The School Psychology

School psychology in Kindergarten supports children, their parents, teachers, and Kindergarten management. The focus is placed on the social-emotional development of children, bearing in mind interventions to promote early development.

School psychological measures in Kindergarten...

  • serve primarily to clarify a problem (diagnosis),
  • aim to promote the child's personal development regarding cognitive, social and emotional skills,
  • provide advice and assistance in acute and crisis situations in addition to addressing current and future requirements (prevention),
  • support the coexistence and cooperation of the entire Kindergarten community (children, parents, teachers and staff) by means of psychological and pedagogical expertise and methods,
  • and establish contacts with other professionals (i.e. doctors, therapists).

School psychologists are reliable partners to those seeking advice due to the secrecy obligation.

Scope of Duties

Providing advice and assistance to children and parents regarding:

  • general questions concerning up-bringing, education and child development, 
  • questions relating to rules and limits of education,
  • behavioural problems (aggression/insecurity/anxiety),
  • emotional/social problems, · decisions related to school enrolment,
  • questions about talents/intellectual giftedness,
  • learning and performance issues,
  • special educational needs,
  • individual talents,
  • development individual education plans, (in cooperation with the Educational Support coordinator),
  • concentration and motivation problems,
  • eating disorders,
  • arguments, partnership problems, separation or divorce,
  • violence and sexual violence.


Individual support for children can help to:

  • cope with current tasks regarding the personal development,
  • strengthen social skills and promote pro-social behaviour
  • build up self-confidence,
  • discover one's own strengths,
  • solve psychological, psychosomatic and behavioural problems,
  • deal with conflicts with peers, parents or teachers
  • and strengthen the family togetherness.


Advice and support to teachers and educators in case of/by means of:

  • social-emotional problems of children,
  • separation anxiety and social anxiety,
  • aggressive and restless behaviour,
  • integration into the group,
  • devising educational activities and plans (in cooperation with the Educational Support coordinator),
  • individual counselling,
  • supervision and coaching,
  • training,
  • measures to preserve mental health,
  • promotion of social interaction within the team through preventive measures (i.e. workshops),
  • intervention when bullying occurs,
  • mediation,
  • crisis counselling and crisis intervention.


Advise and assist the school management in the areas of:

  • psychosocial issues,
  • risk assessments,
  • school enrolment decisions,
  • Individual Education Plans etc.,
  • nursery development.
Fundamentals and Work Principles
  • free access
  • voluntariness
  • free of cost
  • independence and neutrality
  • legal obligation to confidentiality in accordance with § 203 StGB

Internally with:

  • school administration and teachers (Kindergarten, Primary School, Secondary School),
  • as well as members of the advisory and support teams.


Externally with:

  • school advice centres,
  • educational advice centres,
  • youth welfare offices and social services,
  • practising psychologists and doctors,
  • and clinics.