Scope of Services – The Many Facets of WABE

Day Care Centres

WABE e.V. runs 25 day care centres with space for about 2,900 children in the German states of Hamburg, Hessen, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. We view our day care centres as educational spaces for children ranging in age from a few months up to school age. In all WABE day care centres, we work according to the open concept educational approach. We view children as independent beings, with whom we can explore the world. Three basic needs determine our educational activities and programmes in this sense: appreciation, co-determination and inclusion.

As an example, we would like to introduce our Day Care Centre WABE-Kita Parkstadt here.

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International School

Our International School Campus for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region opened in early September 2016. Our International School is a state-accredited alternative school located in Pinneberg-Thesdorf in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. In the current expansion phase, it has space for 300 pupils.

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Sites for All-day Education and Childcare at Schools

At three schools, WABE e.V. is a cooperation partner as part of the all-day school (Ganztagsschulbetrieb and Offener Ganztagsschulbetrieb) and all-day childcare in schools (ganztägigen Betreuung an Schulen) programmes and provides care to about 800 pupils.

Parent-Child Centres

WABE runs a parent-child centre in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg. The Neuer Mohnhof parent-child centre is a meeting place for families with children under the age of three. Interested parents can utilise the support, educational and counselling services offered on site and get assistance with child-raising issues. A focus here is the promotion of health through physical activity and a healthy and nutritious diet. A wide network of supporting institutions is available for this purpose.

WABE International Academy

The WABE International Academy was established in 2007 as an innovative educational institution of the WABE Education Network. The Academy is committed to diversity, sustainability, open-mindedness and equal opportunities. It offers a varied international educational programme for educators and those interested in education.

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WABE International

WABE goes International!
Information about our international activities will be available here soon.


Every two years, WABE e.V. hosts WABE-EXPERIMENTA, a large public family festival in the "Großen Wallanlagen" area in the "Planten un Blomen" park in Hamburg. A festival in which children and play are at the centre of the event.

Our next big family festival will take place in June 2020. Information about the exact date of the festival will be posted in this section very soon.

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