de

Respect. Outreach. Research.


For more information contact us

at
post@rainbowtrekkers.de

Joining the rainbowtrekkers

FAQ regarding the admission process

Following is a list of questions and answers describing our admission process. If you want to register your child with the rainbowtrekkers, please use our admission form.

Is there still room available at rainbowtrekkers?

Our kindergartens in Lindenthal and Widdersdorf are almost completely full until July 2018. In Junkersdorf we are opening an additional group. That’s why in the kindergarten year 2017/18 there are free places available in Junkersdorf, however only for 3 to 6 year olds.

Ampel














When will you be able to tell me whether there are free places available?

The opening of a free place depends on various criteria, such as your own need for when to send your child to day care and the constellation within the rainbowtrekkers group itself. There is always the possibility that space will open up during the year due to parents moving out of town.

How high is the care fee at rainbowtrekkers?

You will be asked to pay a nominal tuition fee and an additional payment covering food expenses directly to our institution. You will also be asked to pay a kindergarten contribution to the local administration, depending on your income. Please click here to find our price list.

What are the opening hours?

Our centers are open from Monday to Friday: 8:00 to 17:00 hrs. You purchase a budet of 45 hours of caregiving per week.

What about holidays?

Our centers are open almost throughout the year with only a three week summer break during NRW school vacations and one to two weeks around Christmas/New Year and some long weekends..

Can we make an appointment to see the facilities of rainbowtrekkers?

In order to maintain the daily routine at rainbowtrekkers, we currently do not schedule private visits for parents when there are no free places. If you are interested in getting to know us personally, we would kindly ask you to fill out our admissiom form.

Why hasn’t rainbowtrekkers been in touch with me?

As we receive many enquiries weekly, personal contact in this case would unfortunately exceed our available resources. Also for this reason, we are unable to provide information regarding the state of your application – neither per telephone, answering machine nor in person at the kindergarten. This is not intended negatively; we simply do not have the time available.

What happens now?

Your data is automatically saved in our enquiries databank. When it is indicated that a definite place for your child is available on a specific date, we will contact you and invite you to a personal getting-to-know-you meeting.

When is the planning certain?

The availability of places is directly related to whether the age and gender of your child fits into one of our groups. As a general rule, we want to have the planning of places for the following kindergarten year, beginning in August, completed by October of the current year. However, due to children leaving and new children starting during the kindergarten year, available places can also change at short notice.

When can I visit one of your kindergartens?

If we contact you and you are still interested in a place in our kindergarten, we will invite you to a personal meeting in one of our kindergartens. Please understand that, due to time restrictions, we are unable to undertake personal discussions and cannot answer queries while we are not able to offer a certain place.

What are the selection criteria at rainbowtrekkers?

The enquiries are greater than the places available. That is why we decide (understandable for all parents) using the following criteria (ordered by importance):

  1. The child had an U3 fixed-term contract and already attends the kindergarten.
  2. The child’s age fits into the potential group.
  3. The child would contribute to a well-balanced mix of gender in the group.
  4. The child had an U3 fixed-term contract in another of our kindergartens.
  5. The child’s sibling(s) already attend(s) the kindergarten.
  6. The parents reflect the values and the pedagogical concept of the kindergarten and declare themselves ready for an educational partnership.
  7. The admission of the child contributes to a balance of social and cultural diversity.
  8. One parent is a single parent or the family is new in the city and without a support network.
  9. Both parents work.