Our bilingual nursery school and kindergarten Joki Lerchenau
Easily reachable in the north of Schwabing, is the beautiful new building which was built especially to our specifications. The garden is accessible from the generous group and sleeping rooms of the creche and the bilingual kindergarten (German/English) on the ground floor.
The bright multi-purpose room in the basement is an inviting space for dancing and movement games. Here we also offer the children to take part in special activities.
Our free play space can be found around the back of the building, and has been set up according to the newest revelations in childhood games. We use the various sections of the Garden with different playground equipment and sandboxes.
Bilingual care from the beginning: Alongside our German speaking carers, each group will normally have an English speaking carer who will introduce the children to their language and culture through fun and games. Using the Immersion method, our native speakers speak with the children solely in their mother tongue. The aim is not to teach the children a language in a school-like way, but rather that they should come into contact with a foreign language, songs and games.
Our cook, specially trained by Joki, prepares all meals daily so they are fresh and fitting to the ages of the children. For that reason, it is unnecessary to pack a snack for your children. The menu is adjusted for children with allergies.
Joki has an exceptionally high staff to child ratio. In each group 3-4 carers look after the children in the creche and the kindergarten.
Alongside our German speaking teachers, normally an English speaking carer introduces the children to their language and culture through fun and games. Using the Immersion method, our native speakers speak with the children solely in their mother tongue. The aim is not to teach the children a language in a school-like way, but rather that they should come into contact with a foreign language, songs and games.
Through this the intercultural competence of the children is encouraged, which prepares them for a globalised world. Additionally their brains will be trained according to well-founded scientific findings without any pressure of a particularly intensive form. A high mental flexibility results all the more, the earlier and more consistently the child finds itself in a multilingual environment. You can find further information at www.fmks-online.de.
Quotations from the Parents’ Questionnaire 2019
After a long search I finally found, in Joki, a suitable kindergarten for my son and for me. The loving care of the children by the staff particularly impressed me. The good staff to child ratio and the many different languages were a bonus. The opening times fit perfectly with today`s working conditions.”
Joki has a nice interior design, a garden and freshly prepared meals every day. Every day there is a super, inspiring programme for the children. The children are helped and challenged and the parents are supported in their work life by good childcare.”
Every day my wife and I are pleased how happily our son Neo goes to crèche. This is certainly due to your committed staff and the pleasant surroundings which you have provided for the little ones. Also the children, as we could see at the summer fete, come from interesting families which is a benefit not only for the “little ones” but for the “big ones” too. Finally I would like to highlight your concept of raising the little ones to be independent early in their lives. Our Neo can, at 14 months, already carefully handle glass and china, and eats almost without any help. Particularly in our case, where both parents work full-time, this is an enormous help!”
We are, for one, very happy that we were able to place both our daughters (crèche and kindergarten) in one nursery, which is logically, for working parents, an unusual advantage. Also we are very lucky that they both settled in at Joki quickly and feel at home and can hardly wait to return to their crèche and kindergarten after the holidays. We have been especially convinced by the warmth, a friendly ear and the commitment of the staff which certainly helped us to clear some hurdles occurring at the beginning of a new nursery.”
In addition to this, I would like to positively emphasize things that are not a matter of course everywhere and that we have already experienced differently: enough substitute staff, nursery managers that are not calculated in the staff to child ratio, as well as staff that are responsible for the coordination of a new opening and for the education concept. The opening times, the staff to child ratio, the house-own cook and a convincing concept (without strange offers such as Chinese or Yoga) have done just that.”
Our daughter started in the crèche at Joki at 11 months old. From the beginning she felt at home and comfortable in the group and with the carers. So much so that she jumps out of our arms and races to the door as soon as we get near to the group room!”
My husband and I are also very pleased with the general conditions: the varied meals – our daughter is learning about other foods apart from those which we offer her at home. The generous opening times which allow us both to attend to our jobs and especially the warm and qualified teaching team that lets us hand over our little mouse with a clear conscience.”
|Monday – Thursday||7:30am – 6:15pm|
|Friday||7:30am – 4:45pm|
The creche is open the whole year, with the exception of five staff training days per year, the time between Christmas and Three Kings Day, and two weeks summer holidays in mid- August. Closing times will always be announced 12 months in advance.
Nursery fees and booking options
In our nursery we take care of children from six months old until the end of their sixth year from 7.30am Monday to Friday.
The nursery fees depend on which category is booked and correspond to a booking of 5 days per week.
|Booking hours/day||Nursery fees as of 01.09.2019|
|10 – 11 hours||879 € / month|
|9 – 10 hours||828 € / month|
|8 – 9 hours||792 € / month|
|7 – 8 hours||746 € / month|
|6 – 7 hours||705 € / month|
|5 – 6 hours||602 € / month|
|4 – 5 hours||494 € / month|
|3 – 4 hours||360 € / month|
|Meals (fresh cuisine):||110 € / month|
|Registration fee:||490 € once|
|BOOKING HOURS/DAY||NURSERY FEES AS OF 01.09.2019*|
|10 – 11 hour||663 € / month|
|9 – 10 hour||631 € / month|
|8 – 9 hour||599 € / month|
|7 – 8 hour||567 € / month|
|6 – 7 hour||524 € / month|
|5 – 6 hour||465 € / month|
|4 – 5 hour||391 € / month|
|3 – 4 hour||282 € / month|
|Meals (fresh cuisine):||120 € / month|
|Registration fee:||490 € once|
The registration fee becomes due when the contract is concluded. The registration fee is reduced to 290 € as of the second child.
Discount for each further sibling 40 €.
You can claim tax relief on the fees up to the set limit according to German tax legislation.
*without taking into account the monthly contribution (of 100 €) by the State of Bavaria to the entire kindergarten time.
We offer a complete service package for our working parents, holding true to our motto ‘Job and child, a happy combination.’ If you should have any additional wishes, please let us know.
- All meals are prepared fresh by our cook
- You don’t need to pack any meals or snacks, which can save you time in the morning
- Children with allergies will receive meals specially prepared for them
- We will wash children’s dirty or soiled clothes
- We record important, exciting and special developmental progress through a mixture of words and pictures in development a personal folder
- In addition to our long opening times, we offer flexible solutions for exeptional work-related circumstances, where you may occasionally need longer hours of care for your child
Click here for pre-registration (nursery school & kindergarten)
You can download the educational concept of Joki childcare centres in Munich here.
A detailed copy of the educational concept of Joki Lerchenau is available in our centre
How to reach us
Several parking spots are available right in front of our building. Schwabing, Moosach und Milbertshofen are a ‘hop, skip and a jump’ away. You can reach the Frankfurter Ring and the Mittleren Ring by car in a few minuites, the train station Olympiazentrum is 3 minuites by bus away. Prams, car seats and bike trailers can be left with us during the day.
From Feldmoching or from Mittleren Ring: Bus 173 (Feldmoching – Petuelring):
Bus stop Schittgabler Straße, from there 300m by foot
From Olympiazentrum: Bus N46 (Petuelring):
Bus stop Schittgabler Straße, from there 300m by foot
From Schwabing / Moosach: U 3
Train stop Olympiazentrum, from there by bus 173 to bus stop Schittgabler Str.
Click here for the Munich Public Transportation System.