"Animals and young children are the mirror of nature."
(Epicurus of Samos)
Munich’s first and only farm day care centre was built on a former farm site near Lake Feldmoching, surrounded by meadows and fields.
Our nursery and kindergarten rooms are housed in an architectural gem that allows for plenty of light, space and connection with nature outside.
Give your child the opportunity to grow up in harmony with nature and to develop naturally, originally and therefore really freely!
Our farm day care center is located in the rural but nevertheless close to the city Feldmoching in the north of Munich. Quietly and embedded in a lot of green, the children can get to know our animals, educators and group members on a total area of 7000 square meters.
A nearby forest invites you to walk and hide and holds many a surprise. The Feldmochinger See is in the immediate vicinity, so that migratory birds can be observed all year round and excursions can be made. Our flower beds and fruit trees are tended together with the children and the harvest is processed together. Depending on the season, insects can be learned about in the flower meadow or our little hill can be used for sledding.
The children may especially benefit from our focus on animal and nature education and learn to take responsibility in everyday life, to overcome fears, to discover the world with all their senses and a sustainable approach to nature and the resources available to us, according to our motto:
“When we explore, build, and experiment, experience the world with all our senses, and make animal and human friends – the child’s soul laughs!”
These experiences are open to the children in the farm day care centre, so that they can develop freely and be lovingly introduced to new activities or tasks. A quote from Gerald Hüter expresses our efforts to live nature education intensively with the children in a particularly beautiful way:
” Out. Out there is everything that has to be painstakingly pieced together inside – out there is movement, there is language, there is social skills, there is science!”
We take a lot of time for you and your child, because we want you to feel completely comfortable.
The acclimatisation to the nursery is the basis for a good nursery education.
If the settling in process does not go well or is not carried out pedagogically correctly, the child will have problems again and again during his or her time in the nursery. These can be, for example, that the child experiences great pain during the separation and can not be comforted all day. However, it can also manifest itself much later, for example, as a disturbance in the attachment and relationship to other people or partners.
That is why the acclimatisation is particularly important for us.
The acclimatisation process is based on the Berlin Model and lasts approximately four weeks. We settle in a maximum of two children at the same time in a group. We schedule the children’s start of the day differently so that we can devote enough time and attention to each child and his or her parent.
The Bauernhof Kita provides the best possible food for its children at all meals. We pay attention to fair trade and use only 100% organic quality, preferably from regional production.
A healthy, balanced diet in childhood is the basis for health and physical development. In addition, eating habits are significantly shaped at this age and the basis for eating habits in adulthood is formed. Thus the starting point for a healthy adulthood is created in childhood.
We guarantee this through a mixed kitchen, which is supervised by our cook or housekeeper of many years. This means that we cook completely fresh for your children several times a week. Two days a week we serve meat or meat and fish, simply because this allows us to provide the most vitamin- and nutrient-rich food for your children. We obtain this menu component from Hofmann Menü: Hofmann Menü has now received the award “The best in gold” from the DLG for 23 years in Folger, Inspired by the Caterer of the Year 2014 IL CIELO from Wessling.
For your children we only use Rice melamine tableware, which is free of plastic softeners and especially food safe.
With this we want to care not only for the well-being of your little ones but also for the producers of our food, nature and our environment – with sustainable nutrition today for an intact world for your children tomorrow.
Our quality standards:
- We cook daily 100% organic quality
- We avoid ready-made and convenience products as far as possible
- Foodstuffs with flavour enhancers, colourings and preservatives are not used by us
- We only process cane sugar
- We prefer to buy meat and sausage products from our organic butchers in the region.
- We pay attention to predominantly lean meat products from species-appropriate animal husbandry
- We use only olive and rapeseed oil for the low-fat preparation of dishes and salads.
- Our cuisine is original and nutritionally high quality.
- We treat food respectfully and food mindfully
- We operate responsibly and sustainably
- We prefer fair trade and the organic farmers in the region.
- We pay attention to a loving and gentle preparation during cooking
- The menu adapts to the seasons
- Favourite dishes return again and again
The Farm Daycare Center in Munich-Feldmoching opened in September 2015 as the first of its kind in Munich. The focus here is on animal and nature education, movement and creativity. On an open space of 7,000 square meters, the children have enough space to develop and the possibility to grow up in harmony with nature and animals.
In both bilingual day care centres, children are not only well cared for, encouraged and educated by above-average qualified staff with a high care ratio, but numerous services are also offered for the child.
Due to our long opening hours, we are able to offer parents, especially those who are very busy at work, extremely flexible childcare with the highest standards of pedagogy, psychology, age-appropriate support, a child-friendly atmosphere and healthy nutrition. Since we are able to take care of all the child’s concerns and thus provide the parents with free space, the remaining parent-child time can be spent and enjoyed in a qualitative, stress-free manner and in concert with your child or children.
With only 20 closing days a year (Christmas and 2 weeks in August) we also try to meet your needs.
The basis of the pedagogical concept is the Bavarian Educational Plan (BEP) and the Bavarian Child Education and Care Act (BayKiBiG). In doing so, the educational, care and supply mandate should be in a balanced relationship to each other, so that a holistic and comprehensive support of the individual child in the group is guaranteed.
