Whether a day care centre or child day care – you need a day care (“Kita”) voucher from the youth welfare office for both. Our database will help you find a facility. Attendance is free of charge during the three years before school starts.

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You can search for the right day care centre for your child in the Kita Navigator. Would you like to know which day care centres are located near you? Then have only the facilities in your area displayed. More information

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Day care ("Kita") voucher

The first step to finding a place in a day care centre is to apply for a day care ("Kita") voucher at the youth welfare office in your residential district. You can create a short one-page online application, which you then sign and send to your youth welfare office. More information

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Cost sharing

Day care has been free in Berlin since August 2018. For additional sports activities, organic food or language lessons, day care centres are allowed to charge up to an additional 90 euros. More information

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Child day care

The Kita voucher is also valid for child day care. Here qualified childminders supervise up to five individual children and up to ten children in pairs in private households or rented rooms. More information

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Early childhood education

In day care centres and child day care, children gain important initial educational experiences. Here they acquire language and learn social integration, have their curiosity aroused and discover their environment in various ways. More information

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Children with disabilities

Joint support for children with and without disabilities is, of course, part of everyday day care life. All day care specialist staff members monitor and document the development of the children and exchange ideas with the parents. More information

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Quality in Day Care

The quality of early childhood education, child-raising and care is of decisive importance for the further life journeys of children and thus influences the future viability of our society. As places of early childhood education, day care facilities have a special role and responsibility. More information

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Parents’ participation

The involvement of parents in the day care centre has many facets. Here you can find information on legally stipulated parental participation as well as voluntary support during parties, excursions and group trips. More information

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The Educational Package

The educational package is available so that children and young people from low-income families can also take part in activities anywhere. More information

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New day care centres for Berlin

Berlin needs a lot of new places in day care centres. The State of Berlin supports projects and providers in setting up new facilities as well as expanding space in existing day care centres. More information

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Day Care Supervision

Ensuring the quality of day care centres in terms of equipment and pedagogy is the task of Day Care Supervision. Here you will find, among other things, forms for setting up and operating day care centres. More information

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Provider service

On our service pages, providers of day care centres can find bundled information and important forms for their work, including on the Integrated Software Berlin Youth Welfare Service (ISBJ). More information