Agenda/Formations

Waldkindergarten 01.09.2021-31.08.2022

Domaines : Culture, Travail social et éducatif
Programme : Service volontaire européen

Organisation d’accueil

Waldkindergarten

Waldkindergarten

Mission

Adresse / pays
Bertolt-Brecht-Str. 16 a
D-07745 Jena

durée 6 - 12 mois
début: septembre 2021
fin: août 2022
type de mission: individuelle

Description de la mission :

Waldkindergarten is a kindergarten with a forest pedagogical and open approach for children between one year and school entrance. In our work, we dedicate ourselves to the ethical values according to nature and environmental education. Basically, we are out in nature in any weather, except during storms or temperatures far below freezing. The smallest children stay with us in the garden or make small trips in the nearby nature.

The kindergarten day is determined by recurrent rituals and processes, embedded in the annual cycle of nature. Children will particularly experience those through daily trips to nature. With all senses, the children can experience the transitions of the seasons, the cold, heat, rain and snow, as well as the bustle of the animals. With its unfinished character, nature offers a wealth of play opportunities. A tree root can be a horse, a car, a pirate ship or as a cozy chair to linger and listen to the sounds of the forest. We cultivate an appreciative and non-violent communication, caring for each other and the things that surround us, and we learn together. Of particular importance to us is a conscious design of the transitions – to kindergarten, from group to group, and to school. We see these as important steps that require familiar, invigorating and loving accompaniment so that the children can grow and move on inwardly.

Tâches du volontaire :

The main principle of the pedagogical and educational work is:

  • Participation
  • Low-threshold service and voluntariness
  • Working on the social field, flexible and continuously
  • Intercultural events
  • Gender studies
  • Working on the living environment / nonformal and informal education
  • Critical partiality and political interest

We have 51 children in 3 groups. The volunteers accompany the children playing, carving, crafting, climbing and having lunch and vespers. In addition, there are small household tasks to do, in which all employees of the kindergarten help. Furthermore, there is always the opportunity to carry out a project of their own, to arrange morning rounds and to support them during the festive organization. Intercultural parents‘ cafés and evening events can also be co-designed. Each year, we have a tent camp and a farewell ritual weekend for the older children. Supporting those, the volunteers learn to work independently and implement their ideas in projects with children between 1 and 7 years. They get to know children in their free play and learn how to join them with simple and few resources. In addition, they get to know the work in a team. They experience appreciative communication and are encouraged to represent or protect their interests and boundaries. During all of this, they can learn German.

Profil recherché :

  • Empathy towards children & youth
  • Ability to work in a team

Votre contact :

Elena Koroglanoglou
elena.koroglanoglou@snj.lu
+352 247-86439