Our Playgroup I
Children from three years of age attend our Playgroup I classes. Together with the Playgroup II, between 12 and 18 children are led by two English-speaking teachers in the mixed-aged classes. Playful learning is the focus whether individually, in small groups or in a whole class setting. We adopt a theme-based approach that supports the children to perceive and get to know themselves, their own body and their surroundings and to develop self-awareness and self-confidence.
The teaching language in our Playgroup classes is mainly English. A German-speaking teacher works with the children in the morning during four lessons a week. All children have bilingual activities and singing. Children whose mother tongue is not German, actively receive special support in small groups or individually. The teaching language changes to German when the children start with Kindergarten. However, English is still part of the Curriculum.
Sports, music, sand play, German and swimming lessons are an integral part of the curriculum. Regular classes are from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12.50pm.
For the Playgroup I students we provide an optimal and optional Full Day Offer from Monday to Friday, 8.30am until 3.20pm, which includes rest and relaxation time. Children bring their lunch from home. Parents can chose between two options: Five full days or three full days according to their preference.