Can my child go to kindergarten?

Yes (unless you live in an initial reception centre).

In Germany exist 2 types of day care centers:

  • For children under 3 years: Kinderkrippe (the nursery school)
  • For children aged 3 to 6 years: Kindergarten (preschool)

To get information about the costs and the possibility of cost reduction, please contact the Zentrale Gebührenstelle (Central Fee Office). If needed, ask your social service for assistance.

If you want to register your child for a day care center, fill in the form online here.

Please note: It is important to be patient and register your child at more than one day care center (as there are only limited places).