Inklusives Kinderhaus der Lebenshilfe in Gauting

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Inklusives Kinderhaus der Lebenshilfe in Gauting
Julius-Haerlin-Straße 10
82131 Gauting
Funding authority
Lebenshilfe Starnberg
Leutstettener Str. 22
82319 Starnberg
089/89051930 (Frau Ilse Hoffmann-Klee)
089/890519317 (Frau Ilse Hoffmann-Klee)
Opening times7:30 AM - 5:15 PM o'clock
late care4:30 PM - 5:15 PM o'clock
Closing daysUnsere festen Schließzeiten sind zwei Wochen in den Weihnachtsferien und drei Wochen ab Mitte August. Die restlichen Schließtage werden für jedes Betreuungsjahr neu festgelegt.

Our fixed closing times are two weeks during the Christmas holidays and three weeks starting in mid-August. The remaining closing days are determined during each new year of care.
Foreign languages German
Therapeutic support Learning support, early advancement
Extras Barrier-free, Integrative facility, care with lunch, full day care



The Lebenshilfe Kinderhaus in Gauting (The Lebenshilfe Childcare Center Gauting)

Playing and learning together

In our inclusive Kinderhaus in Gauting, we support children with and without disabilities from age 1 until the fourth grade. For children of nursery age (i.e. 1-3 years old), we care for 24 children in two different groups. For children of kindergarten age (3-6 years old) and for children in our after-school program, we offer places for up to 50 children in two groups. Children with disabilities are supported and cared for in integration groups which have a smaller group size of up to 17 children. Our aim is to support families in the education and care of their children. If we have the capacity, children can remain in the Lebenshilfe Kinderhaus Gauting from nursery age until they reach the end of elementary school.

We see ourselves as an inclusive space where children with and without disabilities, as well as children of different ethnicities and religions, can grow together, play, laugh, learn, and become friends. All children are welcome with us and are supported accordingly. Based on the Bavarian Education and Childhood Development Plan (BEP), our focus is on creating educational and learning processes which are stimulated through playtime and social situations. Different projects and activities — as well as exchange and cooperation projects — offer diverse possibilities for children to learn about themselves and others. We work closely with the Interdisziplinäre Frühförderstellen (Interdisciplinary Early Intervention Centres) and the specialist counselling service for children's day-care facilities of Lebenshilfe Starnberg to support children.



Closing Days for All Age Groups

We are closed during Christmas for two weeks (between Christmas and Epiphany) and for 3 weeks during the summer (the 3rd, 4th and 5th weeks of the Bavarian school summer holidays).

In addition, together with the parents’ council, we agree on approximately additional 5 closing days each year for staff training. These are usually on Fridays or on so-called “bridge days” (working days after a public holiday but before a weekend).  




The Lebenshilfe Kinderhaus in Gauting offers children lots of space to play and develop in bright and spacious rooms. Our furnishing concept is designed for flexibility and multifunctionality and allows the rooms to be adapted to suit the situation and provide the children with new inspiration. On each level of the two-story building, there is a “Movement Room” where children can be physically active, attend music groups and other cross-group offerings. Two therapy rooms are available for supporting the children.


Outdoor Facilities


Outside Facilities

Our location on the Buchendorf hill provides many varied possibilities for outdoor activities. Children can enjoy sledding, playing football as well as a community playground in the direct vicinity. This provides more opportunities for the children to be active, in addition to our own outdoor play areas on our premises for nursery, kindergarten, and after-school care.  

Daily Schedule

Daily Routine

Our routine in the nursery and kindergarten:

  • Common early group as of 7:30 am

  • At 8:00 am, children go to their regular group rooms

  • Arrival and free play time

  • Circle time

  • Breakfast

  • Activity or play outdoors

  • Lunch

  • Dental hygiene

  • Midday quiet time/ naptime

  • Free play

  • Snack

  • Activity and / or playground

Daily routine for after-school program:

  • Arrive from school

  • Free play

  • Lunch

  • Dental hygiene

  • Homework

  • Projects

  • Free play and /or playtime outside



Lunch is provided by a local caterer. We pay attention to balanced nutrition and the use of organic and regional products. For lunch we charge a monthly flat-rate meal fee. A lump sum is charged in 12 equal amounts for the opening days.

