Nursery, Education and Language

Nursery, Education and Language

Nursery voucher (‘Kitagutschein‘)

The Nursery voucher (‘Kitagutschein‘) allows you to get a child care contract for the child care of your child in a nursery (‘Kita’) of your choice. The confirmation letter informs about the need of child care and the amount of care (hours). A child care contract is required to start the care. Possible child care modules are
  • Half days, 4-5 hours per day
  • Part time, 5-7 hours per day
  • All day, 7-9 hours per day
  • All day extended, over 9 hours per day

The voucher is in principle available at the earliest of nine months and at the latest of two months before the desired begin of the child care.

Where do you have to go?

  • Jugendamt Marzahn-Hellersdorf
    Riesaer Str. 94, 12627 Berlin
    Tel.: (030) 90293-4552
    E-mail
    Tram: M6, 18 Jenaer Straße

Consultation hours:

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

What do you need to bring with you?

Application form (if both parents have custody, both parents must sign the application). When applying for more child care than legally granted, you need to hand a proof showing your additional request.

Features:

The voucher allows you to complete a child care contract up to a maximum of 16 weeks after the applied date in which the child care should begin. After this the voucher is no longer valid. Without receiving the acceptance, child care for your child can not be organised.

After school centre voucher (‘Hortgutschein’)

The decision of the additional care for the child at a primary school, allows you to complete a child care contract for the child care of your child. The decision contains the assessment of the child care requirements and the extent of the child care. Child care requires a valid child care contract. Without the acknowledgement of your need and without a contract of additional care your child cannot be assigned a place in an after school centre.
  • 1-4 grade: Child care is for the term time and holidays
  • 5-6 grade: Child care is only for the term time
  • 5-6 grade: Child care for the holidays needs to be especially applied for.

Where do you have to go?

  • Jugendamt Marzahn-Hellersdorf
    Riesaer Str. 94, 12627 Berlin
    Tel.: (030) 90293-4552
    E-mail
    Tram: M6, 18 Jenaer Straße

Consultation hours:

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

What do you need to bring with you?

Applying for additional child care. The following documents are needed: proof of need, application form (if the parents have shared custody, both parents need to sign the application). Proof of upcoming attendance of a language course or an integration course. Proof from the employer to confirm the income and job position, or proof of self-employment or free-lance work.Documents to calculate the costs, declaration of the calculated costs you must pay for child care. When you have received the confirmation of your need, you can go to the youth welfare office/the school and sign a care contract. Only after completing a child care contract is the child care for your child in an after school centre possible.

School registration

School places for pupils in elementary, middle and high schools, language level assessment. First a language level assessment done by the coordinating office is needed.

Where do you have to go?

  • Sprachstandsfeststellung der Koordinierungsstelle
    Alice-Salomon-Platz 3; Raum 5.21
    Tel.: (030) 90293-2965
    E-mail
    U-Bahn: U5 Hellersdorf, Bus: X54, 195, Tram: M6, 18

Consultation hours:

Language level assessment:
Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. or call to make an appointment with Ms. Kircheisen

What do you need to bring with you?

  • Birth certificate, residence permit or passport
  • Certificates and health documentation (vaccination passport)
  • Registration confirmation (‘Meldebescheinigung‘)
    Please bring the original documents and a copy with you.

Features:

Bring the children that will be registered with you. Please bring a translator with you, if you can’t speak German or English.

School screening

Where do you have to go?

  • Kinder- und Jugendgesundheitsdienst im Gesundheitsamt Marzahn-Hellersdorf
    Janusz-Korczak-Str. 32, 12627 Berlin
    Tel.: (030) 90293-3671
    E-mail
    U-Bahn: U5 Hellersdorf, Bus: X54, 195, Tram: M6, 18

Consultation hours:

Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
or call to make an appointment

What do you need to bring with you?

The following services are available without a health insurance card; they are free of charge and are confidential.
  • Counselling
  • Care
  • Handing over the vaccination passport and the prophylaxis booklet
  • Approval for glasses, hearing aids and other aids
  • Important medical documents

Features:

If a translator is needed, please make a long-dated appointment.

Education and participation services/support

The right to request support for education and participation (‘Berlin Pass BuT’) have children, youth and young adults, who attend a general or vocational school or child care institution and who do not receive a training allowance. The following services can be applied for:

  • School or nursery trips (1 day or several days)
  • School supplies
  • Expenses for school transport
  • Additional and appropriate learning promotion
  • Costs for the common meals at child care institutions or schools
  • Social and cultural participation (only until 18 years of age)

Where do you have to go?

