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We have particularly family-friendly opening times. Both the crèche and the kindergarten at MINIHAUS München are open for you Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm*.
The nursery is closed:
- for two weeks in the summer holidays
- in the Christmas holidays
- on teacher training days (2 days a year) for in-service training of our staff and further development of our educational concept.
Otherwise we are open for you and your children all year, even in the school holidays.
* The following opening times apply to our facilities in Fürstenrieder Straße which are operated in line with the Münchner Förderformel:
Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 5 pm, Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm.
We are closed:
- for three weeks in the summer holidays
- in the Christmas holidays
- on teacher training days (2/3 days a year) for in-service training of our staff and further development of our educational concept
- on days between public holidays and weekends.
You can choose between
- morning places:
4 - 5 hours and 5 - 6 hours
- afternoon places:
4 - 5 hours and 5 - 6 hours
- full-day places:
6 - 7 hours, 7- 8 hours, 8 - 9 hours, 9 -10 hours and > 10 hours
If you require different childcare periods, please talk to us.
We will do our best to give you a suitable quotation.
Our fees depend on the Minihaus.
The fees for each Minihaus are given in the respective entries in the "Locations" section.
You can provisionally book a place under Make an enquiry.
Minihaus München is pleased to provide more information if required.
Or have a look at our MINIHAUS flyer (in German) which provides information on the special services we offer and on everything else relating to MINIHAUS MÜNCHEN!
Even the youngest can learn about environmental responsibility
“We want to enable children to treat resources responsibly and make them more sensitive to a better future”, explains Silvia Wick, Project Manager for ÖkoKids (EcoKids) at Minihaus.
“ÖkoKids KindertageseinRICHTUNG NACHHALTIGKEIT” [EcoKids Nursery for Sustainability] is a project launched in 2011 by the Landesbund für Vogelschutz in Bayern e.V. [Bavarian Regional Association for the Protection of Birds] with the support of the Bayrisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz [Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection]. The project aims to build up sustainable development skills in the early years sphere. With their natural curiosity and their marked enthusiasm for research, children can acquire a sustainable attitude to life and a sense of responsibility for the environment through play. This is where the commitment of the seven Minihaus nurseries in Munich comes in.
At each Minihaus, the educational team implements its own environmental projects with the aid of the EcoKids organization: one nursery might create a herb garden which the children tend and harvest to use for lunch, in another Minihaus, they build nesting sites and bug hotels, whilst in another, the children set up their own compost heap to observe at close quarters the journey from leaf to humus.
The Minihaus nurseries used these projects to apply for an ÖkoKids award. A jury made up of representatives from the Ministry for the Environment, the Ministry for Social Security and the Bavarian Regional Association for the Protection of Birds awarded all seven Minihaus nurseries the “ÖkoKids 2019” certificate.
Minihaus München has received the “Book Nursery” quality seal: in 2019, the “Promote Reading” working party of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels [organization which promotes and supports the German book trade] and the Deutscher Bibliotheksverband e.V. [German Library Association] are for the first time awarding this quality seal to nurseries with outstanding commitment to the promotion of early-years reading.
Minihaus München promotes enthusiasm for reading right from the start: it communicates fun in stories, pictures and language and aims to awaken children’s curiosity about reading right from the very outset. These skills are fundamental precursors for our youngest children learning to read and write successfully.
At Minihaus München, we awaken this enthusiasm for reading by reading aloud in small groups every day, with the children choosing the books themselves. Reading buddies read stories aloud both in German and in the children’s mother tongue. The “Lilo Lausch” listening and speaking training program promotes language development in our youngest children through multi-lingual stories, poetry and rhymes. Trained literacy teachers provide a range of activities embedded in the weekly curriculum. The range of activities is rounded off with readings by authors of children’s books, children’s theatre and the production of a Minihaus picture book.
Once a week, children at the Minihaus in Pippinger Strasse become young scientists. The garden contains a 35 m² research hut especially for this purpose; the hut is equipped with sieves, bowls, various foods like oil and baking soda and lots more things children need for researching. Experimentation is firmly anchored in the nursery’s curriculum. “The idea was to create a place where the children can experiment”, explains Andrea Lattner, deputy nursery manager at the Pippinger Strasse Minihaus.
Even really young children can take part in the experiments. “These may be quite simple experiments, such as dyeing tulips, for example.” To do this, teachers put white tulips in a vase and the children were then allowed to add food colouring to the water using a pipette. Over several days, the young researchers then observed the tulips changing colour. In another experiment, the children used baking soda and oil to make a kind of volcano which had “smoke” coming out of the top. “Children are always hugely fascinated”, emphasizes Lattner. “It’s lovely that just a few everyday materials can create so much excitement in them.” The results of the experiments are captured in photos on posters to give parents, too, an insight into the work going on.
Minihaus has made research a focal point, and to get these research efforts recognized by outside agencies as well, it has applied to the “Little Scientists’ House” Foundation, sponsored by the German Education Ministry, for certification as a “Little Scientists’ House.
"Little Picassos - Creative Art For Young Minds" - Cythia Drack, who holds a Bachelor in Arts (Psychology) and a Bachelor in Business (Marketing), founded this art school.
Even the very littles ones can get enthusiastic about colours and shapes, they paint and stick, using a great variety of techniques and materials. For this they use professional paints and brushes – but also everyday household materials. They explore the world of colours and shapes through play, by experimenting and trying out.
Another fun activity is to take the paintings of great artists as the starting point for creating your own work. Topics covered are abstract art, creating art from natural materials, the science of colours, perspective, drawing. All this takes place in creative, caring and motivating surroundings which allow the children to create their works of art independently and without restrictions.
