Contribution Stat- utes of 1 January 2016 Legal guardians are required to pay a fee for the running costs of the facility (parent fee) as well as a contribution towards the child’s lunch to the amount of the average saved expenses (food money). Parent fees are determined and charged by the day care associa- tion. The principles of determining the amount and scale of costs are to be established in mutual agreement with the local youth wel- fare office of the State Capital Potsdam.

The parents should pay contributions pursuant to the Parents Con- tribution Statutes for availing themselves of places in the day care facilities found by the Youth Welfare Office or by the independent organisation, or arranged by the persons entitled to the custody of the child/parents and aided by the Youth Welfare Office. The youth welfare office will charge the fees. According to § 90 Abs. 2 Nr. 1a SGB VIII, parent fees can be partially or fully remitted or taken on by the youth welfare office, if the burden would be too much for the child or the parents. The written applica- tion is to be directed to the Service Section of the Department for Children, Youth, and Family.

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21 Child day care Sector Child day care Head: Ms Elsaßer, Am Palais Lichtenau 3, 14469 Potsdam Task group specialist management Kita Head: Ms Imhof, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 79/81, 14469 Potsdam Day care placement service “Kita-Tipp” Town Hall (Stadthaus), Room 106, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 79/81, 14469 Potsdam Telephone: 0331.289-22 41/-22 42/-22 44, Fax: 0331.289-22 43 E-mail: kita-tipp@rathaus.potsdam.de www.potsdam.de/kita-tipp Contact hours: Tue 9 to 12 a.m., 1 to 6 p.m.; Thu 9 to 12 a.m., 1 to 4 p.m.; every last Saturday of the month 8 to 12 a.m.

Telephone contact hours: Wed 1.30 to 3 p.m., Fri 9 to 10.30 a.m. If you wish a first detailed consultation you can make an appoint- ment by e-mail or during our telephone contact hours. You can also use the authority telephone number 115.

Rathaus Tram 92, 96, Bus 603, 638 Further regional competences: Regional team 1 – Social district 1, 2, and 3 Am Palais Lichtenau 3, 14469 Potsdam Rathaus Tram 92, 96, Bus 603, 638 Regional team 2 – Social district 4 and 5 Galileistr. 37-39, 14480 Potsdam Johannes-Keppler-Platz Tram 92, 96, Bus 118, 601, 690, 694, walking distance 5 minutes Regional team 3 – Social district 6 Horstweg 96 (corner An den Kopfweiden), 14478 Potsdam Waldstr./Horstweg Tram 91, 92, 93, 96, 98, 99 Please learn about the contacts who are responsible for you from the following Internet page: www.potsdam.de > Politik Verwaltung > Rathaus | Stadtverwaltung > Virtuelles Rathaus > Suche: Regio­ nalteam

22 Child day care In addition to day care centres (Kita), the family-like form of care in Potsdam offers opportunities for education and care that is of equal rank but still independent. Child day care stands for educating, bringing up, and looking after children from the age of 8 weeks up to and including the age of 3 by a child day care person – colloquially called „childminder“ (female or male). A childminder is looking after your child either at her/his own home or in the parents’ household or on any other suitable premises in a small group of maximum 5 children.

The responsible and competent specialist counsellors do furnish you with information relating to all ques­ tions around looking after children in the child day care system.

Educational advice: Ms Gorgas Child day care practice consultant Department for Children, Youth, and Family 0331.289-23 22 linda.gorgas@rathaus.potsdam.de Ms Neumann Child day care specialist counsellor Department for Children, Youth, and Family 0331.289-22 59 doreen.neumann@rathaus.potsdam.de Child day care specialist counselling office Postal address: Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 79/81, 14469 Potsdam Visitor address: Am Palais Lichtenau 3/5, 14469 Potsdam Room 2.18 and 2.19 Independent organisations of Child Welfare find vacancies in day care centres. They find exclusively qualified childminders and such that have been checked by the child day care specialist counselling office on their personal and professional qualification holding a care permit pursuant to § 43 Social Code (SGB) VIII.

They have gone through extensive qua- lification courses of at least 160 lessons, they have acquired a nationwide certificate, and they undergo continuous further education, and the child day care specialist counselling office accompanies them in technical terms.

