Foreign language daycare center Spatzennest

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Education for life
right from the start

Loving support
right from the start!

The time in our daycare centers is a formative experience for our children and a first moment when they leave home and take their first steps towards independence. We want to shape this time with positive experiences, discover and develop the children's talents and lay positive foundations for later learning and working groups. The knowledge acquired through play in kindergarten is then, of course, the basis for a good start at school - perhaps even at one of our five SIS elementary school.

GGB and SIS are currently the only association of providers in Saxony to offer a holistic, all-encompassing and consistent educational concept from nursery school to secondary school or grammar school.

What we want

In our foreign language daycare centers, whether daycare or after-school care, we want to maintain and promote the children's joy of learning in a playful way. We support learning in meaningful contexts through the holistic promotion of movement, perception and communication - and always in connection with the children's interests, experiences and wishes.

Brain research has shown that the toddler years are crucial for the development of mental, linguistic, motor and emotional skills. Children at this age are in the natural language acquisition phase and are therefore particularly receptive. They learn at ten times the speed and soak up knowledge like a sponge. This is exactly where we start with our offers.

Our image of the child

From the very beginning, children are unique individual personalities who are constantly developing in interaction with their environment and are oriented towards different personalities. That is why our actions are characterized by appreciation, empathy and loving interaction with one another, in which the strengths and weaknesses of each individual are recognized and respected.

The role of educators

As educators, we accompany the children's development and listen to their needs. We create a living environment in which the children can try things out and feel comfortable. In doing so, they learn to realistically assess their abilities and skills and can consolidate and expand them. Adults bear great responsibility through their actions, thoughts and, above all, their attitude. Their example has a major impact on the children.

Even though every child brings experiences, habits and manners with them to the facilities, the group forms its own culture, which is shaped anew by the educator. Through the example set by our staff and the impulses that the children receive from them, they expand their skills in many areas. In this way, the teachers influence the children's emotional development and support them in their social learning experiences. In conflict situations, they help them to find solutions if necessary. They convey values through their attitude, their interaction with people and things and the many rituals in everyday life.

Our educational work is based on the Saxon education plan for daycare centers in Saxony. It serves as the basis for our professional actions in everyday life.

Learning languages through play

English is spoken with the children at our daycare centers right from nursery age - to be more precise, the foreign language is incorporated into the children's daily experiences "on the side". Whether preparing meals together, in the morning circles or discovering plants and animals in the nursery garden. In this so-called immersive learning, a different language is not consciously learned, but is absorbed from the linguistic environment - almost incidentally. In this way, the child's brain is optimally trained in the long term. The teachers are also supported in this by native speakers who accompany the daily routine in their mother tongue. The mother tongue is an important vehicle for conveying cultural content, ideas and thought patterns.

Scientific studies have shown that the sensitive phase for language learning extends from birth to the age of 10. Exactly the same period applies to learning foreign languages. We want to take advantage of this and teach the children the English foreign language in a play-based, experience-oriented, everyday way that is geared towards their needs. Through movement, play, music, rhyme, rhythm, pictures, handicrafts and much more, the children are encouraged to communicate in a simple form. Because active learning success is the best motivation.

From the beginning of the third year of life, we work in the groups according to the immersion method. With this most successful method for acquiring a second language, the children consistently experience the English language to be learned alongside their first language as an everyday language in our facility. The teaching staff at our daycare center are therefore native speakers or employees with a near native level. Our near-native speakers also teach the culture of the country alongside the English language. Only these teachers speak to the children in English. This fulfills the basic principle of "one person - one language". As a result, there is no mixing of languages and the children have clearly assigned people for each language.

The importance of the English language in Europeanization and globalization has grown, and with it the demand for English language skills. With a good understanding of a foreign language, the language competence of the mother tongue also grows much faster. Thus, this offer positively supports the development of one's own mother tongue.

Our foreign language facilities aim to awaken an interest in foreign languages, develop a feeling for languages, give children a multicultural education and promote self-confidence. English should be fun and learned through play. The content is taken from the children's everyday lives.

Basic mathematical knowledge
and cultural techniques

From the very beginning, our children are introduced to mathematical content through play. This begins with simple ordering and sorting, continues with the creation of patterns and symmetries and ends with the decomposition and comparison of quantities in the number range up to 10.

As in the area of mathematics, cultural techniques such as reading and writing are also introduced in a very child-friendly way. Even with the youngest children, we start with targeted language development, training oral motor skills, sound formation, the use of pictograms and knowledge of individual letters. A special offer is the implementation of the Würzburg training program for our preschoolers.

Numerous play and work materials are available for these two areas.


To achieve our goals, we have a wide range of appealing materials available in every facility to support the transfer of knowledge in individual areas such as English, mathematics and German.

These include computers, cameras and cameras, interactive boards and well-equipped workstations, which are deliberately incorporated into the educational work.

Healthy body - healthy mind

In order to strengthen the health and well-being of our children, all our facilities offer healthy and balanced wholefood meals. In almost all facilities, meals prepared in our own kitchens are on the menu. We are striving to expand this further. Fresh fruit, vegetables and drinks stations are of course available to the children.

Regular exercise in the fresh air, sports and play sessions as well as Kneipp treatments are an integral part of everyday life at our facilities. Daily time spent in the garden and walks etc. are also obligatory, even in unfavorable weather.

Would you like to get to know us?
If so, please arrange an individual appointment at our facilities and our on-site staff will be happy to welcome you.

All of our facilities offer an individual settling-in and getting-to-know-you program. Whether toddler, kindergarten child or after-school child: we offer an introduction or transition phase tailored to the child in order to create a positive atmosphere right from the start and make it easier for the children to get to know each other.

Language diversity

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