Berlin Kitas open again for all children

Berlin Kitas open again for all children

Day-care centres in Berlin are to be open to all children again from Tuesday next week (09 March 2021). This was announced by the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family on Tuesday after a meeting of the Senate. The decisions are subject to the decisions of the conference of the heads of government of the Fedaral States with Chancellor Merkel tomorrow, Wednesday.


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Jackets and backpacks hang on hooks in the hallway of a municipal day-care centre.

The emergency mode thus ends. The list of system-relevant professions as the basis for an entitlement to care for one's own children will no longer be applied. A "limited regular operation under pandemic conditions" is planned.
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Berlin had ramped up day-care operations somewhat from 22 February onwards. The capacity utilisation within the framework of the so-called emergency supply rose from 50 per cent of the normal capacity to 60 per cent. From next week, there is to be a "care offer" of at least seven hours per day for all children. In addition, it is planned that each day-care centre will offer at least one group with a care duration of up to 9 hours. If possible, the service should take place in stable groups in order to reduce contacts and thus the risk of infection.

Source: dpa/

| Last edited: Tuesday, 2. March 2021 16:18 Uhr

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