Welcome to the nature and forest kindergarden at the Samainhof
A place where every child feels comfortable and secure from an early age, where they are discoverers and inventors, where they can simply be themselves and explore their innermost being.
Here you get to our concept of the nature and forest kindergarten
The special thing about our nature and forest kindergarten
Our nature and forest kindergarten is an open-air kindergarten.
A group of up to 20 children goes with two educators every day into the forest and into the great outdoors.
Our kindergarten is mainly attended by German and American children, other languages are also represented, so the children are introduced to different languages in a playful way.
The Samainhof is the ideal place for the first nature and forest kindergarten in the Upper Palatinate, because: We are surrounded by forest, meadows and fields. Horses, donkeys, goats, cats, rabbits, chickens, cattle and a dog live on the farm. We have enough space to climb the fruit trees, to plant flowers and vegetables, to nurture and care for them. There are enough natural materials such as sand, clay, stones, wood, etc. to unfold and develop creativity. In case of heavy rain or freezing cold, there are also rooms directly at the Samainhof. We can stay in the Indian tipi, in the tree house, in the kindergarten house or in the kindergarten room with kitchen at the Samainhof or eat and paint under the covered terrace and listen to the drumming of the rain. Places for a warm campfire can be found.
In joint cooperation between the employees, parents and the Samainhof, new projects and premises are constantly being created, such as a composting toilet by the tree house, raised beds, a wooden toy wagon and a newly created vegetable garden.
The nature and forest kindergarten at the Samainhof is under the sponsorship of the nature and forest education at the Samainhof am Samainhof e.V..
Membership in the sponsoring association costs €50 per year. Supporting memberships are also very welcome.
The monthly parental contributions are currently €125.50 per month for all state-supported children. Parents in Bavaria currently receive a subsidy of €100 per month, which reduces the contributions accordingly.
For children who are not subsidized by the state, other monthly contributions apply, which can be requested from the kindergarten management.
Our nature and forest kindergarten at the Samainhof is open from Monday to Friday from 8.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. including pick-up and drop-off times.
The kindergarten is closed on public holidays. You can find out our closing times for 2023 here.
Registrations are possible throughout the year. We would be happy to put your child on our waiting list. If we have available kindergarten places, we will arrange taster days with you and your child, where we can get to know each other.