Please find below the contact data of the relevant independent organisations. © fws/PIXELIO

23 Day care places with childminders are allocated on behalf of the State Capital Potsdam by the following associations Independent associations of childminders © Susanne Schmich/PIXELIO Die Kinderwelt gGmbH ADDRESS: Breite Str. 19, 14467 Potsdam CONTACT PERSON: Ms Koske TEL: 0331.273 33 94 Fax: 0331.273 33 96 E-Mail: kindertagespflege@die-kinderwelt.com Internet: www.die-kinderwelt.com COUNCIL TIMES: Wed 2 to 4 p.m. CAPACITY: max. 5 children per childminder AGE: 8 weeks to 3 years CARE HOURS: depending on childminder FEES: Day Care Centre Constitution of the State Capital Potsdam Naturkundemuseum Bus 606; Luisenplatz-Süd Tram 91, 94, 98, Bus 605, 606, 610, 631 Erziehungs- und Bildungswege gGmbH ADDRESS: Potsdamer Str.

63, 14469 Potsdam CONTACT PERSON: Dr Rosenbaum TEL: 0331.967 60 43 Fax: 0331.967 60 44 E-Mail: elterninfo@erziehungs-und-bildungswege.de CAPACITY: max. 5 children per childminder AGE: 8 weeks to 3 years CARE HOURS: 6, 8 and 10 hours, times can be arran- ged individually FEES: Day Care Centre Constitution of the State Capital Potsdam Florastr. Bus 612, 614, 692, 698 FidL – Frauen in der Lebensmitte e.V. ADDRESS: Alleestr. 1, 14469 Potsdam CONTACT PERSON: Markus Weyh TEL: 0331.86 75 00 87 FAX: 0331.86 75 00 92 E-Mail: tagespflege@fidl.de Internet: www.fidl.de COUNCIL TIMES: Tue 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thu 2 to 6 p.m.

CAPACITY: max. 5 children per childminder, Enrolment only via www.fidl.de or www.facebook.com/fidl.potsdam AGE: 8 weeks to 3 years CARE HOURS: Table of care hours and vacancies under www.fidl.de FEES: Day Care Centre Constitution of the State Capital Potsdam Reiterweg/Alleestr. Tram 92, 96, Bus 603, 604, 638 Treffpunkt Fahrland e.V.

ADDRESS: Ketziner Str. 20, 14476 Potsdam CONTACT PERSON: Mr Liebe TEL: 033208.503 57 Fax: 033208.23 73 03 E-Mail: geschaeftsstelle@treffpunkt-fahrland.de Internet: treffpunkt-fahrland.de CAPACITY: max. 5 children per childminder AGE: 1 to 3 years (normally) CARE HOURS: 6, 8 and 10 hours, times can be arran- ged individually FEES: Day Care Centre Constitution of the State Capital Potsdam Kaiserplatz Bus 609 Impressum PUBLISHER: State Capital Potsdam Lord Mayor RESPONSIBLE: Department for Children, Youth, and Family LAYOUT: Luft Verlag, owner Ms Nicole Luft Kurfürstenstr. 13, 14467 Potsdam 0331.704 69 74, www.potskids.de PUBLISHED IN: 2017, 4nd reworked edition COVER: State Capital Potsdam/Robert Schnabel, State Capital Potsdam/Vivien Taschner, Gorilla/stock.adobe.com, Monkey-Business/Fotolia.com, Anastasia Hermann, Chris­ tian Schlicht TRANSLATION: Robert Liebermann, Sylvia Menger, World Lingua PHOTO CREDITS: Pictures that are not identified were provi- ded by the supporting associations and facilities or by the publisher Luft Verlag.

24 Elterninitiativkita Butzemannhaus e.V., parent initiative day care centre Seepromenade 54, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Franke-Rade- macher TEL: 033201.312 23 FAX: 033201.45 68 82 E-MAIL: butzemannhaus @t-online.de CAPACITY: 50 children AGE: 0 years to school enrolment CARE HOURS: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri 6 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Half-open group work with four peer groups • Early musical education • Music and English are offered by external institu- tions • In-house kitchen – fresh and healthy food, prepared daily • Healthy children network • Family atmosphere Preschool education starts with the admission to the day care facility and includes regular visits to the pri- mary school in the last year before school enrolment, educational offers in English from native speaker, port- folio, individual acclimatisation into the daily routine, family atmosphere.

SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: Butzemannhaus e.V. Friedrich-Günther-Park Bus 638 AKi an der Hanna-von-Pestalozza-Grundschule, alternative childcare Hechtsprung 14-16, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Friedrichs and Ms Ströer TEL: 033201.312 23 FAX: 033201.45 68 82 E-MAIL: regine.stroeer@t-online.de CAPACITY: 20 children CARE HOURS: 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. SELF-DESCRIPTION: You may learn more about the facility’s profile during a personal appointment. SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: Butzemannhaus e.V. Hechtsprung Bus 638 © Pixequelle.de Fahrländer Landmäuse, day care centre Marquardter Str./Aus­- bau 1, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Döpke TEL: 033208.502 91 FAX: 033208.502 91 E-MAIL: kita@treffpunkt- fahrland.de CAPACITY: 85 children AGE: 2 years to school enrolment CARE HOURS: 6 a.m.

to 5 p.m. no summer closing times SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Work based on situational approach in family atmosphere, close integration into local life, playing and learning in the former “Gutspark” • We follow the educational principle (support of exercise, speech and communication, competence of music and arts and the understanding of maths and natural sciences) • Long-term project “healthy nutrition” • Parent assemblies, Cooperation with day care com- mittee, parents are welcome to cooperate SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: Treffpunkt Fahrland e.V. Kaiserplatz Bus 609 Social district 1 – Northern districts Fahrland, Neu Fahrland, Groß Glienicke, Marquardt, Sacrow, Satzkorn, Uetz-Paaren

25 Social district 1 – Northern districts Fahrland, Neu Fahrland, Groß Glienicke, Marquardt, Sacrow, Satzkorn, Uetz-Paaren Hort an der Regenbogenschule, Fahrland, after- school care Ketziner Str. 31 c, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Schallau TEL: 033208.575 20 FAX: 033208.23 03 76 E-MAIL: hort@treffpunkt- fahrland.de CAPACITY: 204 children AGE: year before School enrolment to 6th grade CARE HOURS: 6 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. day care during holidays no summer closing times SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Support of exercise, speech and communication, competence of music and arts and the understand- ing of maths and natural sciences • Cooperative partner of the primary school in VHG starting at 11.20 a.m.

• Special instruction in speech for children during their last year before school • Parent assemblies, Cooperation with Care centre committee, parents are welcome to cooperate, close integration into the local rural life in the district SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: Treffpunkt Fahrland e.V. Fahrland, Schule Bus 609 Haus Sonnenschein, day care centre Ulrich-Steinhauer-Str. 3a, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Selke TEL: 033201.317 26 FAX: 033201.440 51 E-MAIL: info@kita-haus- sonnenschein.de CAPACITY: 46 children AGE: 8 weeks to school enrolment CARE HOURS: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., no holiday closure SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Work based on situational approach • Half-open group work, every child has an assigned educator • Creative construction room, “nest room” for the youngest, exercise and sports room, room for meetings, ballet and dance lessons, early musical education, sport lessons • Wholesome, well-balanced meals, using fresh ingredients • Cooperation based on mutual trust, parent-educa- tor talks offered on request or if indicated “Feel secure and understood and learn according to your own wishes.” SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: Haus Sonnenschein e.V.

Groß Glienicke, Birkenweg Bus 638 Theodor-Fontane-Str. Bus 639 Kinderland, day care centre Am Kirchberg 50, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Göse TEL: 033208.226 10 FAX: 033208.226 11 E-MAIL: kinderland-neufahrland@ froebel-gruppe.de CAPACITY: 102 children AGE: 1 year to school enrolment CARE HOURS: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., no closing time SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Profile of integrated Health support • Bilingual education (German-English) • Well-balanced, healthy, child-appropriate nutritious food from in-house kitchen • “Healthy Kita” certified SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: FRÖBEL Bildung und Erzie- hung gGmbH Heinrich-Heine-Weg Bus 609, 638, 697

