Gaby Leipoldt (right)

I am married and mother of three children. I worked for six years as a licensed preschool-teacher in a preschool before starting at the forest kindergarten. I completed a certificate in nature pedagogy in June of 2006 and truly enjoyed the training, which broadened my views on nature. Moreover, this added to my excitement for my work in the forest with the children. I like to ski, bike, and play guitar (which I also do in kindergarten) in my free time. I enjoy spending time outdoors in nature with my family. When time permits, I also work with natural materias and felt and make pottery.

Ulrike Kister (middle)

I am single and live with my family and our two dogs in Ilmenau. In 2011 I finished my exams as a licenced preschool teacher. I did my internship in our forest kindergarten and enjoyed the time very much. I love the nature and like to work with kids. The best thing is when I see happy kids and they like to come to our kindergarten. Since middle of 2013 I am part of the team of the forest kindergarten und try to bring the kids closer to our native flora and fauna.