Benefits
TGW
Kinder-
garten

Company child care facility

Growing & 
accompanying

At the TGW Kindergarten ("TGW Zwergennest"), our child care facility at our Marchtrenk location, our employees' children (from one year old to the beginning of school) are taken care of in nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten groups. The focus is on individual growth and support – fully in line with our philosophy of "People in Focus – Learning and Growing".

"Discover, Learning AND GROWING"

In collaboration with the University of Education Upper Austria, we have developed a concept that integrates various approaches to early childhood education. The children are cared for by several different caregivers and teachers for each group. This childcare philosophy makes it possible to deal with each child according to their needs and stages of development – play as well as eating, drinking and sleeping.

The childcare philosophy is one that focuses on respectful and affective care, free play and autonomous development of movement – according to the three basic principles: delicacy of feeling, relationship-based teaching and an approach based on dialogue.

Growing and accompanying
TGW Zwergennest, Teacher
"Thanks to the modern concept
and the lower child-to-adult
ratio in the groups
than required by law,
the children are able
to make discoveries independently
and gain confidence
in their surroundings.
This is really a brilliant
educational environment
for our entire team to work in."
Discover, learning and growing
TGW Zwergennest, Kindergarten student from the "Ameisengruppe"
"I particularly enjoy playing
with my friends in
the rooms outside our group
– in the art studio,
building room and
creative area.
We've just set up the clay
workshop there."
Individualised childcare
TGW Zwergennest, Parents
"We and our child
are all treated very much
as individuals.
This started with the adjustment period
and has continued with
the everyday personal interaction
when we pick our child up.
We all enjoy this very much."
Concept
OUR THREE 
BASIC
PRINCIPLES
  • SENSITIVITY

    Treating the children with sensitivity is critical to us. Paying attention to their verbal and nonverbal signals enables us to respond to them quickly. Appreciating and accepting the child's point of view in this process is of central importance to us. This creates an atmosphere in which kids and adults – and the children amongst themselves – can interact warmly and show respect and appreciation.

  • RELATIONSHIP-BASED TEACHING

    Children receive support from the teachers in their activities and in building self-esteem. For this to succeed, the teachers must observe with appreciation, recognise what the children's needs are and respond appropriately. A secure relationship is the basis for the children's self-directed learning.

  • ATTITUDE OF DIALOGUE

    The concept of the "TGW Zwergennest" is based on the image of the child a researcher and active agent in shaping their own identity. The task of adults is to have conversations with the children as equals, show appreciation for what they say and how they think and take them seriously. The collaboration with the parents is decisive, both in dialogue as partners and in everyday interaction.

AWARDS for Family-friendly-naturE

The TGW Zwergennest company childcare facility won the first prize at Felix Familia Award 2020. The Upper Austrian family award presents companies that promote the reconciliation of work and family with their innovative ideas. Of the many companies who applied for this award, TGW won the jury over thanks to its company childcare facility, called the TGW Zwergennest, and many other family-friendly initiatives

Building on the success of the state award, TGW also won the Austrian Staatspreis Familie & Beruf, a nationwide award for the outstanding quality of family-friendly programs and policies and dedication to bringing work and family into harmony.

 

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