26 Social district 1 – Northern districts Fahrland, Neu Fahrland, Groß Glienicke, Marquardt, Sacrow, Satzkorn, Uetz-Paaren Montessori-Kinderhaus Starke Kinder, day care centre and after-school care An der Sporthalle 2, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Manneschmidt TEL: 033201.43 02 40 FAX: 033201.43 02 41 E-MAIL: starke.kinder@ motessori-friends.de CAPACITY: 55 children AGE: 1 year to school enrolment CARE HOURS: 7.45 a.m. to 5 p.m. SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Montessori education • Half-open group work – every child has an assigned educator and belongs to a specific toddlers’ or small children’s group, age-independent work • Free work and play are complemented by offers including musical, creative, physical and natural scientific activities • Wholesome, well-balanced meals using organic products • Cooperation between parents and educators based on mutual trust, talks on child development, parent- educator talks, parent assemblies, parent evenings SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: Montessori & Friends Edu- cation gGmbH Am Anger Bus 638 Seepferdchen, day care centre Hauptstr.

19/22, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Sascha Lasch TEL: 033208.21 78 15 0151.53 86 57 11 E-MAIL: lasch.s@gesa-ag.de CAPACITY: 230 children AGE: 1 year to primary school age CARE HOURS: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Orientation on the situational approach/environmen- tally orientated • English with native speakers • Steady teacher in half open groups, after-school care open group and cooperation with the Neue Grundschule Marquardt • Offers in all educational areas, like music, exercise and language complete the child’s play, own veg- etable garden and lots of green, regular excursions in nature, swimming lessons, theatre- and environ- mental projects, homework supervision, holiday day care, student radio, cooking, Nature Kids, karate or dragon boat on the Schlänitzsee • The most important rule is a responsibility for each other and the environment and the strengthening of a positiv self-confidence.

SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: ASG – Anerkannte Schulge- sellschaft mbH Schule Marquardt Bus 614, 609, 650 Spatzennest, day care centre Tristanstr. 58, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Schmidt TEL: 033201.43 00 43 FAX: 033201.43 00 44 E-MAIL: buero@spatzennest.info CAPACITY: 106 children AGE: 9 months to school enrolment CARE HOURS: 6.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. fridays 6.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Bilingual (German-English) • Half-open and open work with limited mixing of age groups • Children’s dance, gymnastics and exercise games, “water acclimatisation”, handling of different materi- als, tools, and techniques, early musical education, linguistic support • Lunch cooked on the premises with careful atten- tion to nutritional aspects • Parent evenings, parent afternoons, parent talks, parent committees, festivities are organised together Pre-school education: 2x weekly theme-based, 1x monthly visit to the primary school, 1x monthly visit to the after-school care centre, 1x monthly visit to the “Forest School” in Potsdam SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: Kita Spatzennest e.V.

Sacrower Allee/R.-Wagner-Str. Bus 638

27 Traumzauberbaum, after-school care Hechtsprung 14, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Röder TEL: 033201.43 00 42 FAX: 033201.43 00 41 E-MAIL: buero@spatzennest.info CAPACITY: 140 children AGE: primary school age CARE HOURS: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., holiday support SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Open work • Homework support, play – research – experiments • Lunch cooked on the premises with careful atten- tion to nutritional aspects • Parent evenings, parent café, parent talks, and par- ent committee Offers include: furnicular, swings, seesaw, climbing frame, football field, wooden huts, table tennis table, vegetable garden, and flower border Educational work: accompanies children in their development towards self-confident and responsible action SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: Kita Spatzennest e.V.

Hechtsprung Bus 638 Social district 1 – Northern districts Fahrland, Neu Fahrland, Groß Glienicke, Marquardt, Sacrow, Satzkorn, Uetz-Paaren Villa Kunterbunt, day care centre Am Glienicker Mühlen- berg 3, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Schmidt TEL: 033201.312 01 FAX: 033201.440 85 E-MAIL: villakunterbunt@ die-kinderwelt.de CAPACITY: 41 children AGE: 1 year to school enrolment CARE HOURS: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Based on situational approach • Bilingual (German-English) • Half-open group work for the 3 to 6 year old children • Language, exercise, music, set theory, creativity, and much more (all sectors of education), “Koch- mützenclub” cooking club Exercise, play, and creativity room SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: Die Kinderwelt gGmbH Groß Glienicke, Birkenweg Bus 638 © Adel/PIXELIO © redsheep/PIXELIO

