Berlin: Embracing German Kindergartens

At 11 o’clock on Monday, 14th August, I arrived at a Kindergarten in central Berlin with my 15-month-old daughter. It wasn’t to be a long visit – in fact it lasted just a few minutes. But this was the start of Cecelia’s ‘settling-in’ period at her new nursery or Kita. It’s an incremental approach that… Continue Reading


Cleaning Party at the Forest School

Charlie’s forest school held a cleaning up party yesterday.   Parents and children gathered to help chop wood, weed beds, clean the sandpit and generally tidy up.  Afterwards  we all cooked sausages we’d brought on the smokey, open fire.  We ate them with delicious salads and bread baked by the kindergarten chef.  Pudding was apple… Continue Reading