Welcome To Our Nursery

Our application procedure for the year 2022/23 is now closed.

We are sorry to inform you that further applications for this year are no longer possible.


Dear families,

Our private school in Berlin-Zehlendorf is housed in a listed building in the quiet and green area in Southwestern Berlin. Our bilingual campus comprises a nursery, primary and secondary school all under one roof. Here we offer a German-English community for approximately 500 children and young adults aged 1 to 18 years. We seek to maintain a cosmopolitan, warm and welcoming environment. Our children at the nursery, educators, students, teachers and parents very much enjoy the familiar atmosphere we have created.

Our Mission

We see our nursery as a place of learning with main focus on the children’s and parents’ needs. All children entrusted to PhorMinis learn to accept and appreciate the diversity of people. We encourage them to try out new things, respect themselves and others, be caring, tolerant and patient and to develop their own abilities in a self-confident manner.

Thereto, we provide the children with a safe, loving and stimulating environment. We familiarise them with the variety of cultures, languages and religions of the world and help them learn in a confident and curious way, express their own opinions and to develop personal skills and interests. At PhorMinis, the children take the first steps of their course of education. Accompanying them and their parents on this exciting journey is a great pleasure for us!

In age-homogenous groups and in line with the Berlin State framework curriculum, we support each child in their personal development from day one. Children with special educational or integration needs are welcome on our campus and receive extra support through our specially trained educators. The year before school enrolment, the children attend our age-homogenous reception groups to get accustomed to the school routines. Our teams are supported by English native speakers funded solely through parents' membership contributions to our Friends' Association, which allows the children to learn both, English and German, in a natural and playful way.   

Our Campus combines the benefits of living amongst nature with those of an urban life. On the one hand, we use the unbeatable range of cultural attractions of Berlin for a variety of trips and excursions. On the other hand, our nursery located in the greenery of Steglitz-Zehlendorf offers lots of space for playing outside and numerous possibilities for excursions in nature.

At present, over 30 educators look after a total of 150 girls and boys in our nursery. Our childrens' parents keep telling us what they appreciate most about Phorms – that their children like going to our nursery every day.

Friends' Association of the Phorms Berlin Nurseries

The implementation of the bilingual concept at the Phorms Berlin nurseries and the very high quality of care at Phorms is ensured exclusively through a Friends' Association ("Förderverein der Phorms-Kindertagesstätten Berlin e.V."). The purpose of the association is to provide the necessary financial means for our care-intensive, bilingual concept as this is not covered by additional state funding. The monthly contributions of the sponsoring members are income-dependent.