  • Job centre Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf
    Allee der Kosmonauten 29, 12681 Berlin
    Montag-Freitag 8-18 Uhr: Tel.: (030) 555548-2222
    Website
    Tram: M8 Beilsteiner Straße, 18 Springpfuhl
    Bus: 194, S-Bahn: 7, 75 Springpfuhl

Consultation hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.,
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (after 12:30 p.m. is only for those in work or participants of an organised activity) or by appointment

What do you need to bring with you?

• Valid passport, confirmation of registration and residence permit
• Confirmation of receiving unemployment benefits (‘ALG II’).
To receive a Berlin-Pass BuT you need to hand in a picture of the child for who the pass is going to be and the school registration confirmation

Features:

The responsibility is organised due to your housing situation: 1. accommodation in shared housing allocated by the district office, 2. individual housing in Marzahn, Biesdorf, Kaulsdorf, Mahlsdorf, Hellersdorf, 3. individual housing in Marzahn, Biesdorf, Kaulsdorf, Mahlsdorf, Hellersdorf. You can also send the documents via post to the district office of Marzahn-Hellersdorf.

Language and further education for adults

  • German integration courses, German courses for refugees
  • Literacy courses, test ‘Leben in Deutschland’, citizenship test, language level assessment for becoming a citizen
  • Higher level German courses (B2/C1)
  • Courses in the open teaching program of the VHS (adult education centre)

• Courses for environmental education
• Art courses: painting/drawing/printing
• music/dancing/photography etc.
• Languages on offer: English, Spanish, French, Italian etc.
• Work related further courses: Computer course, book keeping, typing on a PC, communication etc.
• Health education: gymnastics, yoga, aqua-fitness, healthy diet etc.

Where do you have to go?

  • Volkshochschule Marzahn-Hellersdorf
    Mark-Twain-Straße 27, 12627 Berlin
    Tel.: (030) 90293 2590
    Fax: (030) 90293 2589
    U-Bahn: U5 Hellersdorf, Bus: 195, Tram: M6, 18

Consultation hours:

Language level assessment for of charge and registration for integration course, Thursday 15:00-17:00 or with an appointment. Language level assessment free of charge and registration for refugees, Tuesday 12:00-14:00.
No opening hours during school vacations!

What do you need to bring with you?

Bring the following documents for the consultation concerning German courses: Passport, valid confirmation if receiving unemployment benefits or social benefits, up to date confirmation of registration, where applicable: Confirmation to participate in the integration courses (from the Foreigner’s Authority (‘Ausländerbehörde’), Job centre or stately authority (‘Bundesamt’)

Alice Salomon Hochschule (University of applied science)

ASH University of Applied Sciences – Pre-Study Programme for Refugees

A two semester pre-study programme to prepare refugees for regular studies at the ASH (including language classes including the exam ‘telc C1 Hochschule’, the first preparation classes and the internship)

Study Programmes – Bachelor Programmes (lectures in German)

• Social Work
• Early Childhood Education
• Healthcare and Nursing Management
• Physiotherapy/Occupational therapy

Consecutive Master Programmes (lectures in German)

• Management and Quality Development in the Health Sector, M.Sc.
• Practical Research in Social Work and Early Education, M.A.
• Public Health, M.Sc.

Further-Education Master Programmes (lectures in German, English and Spanish)

• Biographic and Creative Writing, M.A.
• Gestión de Conflictos Interculturales, M.A.
• Intercultural Conflict Management, M.A.
• Child Protection – Dialogic Quality Development in Infancy Assistance and Child Protection, M.A.
• Clinical Social Work, M.A.
• Sustainable Development and Early Childhood Pedagogy, M.A
• Social Work as a Human Rights Profession, M.A.
• Social Management, M.A.

Where do you have to go?

  • Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin
    Alice-Salomon-Platz 5, 12627 Berlin
    Tel.: (030) 992 450
    E-mail
    Studying advice service: E-mail
    www.ash-berlin.eu
    U-Bahn: U5 Hellersdorf

Consultation hours of the general studying advice service

Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
and with appointment

Helpline: Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Consultation hours of the ASH Refugee Office:

Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
and with appointment

What do you need to bring with you?

To study at a University of Applied Sciences you need a higher education entrance qualification, e.g. A-levels (‘Abitur’) or a vocational baccalaureate diploma. For those who are not having a higher education entrance qualification, you need to be professionally qualified. That means you need to proof that you had 2-year training in your job AND that you have worked at least 3 years in the job, you were trained for. If you have the professional qualification you can study a subject related to your job. The Refugee Office of the ASH University supports and informs all refuges. The topics are: education, language, legal questions, searching for housing, arrangement of housing and if needed connecting to further services.

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