Lunch is served for nursery and kindergarten children as of 11:30am, therefore lunch is always included.

Our lunch is prepared without any pork meat.

Family Center

Opening hours

Our nursery and kindergarten are open from Monday-Friday from 7:30 am – 5:15pm.

Children are welcome as of 7:30am, or as of the start time you’ve booked each day. Please plan accordingly so that you have left the building each day by the end-time you’ve booked for your child/children.

During school holidays, we care for children in our after-school program according to the hours they have booked. Our obligatory core hours are 8:30am-12:30pm. In order to ensure we meet the children’s need for sleep/quiet time, we have midday quiet time from 12:30pm-2:00pm. Children in the nursery may not be picked up between these hours.

Closing days

Our fixed closing times are two weeks during the Christmas holidays and three weeks starting in mid-August. The remaining closing days are determined during each new year of care.

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Offered care types at Dec 2, 2023:

Kind of carecount placescount integrated places
 Für Kinder von 1-3 Jahren
24 Places4 Places
 Für Kinder von 3 Jahren bis zur Einschulung
50 Places7 Places
 Für Schulkinder
50 Places7 Places

Additional Offerings

Additional Offerings

We cooperate closely with the Music School of Gauting. All our nursery and Kindergarten children participate in a music lesson once per week. The nursery children take part in the “music garden” and the Kindergarten children take part in early musical education.

The Music School of Gauting charges special rates for this.

It is important to us that all children participate. We support families accordingly to make this possible.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

We are run by the Lebenshilfe Starnberg gGmbH.

You can find more information on our website:

The requirements and quality assurance for our facility are coordinated centrally.

Once a year we conduct a parent survey which is evaluated together with the parents' council




Our cooperation partners:

  • Interdisciplinary Early Intervention Centers

  • Specialist counselling service for day-care centers for children (Beratungsfachdienst Kindertageseinrichtungen)

  • Gauting Music School

  • Day care facilities for children in the municipal area

  • Local primary school and the development centers in the district



Pedagogical Aspects


Nursery — Taking over the world step by step

Your child is our primary focus. We offer children an environment in which they can grow and discover their interests. Your child’s initial familiarization with nursery is individually adapted according to his/her development and takes place step by step over several weeks. Building a stable and trust-filled relationship between your child and the nursery staff is important to us. Children are challenged holistically and get to know their environment and other children through play and movement. Through a structured daily schedule with familiar rituals, children experience the security they need to learn and grow. Our spacious, bright rooms are arranged so that all senses are stimulated by the play materials available.  

Facility and Opening Hours

We have two nursery groups on the ground floor of our building with space for 24 children from the ages of 11-36 months, with or without special needs.

Our opening hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 am – 5:15pm. The obligatory core hours are from 8:30am -12:30pm.



Kindergarten — Varied Offering and Individualized Support

Building Togetherness Step by Step

In our two Kindergarten groups, we provide individualized care and support for your child according to his or her development. The strengths of each child are in the foreground. We place great value on an approach to education and learning that is grounded in daily life. In a playful manner, children are encouraged in areas such as independence, language, movement and also in dealing with quantities and numbers. Through daily interaction and matter-of-fact cooperation, children learn the important basic skills for the transition to school. Our spacious outdoor area and the direct vicinity of our building offer your child plenty of space for movement and exploration.

Facility and Opening Hours

There are places for up to 50 children with or without special needs in our two Kindergarten groups located on the ground floor of our building.

Our opening hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 am – 5:15pm. The obligatory core hours are from 8:30am -12:30pm.



After-School Care — Self-organized learning with all the senses and fun during free-time

In our two after-school care groups, we care for and support children after school hours and help them to independently cope with learning and homework tasks. According to individual needs, we make learning materials available in order to help children master required tasks. Differentiated spaces that include a wide-range of equipment for rest and movement, arts and crafts, therapy and cooking make it easy to find a suitable leisure activity. Our spacious outdoor area and the immediate surroundings of our building offer your child enough space to move around during free time in the afternoon. Both free-choice and common activities provide inspiration for sensibly using free time and play time. Your child can make friends and learn new things. During the holidays we offer a varied all-day program which we coordinate with the children in advance.

