Corona information

The compulsory attendance in schools remains suspended. From April 12, 2021, alternating lessons take place for grades 1 to 6 and 10 to 13 in half the class in an alternating model. Pupils are called to use the distributed Rapid Covid Antigen Tests. From April 19, 2021 the grades 7, 8 and 9 will restart in half classes in the alternating model. The Rapid Covid Antigen Tests will be carried out obligatory in the schools.

Since April 8, 2021, the daycare centers offer emergency care only for families in systemically relevant professions .

Schooling Hotline +49 30 90227-6000 | Daycare Centers Hotline +49 30 90227-6600


Financial Services

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Covid crisis: Financial aid and support for families

Children should grow up feeling safe and secure. Parents provide this through their love, care and time. Financial services from the state are intended to compensate for disadvantages and support parents with their parenting.

Families especially need support in times of crisis. The family portal of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs has an overview of the financial aid information compiled by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs:
• Emergency child supplement
• Child bonus
• Continued payment of wages with childcare
• Wage replacement due to school and day care closings
• Emergency support
• Short-time allowance
• Unemployment benefit and basic income for parents and families

Please be informed and apply for the right help for your children and family!

Here you can find the following information
Help for parents in the event of loss of earnings
• Information and the digital application for employers and self-employed individuals in Berlin.
Help and advice for families

Parental allowance and parental leave

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Thanks to parental allowance and parental leave, parents have more options to organise the joint care of their small children. This significantly improves the compatibility of family and work. More information

Child benefit

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Child benefit is paid at least up to the age of 18. If the child is still going to school, studying at university or doing vocational training, they are entitled to the child benefit until their 26th birthday. More information

Maintenance advance

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No child should be in need. In order to avoid this situation with single parents as well, the advance maintenance fund helps out if one of the parents cannot or does not provide sufficiently for the child. More information

Child supplement

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Families with low incomes are supported with the child supplement so that they can adequately provide for their child. The supplement is paid in addition to the child benefit. More information

The educational package

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The educational package is available so that children and young people from families with low incomes can also take part in activities anywhere. The benefits include grants for school supplies, for learning support, for trips to a day care centre and school and for recreational activities. More information