28 Social district 2 – Potsdam North Bornim, Bornstedt, Eiche, Golm, Grube, Nedlitz Am Herzberg, after-school care In der Feldmark 28, 14476 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Brenger TEL: 0331.96 78 23 50 E-MAIL: am.herzberg@ awo-potsdam.de CAPACITY: 126 children AGE: primary school age CARE HOURS: N.N. SELF-DESCRIPTION: You may learn more about the facility’s profile during a personal appointment. SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: AWO Kinder- und Jugendhilfe Potsdam gGmbH Zum Großen Herzberg Bus 605 © S. v. Gehren/PIXELIO Am Storchennest, exercise and health oriented day care centre Geiselbergstr. 12, 14476 Potsdam-Golm HEAD: Ms Tietz TEL: 0331.50 06 57 FAX: 0331.550 68 22 E-MAIL: storchennest@ lsb-sportservice.de CAPACITY: 60 children AGE: 1 year to school enrolment CARE HOURS: 6 a.m.

to 5.30 p.m. Fri 6 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Health and exercise orientated • Possibility to do a year of voluntary social work and voluntary social year • Fixed groups • English, Judo, ball games, music, dancing, swim- ming for pre-school kids, day in the forest and other exercise offers • Exercise room and children’s kitchen • Cooperation with parents, parent talks, day care committee • Exercise tests by exercise coordinators SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: LSB SportService Branden- burg gGmbH Kirche Golm Bus 606 Am Jungfern See, day care centre Konrad-Zuse-Ring, 14469 Potsdam HEAD: N.N.

TEL: N.N. FAX: N.N. E-MAIL: N.N. CAPACITY: 120 children AGE: 0 years to school enrolment CARE HOURS: N.N.

SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Nature scientific concept Earliest opening 3rd quarter of 2018 SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: FRÖBEL Bildung und Erzie- hung gGmbH Campus Jungfernsee Tram 96, Bus 604, 609, 638 © Sandra Melicchio/PIXELIO

29 Bornstedter Feld, day care centre and after- school care Jakob-von-Gundling- Str. 27, 14469 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Goldbeck TEL: 0331.96 79 98 90 FAX: 0331.96 79 98 91 E-MAIL: ilka.goldbeck@ independentliving.de CAPACITY: 335 children AGE: 3 years to primary school age CARE HOURS: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., open all year round SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Open work based on elementary education and upbringing SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: IL Kinder- und Jugendhilfe- einrichtungen in Potsdam gGmbH Ruinenbergstr.

Bus 692, 697 Betriebskita klEinstein, company day care centre Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 135, 14469 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Neugebauer TEL: 0331.505 45 42 FAX: 0331.50 54 06 31 E-MAIL: kleinstein@ die-childrenwelt.com CAPACITY: 110 children AGE: 0 years to school enrolment CARE HOURS: 7.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Company day care centre of the student union “Studentenwerk Potsdam”, based on the situational approach • Partially open work with older children • Life orientated subjects, offers and projects • Regulary music- and theatre offers (stories, games, crafts) • All meals provided, with high percentage of organic food • Health prevention according to Kneipp SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: Die Kinderwelt gGmbH Studentenwohnheim Bus 605, 606, 612 © Sandra Melicchio/PIXELIO Social district 2 – Potsdam North Bornim, Bornstedt, Eiche, Golm, Grube, Nedlitz Entdeckerland, day care centre Walter-Funcke-Str.

25, 14469 Potsdam HEAD: Ms Hirsch TEL: 0331.550 87 83 FAX: 0331.550 87 84 E-MAIL: kita-entdeckerland@ejf.de CAPACITY: 102 children AGE: 8 months to school enrolment CARE HOURS: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. SELF-DESCRIPTION: • Work based on situational approach • Day care in mixed age groups, nursery from 0 to 3 years, day care from 3 to 6 years • Sports and exercise room, kitchen for children, creative room, play and fun course at swimming school “Pinguin”, external offers judo and music, preschool club • In-house kitchen SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION: EJF gAG Hannes-Meyer-Str. Tram 92

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