The „Kleine Sonne“ is a private family accompanying day-care with the education goal to bring forward and support your child according to the age. We take care of 10 children which need a regular and permanent attendance from one year on. They can stay with us until they enter into the Kindergarten. A social pedagogue, a child care worker and an apprentice are taking care of the children.
From 8.00 to 15.00 o’clock we take care of the children in our facility. We offer a.m. and p.m. part-time and also full day care. On request we offer also the possibility to stay overnight.
In order to guarantee a constant daily rhythm the children should be brought until 9 o’clock and picked up not before 12 o’clock, as we want to perform creative work with the group in this time.
The phase of acclimatization
The acclimatization time is set to the particular pace of the child. For this a close cooperation with the parents is necessary. Often it is difficult for young parents to bring their child into a day-care. Therefore the parents will accompany their child during the first days in order to learn about the pedagogical work and to establish confidence to the pedagogues.
After that the child will continuously increase the hours of staying alone in the facility. With constant care it is possible to build up contacts and relationships. The pace is defined by means of individual dialogs with the parents.
Three meals per day are offered in our facility at constant times in order to get the children accustomed to the meal rythms. The meals are accompanied by rituals like hand washing, bibs tieing, hands holding, saying a table word and after the meal teeth cleaning. The children get as much time as they need, so that they can enjoy the meal. Thus the natural feeling concerning eating is supported.
The children bring the food for breakfast themselves. At 12 o’clock they get the lunch. The taste is developing very early and this is supported by a comprehensive and diversified offer of dishes which we offer in our facility.
In the afternoon a snack is handed out with e.g. fruits, vegetables, cookies, yoghurt and milk. During the whole day the children are supplied with teas and mineral water.
Napkins are provided by the parents.
Children need to rest. Several hours playing with other children of the same age is stimulating but also exhausting. Therefore every child can recover during the midday break and can sleep in its “own bed” in the generous relaxation room.
In case of sickness
A sick child needs especially much rest and attention. Children with contagious diseases and/or higher temperatures over 38°C shall stay at home. The medical doctor must decide when the child can return to the day-care facility.
Children’s pick-up by third persons
If other persons will pick up the child, the day-care team must be informed. In case of doubts the parents will be contacted by phone and if the uncertainty cannot be cleared we will keep the child in our facility.
Cooperation with the parents
The close cooperation with the parents is important for us. We offer regular evening parent conferences and furthermore dialog apointments can be agreed at any time.
Every child from one year on until the entry into the Kindergarten is accepted. The home does not play a role. Interested parents can ask for a visit date or an acceptance form to subscribe the child. In case of high demands we apply a waiting list. As soon as a place gets free we contact the parents to agree upon entry date, accomodization time, costs, etc.
Costs of children’s care
In order to enable flexible times of children’s care we calculate the costs hourly.