25 years of experience in early childhood education
Kinderwelt Hamburg e.V. was founded in 1992 by the managing directors Ursula Smischliaew and Jörg Brettschneider as a non-profit organisation for independent child and youth welfare. Today, more than 500 employees work in our 20 daycare centres, a parent-child centre and four cooperations with elementary schools as well as in the kitchens and headquarters.
We offer a total of around 2,100 childcare places.
Our umbrella association
Kinderwelt Hamburg e.V. is a member of the Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Hamburg and also participates in its quality assurance procedures. The PARITÄTISCHE is one of the six central associations of free welfare care in Hamburg. It is the umbrella organisation of currently 345 members who work in all areas of social, youth, women’s, disabled, elderly and health assistance and operate over 1,000 institutions and services. The PARITÄTISCHE represents and promotes its member organisations in their professional objectives and their legal, social and economic concerns.
Our educational work is based on a humanistic philosophy. We are committed to scientific enlightenment and humanistic ethics. This means, among other things, offering children and adolescents the chance to find a secular answer to the question of meaning.
We are convinced that everyone wants to take responsibility from the beginning of their life and shape their environment together with others. That is why democratic structures, transparency, and participation at all levels are fundamental components of our work.
For us, personal freedom also means an obligation to create community relationships that meet social and ecological demands and have a sustainable effect. Our goal is to enable children to form a differentiated picture of the world and to develop their own point of view.
Qualified colleagues ensure further development.
We have high quality standards and place great importance on further vocational and in-house training.
We support our teachers on site with specialist advice and ensure further conceptual development.
Our team of experts at management level:
Anita Schuster: Human resources
Andrea Heller: Health management
Angela Löffler: Bilingualism
Dr. Stefanie Seintsch: Academic consultant
Jan Gloystein, Cooperations with elementary schools
In other areas we ensure our quality standards through collegial counsel, working groups and quality circle meetings.
In addition, our employees receive ongoing further training from external providers.
Learning together in our “Bildungshaus”
The many positive experiences and feedback from parents and experts almost inevitably led to the idea of continuing our educational concept within the framework of a bilingual, all-day education centre for school-age children. With the newly founded Flachsland Zukunftsschulen gemeinnützige GmbH, we have been offering children since 2008 the opportunity to grow up with the same educational standards that we have tried and tested over many years.
In September 2008 we started in temporary quarters before moving into the converted Alsterpalais in Alsterdorfer Strasse in 2009. Since then, around 60 daycare children and up to 180 school children have had the opportunity to learn under one roof in a joint education centre. By now we also have our secondary school running in a complementary building just across the street from our main site.
You will find more information here: www.flachsland-hamburg.de