Great interest in a forest kindergarten
Created: 01/21/2022 11:53 am
A large playground in nature: A forest kindergarten could be created in Alling.
© sample photo: Bachmair
A quarter of all Allingen parents with preschool children would send their own offspring to a forest kindergarten.
Alling - This is the result of a survey by the municipality, in which almost half of the 180 parents with children up to the age of six took part.
Of the respondents, 49 reported a need, a good third of whom would like a place in autumn 2022.
However, the location, sponsor and costs are still unclear.
Ingrid Schilling (Bürgerschaft Alling) was not surprised at the great interest, but complained that the town hall was not moving faster. She had already applied for a privately run daycare center in nature last July, a wish that was only discussed and approved by the municipal council in October.
Even then, however, the administration had been commissioned to present a feasible concept, and budgetary funds should also be planned.
In the most recent meeting, however, only the results of the parent survey were presented, further concrete implementation steps were missing.
You didn't know how big the interest was, said Mayor Stefan Joachimsthaler (CSU).
Nevertheless, Schilling criticized that it should have long been possible to check whether a plot of land was available at all.
Now it's getting tight because "18 children want to go to a forest kindergarten on September 1st".
For Hans Schröder (Allinger Bürgervereinigung), the survey figures spoke a clear language that further delays were actually unnecessary: "Either i mog or i mog net." Thomas Muderlak (CSU) did not want to "block" the project, but demanded binding registrations from parents, before the municipality concludes contracts with landowners or sponsors.
Karl Wörl (Biburg village community), on the other hand, was "extremely skeptical": In view of the construction of a new children's home that costs millions, a small community like Alling could not actually afford any additional offers.
The administration has now been commissioned once again to plan the next steps with a working group of the municipal council.
A plot of land with an access road would have to be leased and someone responsible for the new facility would have to be found.
He doesn't have to be an established daycare operator.
The Church Foundation Alling-Eichenau has already waved it off.
But it would also be conceivable for a private parent initiative to be the sponsor.
Finally, the costs have to be clarified: the children need protection from the weather, most likely a construction trailer.