Let's have fun at Rella's Spielhaus 

Who we are
Rella’s Spielhaus is proud to be the first licensed German Immersion Daycare in Manhattan. The program is full German Immersion with native German speaking early childhood teachers and care takers that are educated in the fields of Montessori, Pikler, bi-lingual/bi-cultural education, music and dance. We accommodate up to 12 children ages 6 months (very limited amount of babies can be accepted, sorry!) to 5 years.

Our mission
Our mission is to create a safe and inspiring first home away from home. We offer an individualized program filled with singing, reading books, art projects, science and lots of movement and dance. The teachers specifically tailor the curriculum to the children’s different learning styles, while introducing first steps to socialization. Check out the photos for a first impression.

Our believes
We believe that it is paramount to create a home-like environment where the youngest amongst us can take part in a “day-time-family”, speak German and learn about and celebrate their cultural heritage.

Where we are 
Rella’s Spielhaus is conveniently located on 5th Avenue near 125th Street and connected to all major 125th Subway and Bus Stops. The spacious, newly renovated, loft like apartment offers great light, a private entrance as well as a private court-yard.

Opening hours  
Monday–Friday:
Full Day: 8:30am–4:00pm
Half Day: 8:30–12:30pm (if there is availability)
Early Drop-off available from 7:30am (exceptions only, sorry!)

How to join
We are currently accepting applications for the 2016/17 school year and a limited number of spots for the current school year. For more information and to schedule a tour of Rella’s Spielhaus, please contact us!

Who you meet
Rella’s Spielhaus is under the direction of Barbara Rellstab, an award-winning actor/singer/dancer and Manhattan Real Estate Broker who is also the director of our Rella's Kinderklassen (former Lieder & Geschichten), a German language story time program with music for children from 6 months to 8 years. The Spielhaus Team also offers 6-8 consecutive weeks of Summer Cources every year as well as One-Day Holiday Intensives. All teachers are native German Speakers and educated in the field of Early Childhood Education.

After meeting Barbara through her kids classes, we decided to send our 10 month old daughter to Rella’s. Four years later, she is a bright, joyful, expressive and compassionate bilingual 5 year old. We feel very fortunate to have been a part of Rella’s family.
— Reinhard & Sidney, parents of a 5 year old

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