Learning to learn: Our English/German bilingual kindergarten offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment for children aged three to six years. We nurture their innate curiosity with the world by offering diverse learning opportunities in our day school concept.
The SIS Berlin kindergarten and preschool programme is based on the local state curriculum for early childhood education as well as on curricula developed by SIS with selected key areas. In this way, learning is enriched with relevant and meaningful content and bilingualism is promoted at the same time.
Imparting early reading and writing skills, playfully encouraging mathematical thinking and hands-on learning through projects are all important aspects of our work with the children. The children regularly go on field trips in the surrounding area or explore nature right at our doorstep in our own garden. Play, sports and movement, both indoors and outdoors, round up our offer.
Our kindergarten curriculum includes the following six learning areas:
- Personal and Social Development
- Language Development
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Physical Development
- Creative Development
The children are supervised by German- and English-speaking professionals who communicate with the children in their mother tongue, true to the principle of "one person – one language". Thus, German and English are spoken roughly in equal measure throughout the day. Language is acquired through the immersion method – complete immersion in one language – which enables children to quickly find their way around in both languages and grow up naturally bilingual.
In the SIS kindergarten, we emphasise learning through play and discovery, focused on age-appropriate topics. Children begin to explore their immediate environment, they learn to become part of a group and develop an independence appropriate to their age. Little by little, the children's curiosity to learn is awakened.
Our kindergarten consists of mixed-age groups for children aged three to six years. Admission is also possible during the year.
We want to actively support families by offering a comprehensive and flexible all-day concept. Your child can be supervised at school from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day. Classes take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Regular excursions, games, sports and exercise play an important role. The children take part in activities and projects across year levels, and celebrate local and international festivals and traditions. Furthermore, they gain their first, age-appropriate experiences in the areas of digital technology, programming, media as well as communication and e-safety.
Our kindergarten is located on the quaint grounds of a former manor. The protected parkland is an ideal area for children to discover the world around them. Our modern and age-appropriate rooms and facilities offer an excellent learning environment.
For a Varied School Day
As a school, we are committed to doing everything we can to support children as they grow up and to provide a valuable complement to their family life. This includes offers such as lunch, homework supervision, before and after school care, flexible drop-off and pick-up times, a school shuttle, as well as a variety of exciting activities and after school clubs.