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Day care centre Bornstraße
Bornstraße 2
20146 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 / 40 / 449 124
Fax: +49 / 40 / 413 391 21

About us

Educational profile:

Our care and educational work is based on a situational approach.

Together with the children, we prepare projects suited to their living environments and the current needs of the respective group.

Self-confidence and independence are appropriately encouraged, and childlike curiosity and enthusiasm for learning preserved and supported, through playing. Playing is the most important way for children to learn about, recognise and understand themselves and their environment. By enabling framework conditions for creative playing, we provide learning conditions suitable to the various ages and development levels, and facilitate individual and holistic learning. In this way, the children acquire basic skills to optimally prepare them for the next stages of their lives.

As a child day-care centre, we support families, i.e. we supplement the child-raising duties of the family, which requires a continuous, trustworthy partnership with the parents in order to achieve the set goals.


The building

… was constructed in 1876.

… is located in a quiet one-way street.

… is very close to the University of Hamburg grounds.

… has a 300-sq m garden.

… also provides living space for students with children.


The children

… are approx. 70 in total, aged 1-6 years

… are spread over two crèche groups, each with 14 children, and two elementary groups.


The team

… regularly undergoes advanced training according to the latest findings in teaching and developmental psychology.

… consists of

  • the day-care centre management.
  • 2 educational specialists per crèche group and mixed-age group, who are also supported by a day-care assistant from the Elbwerkstätten.
  • A relief staff member with teaching training, who works in the groups if a staff member is ill or away.
  • A day-care assistant.
  • External specialists.
  • Office, utility and cleaning staff.

The focuses of our educational work

… are geared around the Hamburg educational recommendations for child day-care centres

and take into account the following aspects of education:

  • The body, exercise and health.
  • Social and cultural environment.
  • Communication: Language, written culture and media.
  • Artistic creativity
  • Music.
  • Basic mathematical knowledge.
  • Basic scientific and technical knowledge.

… relate to science, and include the following:

  • Working with explorer kits in our learning workshop.
  • Creating spaces for experiences and interaction using the 4 elements – water, fire, earth and air (e.g. when designing our outdoor area).

… are reflected in our interior decor (studio, explorer workshop, exercise room, library).

… are creatively addressed by the children through role plays.

… prepare children for school, including through a fixed pre-school group.

… are geared around the children’s life issues and interests.


Special services

… Early music education, exercise activities, excursions and much more.

… Include work in the pre-school groups, with topics such as

  • My body.
  • My family.
  • Roads and traffic.
  • A day in the woods.


… supplied by an external caterer specialised in day-care centres, and which provides regional, partly organic food.

… based on the principles of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V. (German Society of Nutrition).



Take the U1 to Stephansplatz or the S Bahn to Dammtor, then line 4 or 5 to Grindelhof.

Enrolment and counselling

… is handled by the management.

… is available every 1st Tuesday of the month at 16 p.m. and by appointment.


We look forward to welcoming your child!



Katharina Hillebrand

Day care centre management

Bornstraße 2

20146 Hamburg

Telephone: +49 / 40 / 449 124


Office hours

Mon - Fri 7.30 am - 5.30 pm