The pedagogical concept of the Child Care Company is based on scientific knowledge of early childhood development, based on the infant pedagogical model of Beller, the Montessori approach of the educator as a companion and that of the child as a “builder of himself”, enriched by the experiences of Pikler.
A development-centred view of the child is based on the openness of all development, whereby each child is granted a high degree of self-determination and self-activity. Our work in the kindergarten is based on Friedrich Fröbel’s pedagogical principle of play as a typical child’s way of life.
The most important cornerstones of our pedagogical concept:
- Respect for the child’s personality and individual pace of development
- Individuality and strengths of the child as a starting point for the support of the child
- Emotional embedding
- Attentive care
- Linguistic accompaniment of the child’s activities
- Close observation of the child and its stage of development
- Clear rules and boundaries that enable social coexistence
- Educational partnership with parents, based on intensive exchange, creates transparency for all involved, especially in the organized networking of all services “from one source
The children should feel safe and secure, always have partners available to build up a relationship and develop an appropriate bond, make friends, find a manageable and reliable daily structure and dependable social and emotional conditions, learn to organise their time, try out their own abilities, develop interests, experience help in overcoming problems and have a fixed point of contact in expanding their living environment on the way to independence and also as preparation for starting kindergarten and school.
Bilingual easy with fun –
Language learning according to the immersion principle
The method in everyday implementation
Children learn a second language in everyday life just like their own mother tongue – playfully and without pressure according to the immersion principle.
Immersion is understood as the immersion in a “language bath”. Immersion does not mean language teaching, but that the children (themselves) open up the new language in their own natural way.
The focus of this method is always on conveying content through communication. The emphasis on immersive teaching does not overwhelm because the language is not made the subject and grammar and vocabulary are not the focus. Facial expressions, gestures and pointing support everything that is said. Immersion is the world’s most recognized method of teaching languages.
- Morning circle
- Finger play and songs
- Picture book viewing
- Read aloud
- Everyday communication
- One Person = One Language
- As natural and early contact with the English language as possible
- Long-term promotion of cognitive development through early acquisition of another language
- Positive influence also on the learning of the mother tongue
The immersion principle – a chance for your child’s future in a globalized world!
Care, sleep and nutrition
The nursing area is particularly important for the physical and emotional well-being of the nursery child. He conveys a sense of security and trust to the little child and helps him to find a new home in the nursery. For this reason, personal hygiene, respecting the need for sleep and rest, and meals are of elementary importance in the Child Care Company nursery.
In order for the child to develop a natural relationship with his body and its functions, we allow sufficient time for personal hygiene every day. The diapering times are adapted to the individual rhythm of the toddler. In addition, the bath with the element water is also an area of promotion for us.
Need for sleep and rest
Sufficient sleep – like the satisfaction of the natural urge to move – is an important prerequisite for the healthy development of the child. However, the need for sleep varies from individual to individual, and age is only a very general guide. The child should perceive sleeping as something beautiful and soothing. Every child has his or her own sleeping or resting place, which he or she can furnish comfortably with personal objects such as a pacifier, teddy bear or doll. The teachers in our nursery ensure that the children have a daily rhythm that is appropriate for their age.
We source our products from regional organic partners and cook fresh, gently and environmentally conscious. We treat our food with respect and care. We grow and use vegetables, lettuce and fruit in our farm nursery garden. We provide a calm and relaxed atmosphere at mealtimes. All the children help with the dishes and clean up, which strengthens the group structure.
Goals & Implementation
Our professionals support the children in perceiving and implementing their own needs, in expressing their feelings, in trying things out, in developing their own initiative and independence, in helping and accepting help.
They live with others in a group and learn to recognise rights, duties and rules, to take responsibility, to deal with conflicts, to make decisions and to respect them. In doing so, they can develop self-confidence and trust in their own abilities.
Our team encourages the children’s curiosity and creativity, their ability to build, construct and experiment.
In kindergarten, the children are thus prepared step by step for starting school. The children should learn to orientate themselves in space and time, develop awareness of their own body, body care, their well-being and health.
Our guiding principles
- Develop emotional and social skills through a positive self-image.
- Developing cognitive skills by encouraging children to explore and take initiative – the child is motivated to explore the world for themselves.
- Language and speech – our most important medium of communication.
Basic mathematical and scientific understanding through the perception of the passage of time, spatial dimensions and natural phenomena.
- Movement – one of the most important components of a child’s life.
- Perceptual training is training, differentiation and development of the senses.
- Preschool promotion – becoming familiar with numbers, colours, shapes and letters through play.
Child and career without compromise?
We can support you!
As a mother of three children, I am well aware of the challenges, demands and needs that a working mother faces. Therefore, my vision is to support you as much as possible so that you can give your child the best possible care even in positions of responsibility.
Sponsorship of the Farm Kita
The “Haus für Kinder” – the Farm Kita – is a private institution run by the managing director of Child Care Company Centers GmbH, Helli Wunderlich-Heun, and is subject to the legal requirements of the BayKiBiG (Bavarian Child Education and Care Act).