ESOC childcare centre

The ESOC childcare centre in Griesheim, near Darmstadt, provides 49 day-care places to children aged from 6 months to school entrance. The children are looked after in two nursery groups and one kindergarten group. The day-care centre provides well-designed rooms and a small outdoor play area.

The day-care places a particular emphasis on multilingualism, offering two foreign languages (English and French) through the immersion method. In each group, one English or French native speaker, working 20 hours per week, speaks only in its mother tongue with the children. They learn naturally, in an authentic daily routine and playful context, also gaining valuable cultural awareness.



Our pedagogical concept promotes the development of your child according to his individual needs. It fosters a high level of independence and solidarity amongst the children. We encourage children to participate in the daily decision making process which leads to democratic thinking and social responsibility.

Throughout the child´s experiences within the group, your child gains problem-solving abilities and builds resilience, an essential skill for school and future personal development.

Free-play is very important to a child`s development. It supports their learning journey and helps developing their language skills, social skills, emotions and creativity. Play is an essential child`s need and is therefore of great importance to us.

We are against all forms of racism, anti-Semitism, hostility against foreigners or exclusion of the social disadvantaged. This means we accept all diverse cultures and life-styles, along with the orientation of the individual needs of your child.


Opening hours

The day-care centre is open from 8:00 to 18:00. We offer different booking times to suit your needs.

Nursery: From 8:00 to 15:00 and from 8:00 to 18:00.

Kindergarten: From 8:00 to 14:00, 8 to 16:00, and from 8:00 to 18:00.



The fees structure is set up by the city of Griesheim, however there is an additional €100 fee for our multi-lingual concept. Please refer to the Griesheim website for further information: