Duration of the academic year, working time, procedure of registration of attendance

The school year starts at September 1 and ends on the 31st of August. For the summer period, nursery-kindergarten work is coordinated with parents if the required number of children is not collected, the nursery-kindergarten is closed for repairs.

The Kaunas Day nursery “Žingsnelis” 5 day work week has 11 groups:

nursery - for children from 1 to 3 years;

kindergarten for children from 3 to 5 (6) years;

pre-school children - from 5 (6) to 7 years.

Working hours:

Three nursery schools ("Boružiukai", "Ežiukai" and "Pelejžiukai") and three kindergartens ("Lapiukai", "Zuikučiai", "Gandriukai") work from 7.30 am. until 18:00 (10.30 am);

Three nursery schools ("Voveriukai", "Butterflies", "Bitts") and two pre-school ("Deep", "Bear") groups work from 7.00. until 19:00 (12:00);

Children's Day Rhythms:

We meet in kindergarten

07:00 to 09:00


8.10 am


8:30 to 9:00

Morning circle and educational activities in groups   

  9.30 am to 11 am  

Games, outdoor activities

11:00 to 12:30


12:30 to 13:30

Time of peace

13:00 - 15:30

Gradual lift

15:00 - 15:30


15:30 to 16:00

Time of Independent Activity

16:00 - 17:00



We manage, prepare and travel home

18:00 - 19:00


Childrens attendance is recorded in the teachers' diaries and child attendance records. When the child is ill, the parents (guardians) provide a doctor's certificate of the child's state of health.

In nursery-kindergarten children are educated in Lithuanian.