Read here why our members love our club!

Dan with Jack (4 yrs): “Since Jack is attending pre-school, his English got a real boost! Before it was only me speaking to him, now he knows there is a whole world out there speaking English too”






Beth with Matthias (4 yrs): Since my son’s world is mostly German-speaking, it’s nice to have the extra language support here locally. We love the extra events during the year too and we have made many lifelong friends through IKEC”






Dalia with Naila (3 yrs) and Mateo (5 yrs): “Being multicultural and having grown-up in several countries myself, I was looking for like-minded people in the Darmstadt area. Through IKEC, I have found good friends and a sense of belonging. I am committed to raising multi-lingual citizens of the world and with IKEC my kids both get exposure to English and an experience of the international community in Darmstadt.”




Linda with Liam (1):

“We love meeting up with other English speaking children in order to integrate the language into Liam’s life besides just speaking it at home. He gets excited to see his friends every week at the club where he can play, sing, and listen to stories. We’re looking forward to seeing what else the club has to offer once Liam will be old enough to attend the preschool and after-school classes!”


Looking for a new home for the toddler group!

We are currently looking for a new home for our toddler group. If you have suggestions, please let us know !




————–older announcements———————-


We are moving to the Mehrgenerationenhaus in November. Therefore we are selling most of our inventory at the Heinrichstrasse club room!

If you are interested in buying toys, games, puzzles and furniture, please see IKEC at Facebook for the sale dates or email us: info@ikec.de



Sign up for English class now!

IKEC English Class is taking applications now for its 2018/2019 classes. If your child is fluent or has a very good knowledge of English and you want to maintain and improve your child’s English reading, writing, speaking and vocabulary then this is the class for you. Class sizes are small so to avoid disappointment, early registration is advisable. For more information on registration, contact Englishclasses@ikec.de



Baby and Toddler Group Afternoons

Currently our baby and toddler group is meeting at Pädagogische Ideenwerkstatt e.V. (Soderstrasse 16 in Darmstadt). If you are interested to join the group, please contact our group representative for more information: toddlergroup@ikec.de


Our group meets on Thursday afternoons and is run by our new group leader Róisín. We welcome parents and their children up to 3 years of age (and their older siblings)!

The focus of the group is to have fun whilst improving skills in areas such as language skills, hand-eye coordination, shape recognition and motor skills. We try to offer a structured environment and supportive atmosphere not only for group activities but also for when the children do things on their own. Naturally, due to the children’s age, we leave room to do as much of an activity as they like and parents are asked to help where their children need it.

Each session begins with some unstructured playtime where the children are free to explore and play with age appropriate toys. Then we read an English story and sing some English nursery rhymes. Sometimes we even dance a bit! If the weather is nice we might visit the nearby playground.

The group meets in Darmstadt at Pädagogische Ideenwerkstatt e.V. (Soderstrasse 16).

Anyone interested in stopping by should first contact the group rep to confirm when we will be meeting next.