Daily routine

The preschoolers also start their day with an open start, the flexitime. All children arrive between 7.30 and 8.00 a.m. and then start with a short circle time together. This is followed by free work. Alone, with a partner or in a small group, the children immerse themselves in their individual activities. They work with topics and materials from the areas of everyday life exercises, sensory materials, maths, language, exploring the world and art. In between, there is enough time for self-selected rest periods or for breakfast. The teachers provide support where it is needed and give new impulses.

In order to have enough time for the wide range of activities on offer, the free work phase at the Montinis extends over a period of three hours. The morning is rounded off with a joint circle discussion with presentations from the free work, factual topics and games.

During lunch in the canteen and the subsequent break in our forest, the Montinis meet up with the children from the school groups. This is often where the first friendships are formed, facilitating an uncomplicated transition to primary school. After the break, the children either return to the Montinis’ group room or to their specialised lessons, sports or adventure education.

School ends at 3.00 pm on Mondays to Thursdays. Fridays at 12.30 pm (without lunch) or at 1.30 pm with lunch. Children who have booked AGs after this time are given a snack and attend the afternoon activities on Mondays to Thursdays until 5.00 pm and Fridays until 3.00 pm.

7:30 to 8:00 a.m.
The day for the Montinis starts with flex time.

8:00 to 8:15 a.m.
Brief circle time for orientation.

8:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Free work is now the order of the day; the children work, learn, and also eat a sugar-free breakfast during this time.

11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Circle time: the children present work from free work, we play together or discuss a factual topic.

11:45 to 12:30
Time for lunch, which is freshly prepared by the school’s own cook. Of course, any food intolerances or vegetarian lifestyles are taken into consideration.

Break at 12:30 p.m.
The break takes place in the school’s own woods. Here the head is cleared again and also the movement does not come too briefly. The children have the opportunity to explore the small beech forest on their own or simply play with friends. The climbing forest as well as the various play offers invite to fun and joy.

From 13:30
The Montinis retreat back to their group rooms, where they can work, play, paint, do handicrafts or just rest, or go to specialized lessons (sports, experiential education).

At 3:00 p.m. the school day is over for the Montinis.

Attention. On Friday, the Montinis’ school day ends at 13:30.