We can accommodate 15 to 20 children ages three to six. The children are cared for by three qualified preschool teachers, each with professional training in nature pedagogy.
We have breakfast and spend our mornings, between 8am and 11:30am, in the forest. We eat lunch inside at about noon before the children take a nap. In the afternoon, the children can join activities offered either inside or outside on our playground.
Our pedagogical work is directed by a life-oriented approach.
Our forest kindergarten is in Ilmenau-Roda, surrounded by forest.
The children can be brought to the Ilmenau train station at 8am to take the train with a teacher to Ilmenau-Roda. Over 70% of the children currently take advantage of this offer.
Many of the parents carpool for the return trip.
You can find detailed information in German, such as our philosophy, flyer, and registration form, by following the link Downloads.
The English pages will be expanding in the following weeks, eventually including information about our teaching philosophy and team, frequently asked questions, our registered association, and important opinions and links about forest kindergartens.