After-school care at the International Primary School

All-day care

A strong sense of community, lively dialogue and reliable all-day care make our school a place worth living in.

Our varied afternoon program is designed according to the needs of the children on a yearly basis. The focus is on learning, playing, researching and exploring the world. In this way, we support the children in the best possible way in their self-realization and personality development.

The after-school care center has a large, attractive outdoor area directly adjacent to the forest, including a water playground, sports field, hammock area, table tennis tables, table football and much more.

Within the main school building we provide the following resources:

Forest education: The nearby forest plays a central role in our activities as a resource. 

The after-school team consists of 15 staff members who take care of the children's needs on a daily basis. The team consists of educators, Montessori, music, forest, theatre, dance and art teachers as well as mediators and coaches. This diversity of staff makes us a truly unique day care center in Potsdam and we use it specifically for the creative, social and emotional development of your child.

After-school care hours

Monday - Thursday:    from  7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday:                           from  7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m and 12:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Early morning care from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. takes place at the Children's House day care centre. During the holidays, the children are cared for in the after-school care centre from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

Closing times 2023:

12.07.2023 – 28.07.2023
27.12.2023 – 29.12.2023

Mobil: +49 157 517 661 19

Here you will find the current Easter holiday programme.

Working groups and open offers in the school year 2022/2023


Does your child play an instrument and would like to find out if they enjoy making music with others? Then there is the opportunity to try this out in a working group. The first sense of achievement when learning a new instrument is an incredibly wonderful feeling. In a band, children are empowered to draw on their own skills and learn to talk musically with others.

Dance and movement

Music on. Head out. Dance! Together we want to move, dance and relax. We dive into the world of movement with a colourful mixture of break dance, ballet, modern dance, acrobatics, circus and yoga. Through games and dances that we work on together, the children get to know their bodies. What can it do, how can it move and where to put all that energy after a long day at school?


The Theatre AG children encounter an exciting range of techniques and skills from the world of theatre once a week. We playfully deal with movement, physicality and formation as well as with language and text. We work with poems, improvisation sequences and music. Finally, the children direct certain exercises themselves and thus gain their first experience of directing. The theatre group develops plays for the parents and our many school community festivals.


The students will practice team spirit and learn how to deal with victory and defeat.


The children will learn a lot about the history of archery. They learn about different types of bows and styles and try their hand at instinctive archery.

Baking and cooking

Baking can also be healthy! In this workshop, the children learn how to handle baking utensils. They gain basic mathematical experience in measuring and weighing. Furthermore, we attach great importance to the origin of the ingredients: Organic quality, regional and seasonal products are in the foreground.


Students can expect an exciting basic training where knowledge and passion for skateboarding is shared with the coach. Whether beginner or advanced, girl or boy, everyone can join in. Fun, action and lots of new experiences in the group are guaranteed. The work group includes:
  • small warm ups rounds
  • step by step - the first steps on the skateboard
  • Fall training - how to safely fall with minimal chance of injury
  • Balance training
  • Learning the first tricks
  • Trick analysis
  • Reflection in the group
Skateboards, helmets and pads are provided if required.

Young naturalists

A program for children with exploratory urge. With great excursions and projects, we learn to identify animal, tree and fungus species. We explore their use and function in the ecosystem. There is also a lot of playing. With activity ideas, children become real nature experts and learn to recognize and protect our local nature. In the process, analytical and logical thinking, enthusiasm, interest, environmental awareness and teamwork are encouraged and consolidated through play. Once a year we visit the Natural History Museum or the Aquarium. During heavy rain or thunderstorms, we stay in the school building, deal with interesting topics of the forest and do handicrafts with natural materials. If the children participate regularly in the workshop, they receive a medal as a reward.


The AG has set itself the long-term task of repairing the broken mosaics in the schoolyard and creating new mosaic pictures. The children not only learn to develop handicraft skills, but also experience mathematics they can touch and a sense of empowerment in restoring something back to its originality. Students are allowed to develop their artistic talents on paper, wood and stone.


A good way to acquire tools and material is to explore. Only when tools and materials are known and mastered is it possible to use them purposefully and creatively. The painting workshop offers all children the opportunity to explore colours, application methods and tools. We paint with brushes, spatulas, sponges, fingers, hands and feet. We work with primary colours, plus black and white. We mix all the colours we need ourselves. On large formats we create works according to our own ideas. In the process, we develop our feeling for contrasts and the division of leaves. 

Yoga Island

Namasté - Do you sometimes wish for a little rest after a day at school? Then drop by the afternoon offer "Yoga Island". There you can relax with soft sounds and the sun salutation. You will get to know different "asanas" (yoga exercises). And at the end of a yoga session you can let your soul dangle - with a dream journey.

Brain jogging

We puzzle, brainstorm and play exciting games. We also try out kinesiological exercises to stimulate and harmonize body and mind. All our senses are challenged. The children decide for themselves which games they want to try out next time. But most of all, we have fun. Children from grade 2 are cordially invited.


The woodwork workshop takes place in our wood workshop. Here, the children can create their own designs out of wood, try things out and become creative. They learn how to use all kinds of tools, such as hammers, saws and files. In this way, they acquire craft skills that can be useful for their future lives. The children receive individual support and there is freedom for their own ideas and design possibilities.