german kindergarten
herne hill

The German Kindergarten Herne Hill is located in a large church hall.

There is an extensive outside space with a huge custom built sandpit, lots of activities and grass. Inside is a beautiful large bright clean room. We like to take the children to Brockwell Park to the paddling pools and the playground. Delicious food is freshly prepared on site daily by our German chef.


Dates and times

Autumn term ends: 21 December 18
Spring term begins: 3 January 19

Monday—Thurs 8:30am—5:30pm  
Friday 8:30am—3:45pm

Open 46 weeks a year

From September we are open 8am—6pm for 50 weeks a year.



Herne Hill Team


Anika DuenbostelL | manager Herne HIll

Anika is the Manager and has trained as a nursery school teacher in Germany. She has previously worked at the German Kindergarten and now has completed her Montessori Training and worked in two English Montessori nurseries in London. Her area of interest is body and movement for early years. She believes strongly in project work with children and she is herself a compelling storyteller.


Lucy Abbott

Lucy Abbott is Deputy Manager at the Kindergarten and is a qualified early years practitioner. She grew up in Germany and has worked in various english nursery before joining the German Kindergarten. She is particulary interested in Speech and Language Development having grown up bilingual herself.


Vanessa Werner

Vanessa is a qualified early years teacher. She has worked previously in a family centre in Gutersloh. Vanessa is interested in drama for young children. Her strength is to engage children in role play and her compassion and friendliness make her a much thought after play partner.


Priscilla Akyeampong

Priscilla joined the Kindergarten full time. She is a qualified nursery teacher. Originally from Ghana she grew up in Germany. Her interests are in creative arts and design and she enjoys dance with the children.




Nico Schober

Nico completed his practical year as an apprentice in the Kindergarten and has now joined the Herne Hill team as a nursery school teacher. He enjoys offering activities around outdoor play and focuses in his work on  supporting children in their social development.



Meta is a state-approved Early Years teacher from Germany. Following her apprenticeship, she spent a year volunteering in Uganda, working in a school and with an organisation for people in need. Meta plays guitar and enjoys singing nursery songs. She believes that this is a gentle and playful method to teach another language. Meta also loves playing with children outside to encourage their interest in nature. She works on alternate days in the Herne Hill and North Dulwich sites, respectively.



Lara comes from Munich and enjoys working creatively with children and is interested in their artistic development. She has started as an intern in the Kindergarten and loves it so much that she decided to stay and complete an apprenticeship here in London.



Lecker! Yum!




Sophie schneider

Sophie is with us for her practical year to finish her training as a nursery school teacher. She came her for a short internship last year. Her interests are physical development and open-ended play.



213a Railton Road
London SE24 0LX

T: 020 7733 3445