FAQ Kindergarten

What day care times and child care options do you offer at Fintosch Toddler School and International Kindergarten?

We offer flexible hours of care. Our Fintosch facilities are open weekdays from 7.30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition, we are only closed for a few days a year. Our benefit is: we are almost always available for you, also during the whole holiday season with a day-care plan with the exception of few days in the winter (Christmas until New Year) and on German national holidays. This is especially important for working parents. We offer besides the classic day-care in addition extra-curricular-activities like for example sports (zumba), music (violin), yoga and ballet.

As following please find an overview about our Childcare options and day-care times:

Childcare options:


Creche/Toddler:

5 days week, 2 / 3 days week on request
Kindergarten: 5 days week for Kindergarten children

Day-care times:

Part time: 07:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fulltime: 07:30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (or until 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.)

Which languages are spoken at your kindergarten?

The colloquial language is English. This is the most common language in the world and the common language of Fintosch as our teachers are coming from many different countries. We work with an international curriculum. From Kindergarten on, we offer one hour German every day. All afternoon activities are held in German language.

How do the afternoon activities work (e.g. ballet, yoga, music, judo, train with brain etc.)? How are these respective modules booked?

You will receive this information from your child´s teacher at Fintosch. If you are interested just send us an email at: info@fintosch.com 
Children are welcome to attend a free trial lesson in advance. These are available in German.

What are the unique features at Fintosch?

We live our slogan: Fintosch feels like family. We rely on family closeness, see ourselves as partners in the education of children. In doing so, we combine a child-friendly and lovingly designed environment with solid structures in a multicultural relationship. In all groups, we offer a higher staff-child ratio than in public nursery schools. In addition, we are only closed for a few days per year. You will get the full package at Fintosch as we also offer different afternoon activities in our facilities.

What happens during the transition period from kindergarten to school? How do I know when and where I need to register my child?

First grade is when mandatory schooling begins in Germany. Primary school registration for prospective first graders starts in March or April for fall entrance in the same year. This early deadline allows ample time for assessing children who may have not attended Kindergarten, or who may not yet have acquired adequate German language skills. Generally, parents will receive a letter from the municipality in which they have registered residence.
Many primary schools write personally to the parents and invite them to a registration appointment in order to avoid unnecessary waiting time.

At Fintosch we talk and write a letter to the parents of five and six-year-olds who are approaching primary school entrance ensures. Children who attend Fintosch Kindergarten (and their primary-school-aged siblings) are guaranteed admittance to the Fintosch Multilingual primary school, and day-care options. Additional questions will be answered gladly by our director, Mr. Frank van Poucke.

Further information can be found on the following here.