information for parents

Opening Hours: 7 am to 3 pm. Afternoon care is available until 5.30 pm, though not recommended for the crèche.

Holidays: The Children's House will be closed for a winter and spring holiday (similar to the Christmas and Easter holidays of Austrian schools) and for most of August. Exact dates will be provided on our school calendar.

Religion: The Children's House offers no religious instruction but rather encourages the children to regard all religions with an open mind.

Language: The main language spoken and used in all the Montessori language materials will be English but there will be some emphasis on German in the form of songs, rhymes, simple stories and conversation. Previous knowledge of English is not a requirement but if your child speaks neither English nor German nor French we would appreciate a list of important words in the child's own language!

Other Activities: Hrvoje of the Music & Art House offers piano and music lessons to interested children at The Children's House, for an extra fee. Guitar lessons and movement classes may also be offered by others in the afternoons.

Staff: Head teacher, Katharine Wolschner who is British but has been living in Austria for more than 30 years founded The Children's House in 1992. She has an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Casa dei Bambini Diploma and a London Montessori Centre Nursery Teacher Diploma as well as a B.A. in German and French, and leads a team of experienced international Montessori teachers.

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