Program Details

Erdenkind Krems Montessorihaus

  • Start Date 2017-08-30
  • End Date: 2018-08-30

  • Location: Krems an der Donau

We are a private organized childcare institution and we take care of children at the age of one year till they start school. We want to provide a comfortable and safe environment for our kids on the pedagogic concept of Maria Montessori and Emmi Pikler.

Dr. Maria Montessori called her daycare centre for children in Rome "casa dei bambini" - The Children's House. She had observed that children learn best in a homelike social environment with appropriate materials, which support each individual's unique development. She maintained that children are respected different from adults and like individuals who are different from one another, that they educate themselves through purposeful activity and absorb and learn spontaneously from their environment, which includes people as well as materials.


Host Family (May also be in a Rural Area)

We look for a nice male or female volunteer, who loves to be with little children and wants to help us to make every day enjoyable. We expect your enthusiasm, your input and ideas. The main idea is to have a person from another country and to let children learn about this country, culture and language by his/her daily presence. The project of the volunteer will consist of introducing different aspects of his /her culture into the leisure time program of the children and to give an extra helping hand.
The kids arrive between 7 and 8.30 a.m. In the morning time they can stay with their friends or start working with the offered Montessori material or move and play in our gymnastic room.
At 9 a.m. we eat together a small snack: fruit or vegetables, bread with butter, and if somebody celebrates his birthday, we eat a birthday cake. After eating all kids bring their plates to the kitchen and wash their hands. At 10 a.m. we start with our morning circle, we sing songs, do fingerplays, check who is present and who is ill or on holiday.
Then each child can choose, if it wants to work in the Montessori room or do a creative work with one of our pedagogues or to practice gymnastics with some Pikler instruments. Two instructors are looking for max. 12 kids and help them whenever needed. Every day we go in our private garden and the kids can play and enjoy fresh air (also in winter!) At 11.30 am we eat our fresh cooked lunch and from 12 to 2 pm the kids can sleep, relax or do more silent activities.

Starting from 2 to 4 pm, the parents can pick up their children.

  • They will like to host a Spanish and English native speakers.
  • The intern should be motivated to work with children, be able to work independent and to bring Enthusiasm and motivation to the project.
  • Creativity, being spontaneous, or to have a musical sense is more than welcome.
  • As we run the school and the kindergarten environmental friendly you should be open or have an ecological attitude.

How to get there?
Terminal: Vienna / Airport Schwechat (VIE)
International Airport: Vienna / Airport Schwechat (VIE)
Domestic Airport: Vienna / Airport Schwechat (VIE)


6 months - 2,900.00 EUR

12 months - 3,900.00 EUR