At the TGW Kindergarten ("TGW Zwergennest"), our company child care facility at the Marchtrenk location, our employees' children (from one year old to the beginning of school) are taken care of in the toddlers' group, nursery school and groups with additional age ranges. The focus is on individual growth and support – fully in line with our philosophy of "People in Focus – 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 depending on the group. This childcare philosophy makes it possible to deal with each child according to their needs and stages of development – having fun as well as eating, drinking and sleeping.
The childcare philosophy is one that focuses on relationships, letting the children play and develop their movements autonomously – according to the three basic "Zwergennest" principles: sensitivity, relationship-based teaching and an approach based on dialogue.
To reflect the international nature of our employees, the children are also cared for in English and Spanish by several native speakers.
The building has an area of approximately 750 m² and comprises spacious group areas, each with its own water experience area, as well as a movement room, an art studio for painting and crafts and a building room.
On about 1,300 m², the garden and the spacious, covered terrace provide plenty of space for outdoor activities in any kind of weather. High-quality game material and furniture support the children's development.
The facility's hours are based on the needs of employees and children and are adapted to the specific needs on an annual basis. The TGW "Zwergennest" is open all year round without general closing times for school holidays.