Professional development & careers at the Wichtel Akademie The Wichtel Akademie stands for modern, sophisticated educational provision based on the very latest standards. In order for us to continue to develop together and shape our educational guidelines in a timely manner, we offer a range of training courses and workshops for new and existing employees of the Wichtel Akademie. The goal of our professional development programme is to keep our educators, childcare workers and professional trainees abreast of the latest developments in in early years eduction, and also to refresh their previous training and develop shared practice. We offer our employees: A comprehensive Professional Development calendar with a variety of Workshops for all staff Regular Workshops spanning a diverse range of pedagogical themes, developed by our ‘multipliers’, who pass on the knowledge internally to our employees Handbooks to guide and support optimal cooperation with educators in their Trainee Year (student teachers) Management training for House Leaders and deputies, to strengthen their leadership skills Versatile possibilities for application of learned skills and career development through our numerous day care centres Multipliers A team of employees from the various day-care centres of the Wichtel Akademie regularly gets together to further develop our educational standards. We call these employees “multipliers” because their most important task is to bring the results of their collaborative work back to each individual institution and professionally disseminate it among the staff there. Our multipliers are appointed by the management at each day-care centre, and meet as a group at regular intervals. Management training In addition to the technical skills and abilities, we also value the leadership skills of our Centre Leaders. With our management trainings, we make it possible to specifically promote a leadership career within the company.