Facility and Opening Hours

We offer spaces for up to 50 children, with or without special needs, within our two after-school care groups which are located on the first floor of our building. Our opening hours are Monday-Friday from the end of school until 5:15pm. The obligatory core hours are until 4:00pm.

During school holidays, we care for children from 7:30am-5:15pm. Obligatory core hours during school holidays are from 8:15 am - 4:15 pm for the days booked.

For all age groups, we only offer 5-day placements.

(We do not offer 3-4 days or placement sharing).






In our Kinderhaus, specialized staff (educators, curative teachers, curative nurses) work together with support staff /child care workers to serve each group.

Further training takes place regularly, both internally and externally.

For our special needs children, we are supported by the Lebenshilfe early intervention center and the specialist counselling service for child day care centers.

We are happy to offer internships to young people in vocational training in the social sector or for general vocational orientation.


Teamwork with school

Cooperation Between Local School and our After-School Care

We work closely together with the Gauting elementary school. An exchange and cooperation meeting takes place with teachers twice per year, in order to coordinate the pre-school work and to let the school know early on about children with special needs which will need to be integrated, so that appropriate measures can be taken.

In preparation for children in Kindergarten to attend first grade, visits to the school take place.

We are in regular contact with the teachers at the local elementary school regarding the children in our after-school care program.



Teamwork with parents

Education and Educational Partnership

Regular conversations with parents take place. After the initial interview, the staff in each group conduct meetings with parents. During drop-off, pick-up and at least once per year, there is a chance to reflect on your child’s development.

The parents’ council, which is elected at the beginning of each new year, is an important point of contact for us and for parents.

We work closely together. The parents’ council meets regularly with the management of the Kinderhaus in order to discuss important developments and decisions (e.g. regarding selection of variable closing days each year).


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We’re hiring in the kindergarten and krippe.  Are you a qualified specialist for early childhood education, or do you know early childhood educators looking for a new challenge? Let us know!

You can find more information here: Stellenangebote Bereich Kinder und Jugendliche - Lebenshilfe Starnberg (


New children usually begin in September. You’re welcome to reserve a space as of now for September 2023.

If you wish a different start date for your child, please get in touch with us.

Your child will be added to the waiting list.



Our Allocation Schedule


Our placements are already full with kids we already see in the Kinderhaus. More placements for toddlers under 3 yrs might not be available till we hired more staff. You might have to plan a later start than September 2025.

Please motivate interested staff to apply.

- The allocation meeting and seat confirmations for all childcare facilities in Gauting will take place on  March 18th 2024.

All seats are reserved.

If you do not receive a place, your registration will remain on the waiting list. After the contracts have expired in  April 2024, children on the waiting lists will be considered.




Parents help parents:

If you are interested in reserving a space in our Kinderhaus but need help with entering your data in order to apply, our parents’ council can help and support you.

Please contact the parents’ council directly at 


School Safety Helpers Wanted!

Together with the town of Gauting, we are looking for people to help children make it safely from school to the after-school program.

If you would like to help, get in touch with us or the municipality of Gauting.

Holiday Care


Care during school holidays

During school holidays, we offer children in our after-school program a varied full-day program. We decide on activities together with the children in advance. We provide care during the autumn, carnival, Easter and Pentecost holidays. During the summer holidays, we offer a program during the first, second and last week of the Bavarian school summer holidays.


Homework Support


In order to provide children with enough time for learning, we ask that you do not pick up your child/children before 4:00 pm. We support the children with homework every day. On Fridays, homework is optional so that we have time for other projects with the children.

Parental Interviews

Parent Surveys

Once a year, we conduct a survey among all parents. The parents’ council evaluates the results.

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Description and Stations



Our Kinderhaus is on Julius-Haerlin-Str. 10 in 82131 Gauting.

From Münchener Straße, turn at the police and fire station.

The public bus towards Buchendorf stops at the stop "Buchendorfer Strasse".


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