CampusKita Day Nursery
Young parents may also want to study. This is why Osnabrück Student Services established its CampusKita Day Nursery with 80 places. While mums and/or dads concentrate hard on their studies, their children can play and learn at the nursery.
The CampusKita Day Nursery, built in 2011-12, is located close to the local universities, in Osnabrück’s popular “Wüste” neighbourhood.
Our relationship to children is guided by attention, care and clear boundaries. We have established comprehensible structures and rules within which children can develop – freely yet safely.
Here, children can discover new things, build their self-confidence, and think and act for themselves. We embrace each child’s strengths and abilities, fostering their individuality.
We are involved in multiple projects in which the children at our CampusKita prepare themselves for the transition to school and life in general.
For many children, day one at the crèche or nursery will be the first time they are separated from their mums and dads. It’s therefore important that you take time to help your children get used to the initial phase. For more information, please refer to the Berlin Familiarisation Model, on which the CampusKita Day Nursery team bases its work.
Incidentally, successful familiarisation is an important prerequisite for transitions later on in life, such as from preschool to school.
A dream come true for kids
Kids’ dreams come true at the CampusKita Day Nursery. The colourful entrance hall itself encourages them to discover, explore and play. Next, there are two rooms set aside for music and movement activities; group rooms for concentrating quietly on project work; and dedicated sleeping rooms. It’s up to the children to decide for themselves if they want to explore the nursery, join in on a group activity, or retreat to a quiet place for a while. This freedom to choose promotes children’s personal and social skills.
Both crèche rooms are also unusual in that they have a climbing and crawling area where youngsters can develop their awareness, physical coordination and reflexes. These facilities also promote children’s personal and social skills.
The outdoor area of the CampusKita Day Nursery has two separate sections: a sandpit and grass play area for toddlers to enjoy, and a large meadow with a water pump, swings and a Bobby Car racetrack for bigger kids.
For more information, please refer to our brochure “Die CampusKita – ein (T)Raum für Kinder” (The CampusKita Day Nursery – A dream come true for kids).
Each group in the day nursery is cared for by a team of three specialised staff at any one time; five are responsible for each crèche group (some working in shifts).
Three housekeepers ensure hygiene standards are met, and keep the rooms clean and tidy. Food for the children is prepared on the premises by a cook.
Back row, left to right: Gaby Meyer, Marco Kindlein, Christiane Krüer-Teckemeyer, Marleen Brüggemann, Jana Stübner, Rita Rensen, Doreen Klausing.
Front row, left to right: Vanessa Abramczyk, Laura Thurm, Ilona Robben-Perk, Nadezhda Slav, Sina Komm, Jessika Michel, Betül Aktas, Astrid Fels, Christiane Harig (Head of CampusKita)
Meals at the Day Nursery
All food is prepared freshly each day, and much of it is organic, ensuring all children maintain a healthy, balanced diet. Fresh fruit is provided in the afternoon. Drinks are available throughout the day.
For breakfast, food is brought from home. It’s a nut-free nursery, which means that no food products containing nuts (e.g. breakfast muesli) may be brought into the building.
Cooperation with parents
We pursue confidential cooperation with parents to ensure the best possible supervision of their children. We therefore hold meetings with parents twice a year, as well as parent evenings.
The CampusKita Day Nursery team encourages the involvement of parents in the organisation of projects or celebrations.
Networking with other partners
Sharing experiences and learning from each other is one of our top priorities. This is why the CampusKita Day Nursery team works very closely with other institutions and experts.
We work particularly intensively with the Lower Saxony Institute of Early Childhood Education and Development (nifbe).
Other partners include:
- Other crèches and nursery schools
- Schools (especially two primary schools in the area, Grundschule in der Wüste, Altstädter Grundschule, Rückertschule and Elisabeth-Grundschule)
- Colleges of social education
- Child guidance centres
- The Kinderschutzbund (Germany’s largest child protection agency)
- Early intervention centres
- Therapists (as required)
- Work groups
- Governmental agencies and authorities
(including the City Osnabrück, Osnabrück City and Rural District Health Services, Sozialer Dienst West (social services))
- Paediatricians and hospitals (as required)
- Osnabrück Museum of Cultural History
- The Bläserphilharmonie Osnabrück (a brass ensemble)
- Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences (Singing with Children module)
- Osnabrück University (various projects)
We are required to allocate 70% of places to children of students and staff of the local universities or Osnabrück Student Services. The remaining 30% of places are allocated to other children who live in the area. Every child, whatever their origin, has a chance of being accepted. However, Osnabrück City must be registered as their principal place of residence.
|Core opening times:||08.00 am – 4.00 pm|
The following special opening times are offered at the beginning of the school year for a period of one year, subject to demand:
|Early Risers:||07.00 am – 07.30 am |
07.30 am – 08.00 am
|Spätdienst:||4.00 pm – 4.30 pm |
4.30 pm – 5.00 pm
The day nursery closes for three weeks in summer, during the semester break. It also closes for three weeks over Christmas and New Year.
The day nursery schedule contains the Easter holiday dates, as well as five to seven additional days when the nursery closes for staff training.
|2018 (monthly)||2019 (monthly)|
|For an all-day place:||191,83 Euro||199,51 Euro|
|For each time slot outside the core schedule:||10,66 Euro||11,09 Euro|
|Food and drink:||50,00 Euro||50,00 Euro|
|Parental allowance:||10,00 Euro||10,00 Euro|
Additional fees may be charged for special projects and events.
Simply contact us!
Why not come to one of our monthly tours of the CampusKita Day Nursery? Call us to find out the dates.
How to reach us:
+49 541 760298811