Cynthia tells stories, and at the same time she promotes and stimulates the children’s perceptive and fine motor skills and creativity while they are drawing and painting. Even very small children learn their first words of English without realising it - the creative classes are held in English and German.
MINIHAUS München is collaborating with the world-famous Tölz Boys’ Choir. This co-operation between our organization and the famous choir, which is located in the same building as our Tölzer Strasse Minihaus, has been running since October 2017. Once a week, music teachers from the Tölz Boys’ Choir visit our nurseries to make music and sing with the children. Voice trainer Magdalena Eidenhammer carefully selects and combines elements of music teaching to create a fantastic experience for our little ones and thus introduce them to music and singing by playing games and having fun.
We are gradually switching the diet at Minihaus München nurseries to organic food – from the muesli at breakfast to sandwiches in the early evening. The nutritional concept covers a total of four meals (breakfast, hot lunch, afternoon snack and evening meal) provided by Minihaus. Parents don’t have to worry about a thing and know that their children are well cared for in every regard.
Whilst breakfast, afternoon snack and evening meal are prepared on individual Minihaus premises, lunch is delivered by a caterer and heated up on site in convection ovens to preserve vitamins.
Minihaus works with a food scientist to ensure that the food suits the children’s requirements perfectly – with parents’ wishes regarding diet also playing a key role - so the nutritional concept is adapted to suit each individual child perfectly. If a baby, for example, is given freshly puréed food at home, he or she will also get it at Minihaus and then be gradually weaned onto solid food.
In addition to a healthy diet, Minihaus also gives health education a high priority. As a consequence, a dental health day is held twice a year in collaboration with the Department of Health. Here children learn how to clean their teeth properly and even the youngest develop an awareness of dental care. As daily teeth cleaning is part of the nursery routine, the children see it as a perfectly natural ritual.
Capoeira, children’s dance and psychomotor learning
Children have a natural need to move. At Minihaus, we take particular account of this need with special exercise options: in addition to children’s dance, (yoga) and capoeira, psychomotor learning has a high priority. Teachers at many Minihaus facilities are currently working on an extra qualification to integrate this increasingly important educational approach into the Minihaus routine.
External specialists come to the Minihaus facilities specifically to teach children’s dance, capoeira and yoga.
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art practised to music. Children train more than just their mobility and stamina - balance, co-ordination and strength are also boosted. Sabine Kobusch, project manager for Sport and Exercise at Minihaus München, finds the social aspect especially important: “In capoeira, being together plays a very important part, as children practise together, help one another out and have to react to their partner”.
Children’s dance, again, taps into children’s natural need for movement: “All children love to dance; as soon as babies hear music, they start moving”, says Ms Kobusch. Dancing expands children’s potential for movement and is simultaneously a means of expression and communication. Sabine Kobusch is furthermore convinced that: “Dance is creative and it makes us creative!”
The concept of psychomotor learning uses children’s natural impulses: children love to play and move about. Whether children are alone, in pairs or in a group, they run, rush about, climb things and become absorbed in role play. Children are very good at knowing what they need and what does them good. Building on a relationship which values them, we allow sufficient space and time to accompany all children in their holistic development and to ensure that they keep enjoying positive experiences. The variety in and differences between children are included in the development process as a form of enrichment, the children participate by contributing themes, ideas and strengths. Perception and movement form the basis of all educational processes and are a prerequisite for healthy child development. Psychomotor learning completes the exercise concept in our daily work with children at Minihaus.
Which is the best way to approach a dog? How can I touch it? Where does it like to be petted and how does it play? The human&dog teams from "Helfer auf vier Pfoten" visit the Minihaus kindergartens to give children who grow up without a dog the opportunity to learn the correct way to handle dogs. Guided by the volunteers the children learn about mutually respectful relationships between two-legged and four-legged beings. The children find out about the character and the skills dogs have, they learn to follow certain rules when dealing with dogs and to understand the ways dogs react.
Children are born-and-bred pirates and curious explorers – they play and splash about at the indoor pool in the winter, at the outdoor pool or swimming lake in the summer. To make sure the little ones know the right way to act, they need to know the main rules of water and sun safety.
For many years, lifeguards of the Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft - DLRG [German Life-Saving Association] have been active in promoting child safety under the banner ‘Wir machen wasserfest’ [We make water-proof]. They explain the dangers in and around water to kindergarten children and advise on good sun protection.
The children experience the water and sun safety rules with all their senses: a puppet show, an exciting story where the children can join in, and a variety of educational games provide lots of fun and movement and actively involve the children in the programme. Nobbi the Seal, the initiative’s mascot, is always in the thick of it.
Lots of lovely photos of your children are taken during our trips and parties and in the course of everyday crèche and kindergarten life. Via our photo portal, which is updated regularly, we make these photos available to you for your private use.
Would you also like your child to learn to swim? We collaborate with a swim school to facilitate this while your child is with us. Your children will receive swimming lessons to suit their age and which are fun, safe and playful in accordance with the guidelines of the German Swimming Federation. Your child will be picked up straight from kindergarten. (This service incurs an extra fee.)
In collaboration with our partner ski school, we offer your children the option of taking part in ski lessons during their time with us. They are picked up straight from kindergarten and driven to a children’s ski centre which we hire for the purpose. Experienced ski coaches not only ensure fun, but also encourage motor skills and self-confidence. Your children will be making their first descents in no time. (This service incurs an extra fee)
Photographs are a particularly valuable and permanent reminder of childhood. The professional photographers from our partner “Die kleine Kamera” [The Little Camera] visit all Minihaus nurseries regularly to take high-quality photos of your children to create those memories. Your children are photographed in their familiar play environment and you get natural, authentic pictures from their time in the crèche and at nursery. (This service incurs an extra fee.)