Kindergarten Jenaplan (preschool section)

If you want to work as a volunteer in a nursery school (kindergarten) perhaps this kindergarten of Jenaplan School could be a wonderful place for your work placement. In the „Vorschulteil Jenaplan-Schule Jena“ we take care of 30 children at the age from 3 Years to 6 years. This kindergartengroup is resident in the middle of the jenaplan-school. This school is based on a progressive education concept, called jenaplan . Actually about 450 pupils go to this school from primary school up to grammar school. They can leave school with any school-leaving qualification which is possible to get in Germany up to Abitur.

In our kindergarten we work in a team of 4 educators. Since several years the Spanish language and Spanish culture are a regular feature in our kindergartengroup. We sing Spanish songs an have quite a lot of Spanish children’s books.
Of course we also like to explore nature together with our children, we like to do sport, we like to sing an play music (we have a piano, accordion, guitars, drums  and a lot of other musical instruments), we like to paint and to do handicraft work, and we like to do many other things together with our children. We have regular meetings and contact to the older children of our school and work together in several projects. When you come to us , you will have a lot of opportunities to help children and to work together in a team.
Our school has a school partnership with a school in San Marcos Nicaragua „Corazón de Jesús“. We practise a lively exchange with this school an people of San Marcos.
Respect and tolerance are indispensable essential values for us.
It would make us very happy, if you could help us to continue this tradition of Spanish culture in our kindergartengroup and if you could teach the children the Spanish language and Spanish culture playfully. In return, of course we will surely assist you learning the German language and culture.

We offer: The volunteer has the opportunity to grow with his/her tasks and acquire and develop independence, tolerance, communication skills, as well as professional and social competence. The focus is on using the Spanish language in daily basic communication. The children should hear Spanish as often as possible and in natural situations. The volunteer will support the duties of the educators. After sufficient introduction to day-to-day nursery work, the volunteer can, in consultation with the educator, develop own projects or activities. The themes of the projects can vary from environmental offers, music, drama, sports, games, creative and cognitive services.