If you have a child under the age of 6 you can bring your child to a child care facility during the day. This will allow you to go to work, attend german classes or further education courses whilst the child is playing in a safe place. In the child care facility, your child will also learn german through playful interactions and will get to know other children.
Ask as early as possible where the nearest Kindergarden is – at least half a year before the child should start.
Kindergardens and day care facilities can vary from area to area. It’s a good idea to get as much information about the facilities in your neighbourhood before your register your child.
On the Refugee Map you can find childcare facilities near you (data from bremerhaven.de).
Frequently asked questions
It is especially important for children to attend a kindergarten or a daycare center (Kita). These are care facilities where educators watch over your child. Your child will be individually supported in its development and can expand its skills.
When playing together with other children, your child can also learn German more easily and build up a larger vocabulary. The transition to school will then be easier for him or her. Most children in Germany start kindergarten at around the age of three. However, more and more kindergartens already offer places for younger children.
Inquire as early as possible about a crèche place, kindergarten place or Kita place in your area.
Nurseries accept children as young as 3 month old. However, most facilities prefer if the child is not younger than 6 month old. Most parents send their child to nursery after their first birthday.
If you’re not sure if your child is ready for daycare, seek advice from a counseling center.
On this page, you will find facility-related information on all existing daycare centers, kindergartens, and childcare services for school-age children, such as the address and the name of a contact person. The facilities all have an operating license from the State Youth Welfare Office.
In daycare, your child is cared for by a childminder. Often this care takes place in the home of the childminder. Usually, several children are cared for at the same time.
If you are looking for child day care or would like advice on the subject, you can contact the Child Day Care Agency.
If you have any questions about day care, you can contact Ms. Freymark at +49 471 590 2409