The kindergarden is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.
We are closed for a maximum of 25 days in the year, including three weeks in the summer vacation period and between Christmas and New Year. The kindergarden is also closed for a number of days for internal staffing purposes, such as evaluation days, planning days, training and team-building retreats; these dates vary from year to year. The teaching team and the parents decide on the exact closing dates together.
Parents are expected to help in the day-to-day running of Humpty Dumpty.
Three parents serve on the Board, whose members are elected once a year by the parents as a whole. As a registered association under German law (eingetragener Verein), the kindergarten is obliged to have a Board, which functions as the kindergarten’s management. The Board’s duties include staffing issues, membership and finances, among other things. All parents are expected to serve on the Board for a year.
In addition to the Board positions, parents are expected to volunteer for other smaller duties. These include managing the address list, planning events, carrying out repairs or helping out in the kindergarten during team meetings and in case of staffing shortage. In contrast to some other parent-run kindergartens, however, parents do not need to cook or clean on a daily basis.
The kindergarden is located close to the Eisenacher Strasse subway station (U7) and bus routes on Hauptstraße/ Kaiser Wilhelm Platz.
At Humpty Dumpty, the children receive a nourishing breakfast, a warm lunch and an afternoon snack of fruit and vegetables. The midday meal is freshly prepared every day by our talented chef, who has been with us for over 10 years. All the food served in the kindergarten is organic. Sweet dishes such as cake or desserts are only served on special occasions, such as birthdays or parties.
Please see the Senate’s website for more information on kindergarten fees in Berlin. Parents at Humpty Dumpty pay a membership fee of 60€ per month per child to cover the cost of organic meals and activities for children(Yoga, Music, Excursions etc.)