I wonder if anyone here could offer any advice regarding choosing a Berlin nursery for our children aged 4½ and 2? I have been looking at PHORMS Mitte, British School and Europakindergarten, but as we are coming for a look-see only in March, I would be really grateful for first-hand experiences of these (or other English or English/German institutions! For us the most important aspects concerning our kids' nursery are the following: - Experience in supporting multilingual kids (ours will have 3 or 4 languages depending if we add German or not) - Possibility to continue in the same school for 4 years, so that both children can attend the same school during our stay in Germany and won't have to change - Treatment of children as children and not as learning machines (The British School Reception class seems quite structured and "ambitious"? We are not used to the British system and ideally would prefer to see young children learn through play instead of formal lessons.) - Regular outdoor play for both and nap-time for our 2-year-old. I have already sent inguiries to the schools themselves, but more than their official info would love to hear forum user's experiences and opinions! Thanks so much in advance!!
We have recently moved to Berlin and I am looking for an English speaking violin teacher for my 7 year old daughter. Preferably someone living near Friedenau who can come to our house on weekends. My daughter has been learning for about 5 months previously in Australia. Thanks.
Anyone here knows of a parenting seminar for teenagers? I am really having a hard time with my son. He decided last year to be with his father but during the summer he decided to be with me here in Berlin. But he seems so distant I don't really know how to reach out to him. I'd appreciate all help.