Quality in everyday life
The subject of nutrition is also particularly close to our hearts. Our cuisine consists only of regional and seasonal products in organic quality and is very balanced. 3x per week the children get a vegetarian lunch, 2x with fish or meat. We do completely without pork. Furthermore, we have a pleasure ambassador, who permanently deals with the topic of nutrition and constantly works on our nutritional concept.
Every day we take the children outside and the children get to know and appreciate nature as a habitat for plants, animals and people. 1x per week we make a bigger excursion with our children and visit e.g. Stuttgart airport, Wilhelma or the city library.
Parties and celebrations
We take up German and cultural festivals in the Early Bird Club and celebrate them. There are events both with and without parents, to which you are always welcome. The background of the respective festival is discussed in the morning circle with the children.
Internal and external offers
In addition to the services and activities offered by our educational specialists, we also have external service providers who, for example, offer weekly early musical support for the children. At kindergarten age, additional offers such as kung fu or ballet can be chosen.
Dialogue with parents
Door conversations take place when bringing and collecting children and serve as an informal exchange and positive relationship between parents and the educational staff. The door and hinge talk provides brief information about the child’s daily routine.
Orientation plan BaWü
Everyday life at the Early Bird Club looks very colourful and varied. We do crafts, sing, make music, experiment and move with great pleasure. We present this to you in the form of a monthly review. On a monthly poster we will select and exhibit pictures of the everyday activities together with the children. In addition, a summary of the offers/activities will be part of this poster. The horizontal subdivision shows which fields of education and development (body, senses, language, thinking, feeling and compassion, sense, values and religion) were in the focus of the respective offer or activity.
Informative parents’ evenings
Twice a year, parents’ evenings outside opening hours take place in every Early Bird Club. In the first parents’ evening, we provide you with unusual and impressive insights into our day-to-day work in the daycare center in a special way, while the second parents’ evening of the year is thematically specific and illustrates our educational work.
We continue to develop
Pedagogical Quality Manager
All Early Bird Clubs are under the responsibility of our Pedagogical Quality Manager, who will train new pedagogical directors and English-speaking staff and offer trainee programes. She is available to all Early Bird Club staff for pedagogical questions and is regularly on site at the individual facilities.
Constant pedagogical development
3 times a year, internal and external lecturers provide further training for our pedagogical staff. In this way we guarantee a permanent development and presence of pedagogical topics.
Having an eye on
Twice a year, the reference teachers offer the parents developmental talks based on Kuno Beller and the Mondey scale. In this way the parents are always informed about the current developmental status of their children and the pedagogical staff can always offer individually tailored and high-quality support.
In addition, a development portfolio is prepared for each child, which is updated monthly and records the individual developmental steps of your child visually and in writing.
Conveying without overstraining
The children are educated bilingually in English and German. In principle, we employ three educational specialists per group. At least one of the teachers is English-speaking. For this we use the principle “une personne – une langue” according to Ronjat, which means that each teacher is assigned to a language and speaks to the children in their assigned language all day long. Furthermore, we use the “immersion method”, which means that everything is reinforced by facial expressions and gestures, but is never translated. In this way we guarantee an optimal bilingual education.
From the age of 5 years we offer pre-school lessons twice a week, once in German and once in English. The focus is on a different topic every month and every year there is a visit to our cooperation school. In summer as well as in winter there is an excursion only for the pre-school children.
Optimal group structures
In the Early Bird Club we attach great importance to the implementation of the closed concept, it gives the children security, safety and structure. For this purpose we use so-called home groups, in which the children play and eat every day. Each child is thus assigned to a fixed home group and is always surrounded by the same three educational specialists. This gives the children a sense of security, safety and structure and the children have a close relationship with the pedagogical staff and the children of their own group.
Small groups / many professionals
Our teams consist only of pedagogical specialists, both English and German speaking. We have at least three pedagogical specialists per group, which enables us to guarantee an above-average level of care.
Individual and personal visits
In order to give you an insight into our day-to-day day-care centre routine before your child starts, we offer individual and flexible appointments for visits to our facilities, in which we explain the relevant facilities and our associated concept to you.
Individual resting periods
In the kindergarten as well as in the nursery there are individual rest periods, which are of course coordinated with you. During the children’s bedtime, a pedagogical specialist is permanently in the bedroom to observe and monitor the children during this time, so that optimal safety of the children is guaranteed even during bedtime.
New admission throughout the year
In order to make the start as pleasant and individual as possible for you and your child, we offer year-round new admissions and therefore do not have any mass acclimatisation. This means that the caregiver has the time to deal intensively with your child and his or her start with us in our facility.