Kita Die Kobolde

1,5 Jahre - Schuleintritt

Kita Die Kobolde
Alter Steinbacher Weg 60
35394 Gießen
Funding authority
Die Kobolde e.V.
Alter Steinbacher Weg 60
35394 Gießen
Opening times7:30 AM - 4:30 PM o'clock
Closing days1 Woche in den Osterferien
3 Wochen in den Sommerferien
1 Woche in den Weihnachtsferien
Foreign languages German
Specially educational concept open work
Extras care with lunch, parents association

Current information


Die Kobolde e.V.

The university day care centre "Die Kobolde e.V." is a self-organised parents' association on the university grounds, located directly next to the Philosophikum II on the edge of the forest. Ideal for children of student parents, who are given priority admission.

    Space for 18 children
    Children from 1.5 to 6 years
    care 07:30 - 16:30
    Vegetarian, organic and wholesome food
    Only children from the city of Giessen are accepted.

The group follows a mixed-age educational concept. The children can learn from each other together in the group. In order to be able to realise this concept, the group would like the children to stay in the group - if possible - until they start school.

The children have breakfast and lunch together. In the afternoon there is fruit. The parents are responsible for lunch. This means that each family cooks for the whole group (approximately every 3 weeks). On cooking day, the family has clean-up duty from 3 pm. The food can be prepared at home; it does not have to be cooked at the day care centre. In the kitchen of the day care centre there is a cooker and a convection oven so that, for example, noodles, rice and casseroles can be cooked on site.

The group has a spacious room, a playable courtyard, a beautiful garden and play area with a variety of play activities and is located right on the edge of the forest.

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The facility has various play and function rooms: a playroom, a construction room, a reading room, a role-play room, a painting and craft room, and a bedroom for the children who want to take a midday nap.

Opposite the kitchen is the dining room where breakfast and lunch are eaten together. Birthdays are also celebrated here, which the respective parents enrich with cake and birthday breakfast.

There is a washroom with child-friendly toilets and a nappy-changing room, also with a toilet.

Outdoor Facilities

In addition to the obligatory bobby cars and bicycles, the outdoor area of the kindergarden invites children to romp, dig, swing, balance, see-saw, etc. in the yard as well as in the garden with various natural playground equipment. There is a water and mud area with a water pump and an earth mound for romping around.

There is also a covered seating area where you can do handicrafts and eat.

Daily Schedule

The children can visit the kindergarden from 7:30 a.m. and choose for themselves what they would like to do until breakfast.

At 9:30 a.m. we have breakfast together with the children.

During breakfast, the children often discuss what they would like to do in the day care centre. Due to the high number of staff, we usually have the opportunity to respond to the individual wishes of the children.

Around 12 o'clock, lunch is also eaten together with the children. Eating is more than just taking in food, it is a social gathering and is associated with rituals for the children. A table saying heralds the beginning of each meal.

The younger children sometimes sleep after lunch. This is done individually, according to the children's needs. Often it is a little quieter then, as the children recover from the lively play in the morning. Here, too, we can respond individually to the children's wishes. The first children are picked up after lunch, the others usually spend the afternoon outside in the garden or courtyard.

The centre closes at 4:30 pm.

Our weekly schedule includes the following activities:

Monday: Forest day with the 4-6 year olds

Tuesday: Preschool

Wednesday: Music with our external music teacher

Thursday: "Straying" (forest day) for the up to 3 year olds

Friday: Music for U3 children and movement activities for children older than 3

Deviations from our schedule are possible and important, as we are guided by the needs of the children.



Breakfast is served together in the morning at around 9:15 am. On Mondays, the children bring their own breakfast; for the other days, the supermarket Klatschmohn deliver fresh food. fruits and vegetables.

At lunchtime (from about 11:45 a.m.), we also eat together, the food is prepared by the parents. Organic, wholesome and vegetarian food is cooked for the whole group every 3 weeks. The food can be prepared at home.

In the afternoon, there is a fruit and bread meal. This is taken outside, weather permitting.


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Offered care types at Feb 4, 2023:

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 Altersgemischte Betreuung
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Care providers are responsible for all profile content. (State: 28/07/2022 21:41:26)

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