Children and young people

Geflüchtete Kinder

Daycare and school attendance for refugee children

Information on daycare attendance

Children from the age of one can attend a daycare center where they can play with other children and learn the German language through play. However, a few steps are necessary for this:

  • First, you must apply for a daycare voucher (Kita-Gutschein). You can fill out the corresponding form online or download it here (German, PDF). In both cases, you send the completed form by mail to the Youth Welfare Office (Jugendamt) of the district in which you live.
  • You will then receive your daycare voucher by mail. The voucher states when and for how many hours per day your child may attend a daycare center.
  • Now you can search for a daycare place for your child at www.kita-navigator.berlin.de.
  • Once you have found a free daycare place, contact the daycare center directly to redeem your voucher. To do this, you need to conclude a contract with the daycare center.

If you need help filling out the documents or applying for the daycare voucher, contact the youth welfare office in your district.

Working in Berlin's daycare centers: counseling services for refugees

The state of Berlin would like to give as many children from Ukraine as possible the opportunity to attend a daycare center. In order for these children to be cared for as well as possible, the facilities need professionals with a good knowledge of Ukrainian and Russian.

This questionnaire enables Ukrainians to express their interest in working in daycare centers and other educational institutions and at the same time provide information about their professional qualifications and language skills: To the questionnaire.

Information on school attendance

Children from the age of six are generally required to attend school in Germany. School attendance is free of charge. As a rule, children and adolescents who are refugees first attend a welcome class where they learn the German language. If your child is under 16 years of age, you should first contact the coordination office of the district in which you live:

  • Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

    Rathaus Charlottenburg
    Otto-Suhr-Allee 100
    10585 Berlin
    School allocation:
    Tel. +49 30 9029-14648
    cw253006@charlottenburg-wilmersdorf.de
    School allocation, consultation and assessment of language level:
    Tel. +49 30 9029-12928
    cw259991@charlottenburg-wilmersdorf.de

    Pankow

    School allocation:
    Fröbelstraße 17
    10405 Berlin
    Tel. +49 30 90295-5040/-5136
    sabrina.roehl@ba-pankow.berlin.de, nicole.stutz@ba-pankow.berlin.de
    Consultation and assessment of language level:
    Tino-Schwierzina-Straße 32, 13089 Berlin
    Tel. +49 30 90249-1002
    ramona.basting@senbjf.berlin.de

  • Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

    Frankfurter Allee 35–37
    10247 Berlin
    School allocation:
    Tel. +49 30 90298-4630 /-4640
    sebastian.smyk@ba-fk.berlin.de
    Consultation and assessment of language level:
    Tel. +49 30 90298-3095
    marita.misch@senbjf.berlin.de

    Reinickendorf

    School allocation:
    Eichborndamm 215
    13437 Berlin
    Tel. +49 30 90294-4768
    Consultation and assessment of language level:
    Innungsstraße 40, 13509 Berlin
    Tel. +49 30 90249-1923
    petra.hildebrand@senbjf.berlin.de

  • Lichtenberg

    Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
    10315 Berlin
    Haus 1
    School allocation:
    Tel. +49 30 90296-3846
    jennifer.moecks@lichtenberg.berlin.de
    Consultation and assessment of language level:
    Tel. +49 30 9021-4727
    florian.koenig@senbjf.berlin.de

    Spandau

    Streitstraße 6–7
    13587 Berlin
    School allocation:
    Tel. +49 30 90279-2235
    e.sarajlic@ba-spandau.berlin.de
    Consultation and assessment of language level:
    Tel. +49 30 90279-3139
    sibylle.behnes@senbjf.berlin.de

  • Marzahn-Hellersdorf

    Alice-Salomon-Platz 3, 12591 Berlin
    School allocation:
    Tel. +49 30 90293-2787/-2786
    beate.klann@ba-mh.berlin.de/ renate.klingenberg@ba-mh.berlin.de
    Consultation and assessment of language level:
    Tel. +49 30 90293-2965
    sabine.kircheisen@senbjf.berlin.de

    Steglitz-Zehlendorf

    Kirchstraße 1–3
    14163 Berlin
    Raum A 10
    School allocation regular class:
    Tel. +49 30 90299-6485 /-5452
    sven.starke@ba-sz.berlin.de/ nataly.duewal@ba-sz.berlin.de
    School allocation, consultation and assessment of language level:
    Tel. +49 30 90299-5192
    koordinierungsstelle-sz@ba-sz.berlin.de

  • Mitte

    Karl-Marx-Allee 31
    10178 Berlin
    Tel. +49 30 9018-26112
    schulorganisation@ba-mitte.berlin.de
    School allocation, consultation and assessment of language level:
    Badstraße 10
    13357 Berlin
    Tel. +49 30 4039 4922 31
    schiewe@sprachfoerderzentrum.de

    Tempelhof-Schöneberg

    Alarichstraße 12–17
    12105 Berlin
    School allocation:
    Tel. +49 30 90277-4709
    ute.rupp@ba-ts.berlin.de
    Consultation and assessment of language level:
    kirsten.richter@senbjf.berlin.de, matthias.goeritz@senbjf.berlin.de

  • Neukölln

    Boddinstraße 34
    12053 Berlin
    Raum B 0.46 / B 0.38
    School allocation:
    Tel. +49 30 90239-1218
    yvonne.schultze@bezirksamt-neukoelln.de
    School allocation, consultation and assessment of language level:
    Tel. +49 30 90239-2509
    corinna.zang@senbjf.berlin.de

    Treptow-Köpenick

    School allocation:
    Rudower Chaussee 4
    House M
    12489 Berlin
    Tel. +49 30 90297-2194
    willkommensklassen@ba-tk.berlin.de
    Consultation and assessment of language level:
    Luisenstraße 16
    12557 Berlin
    Tel. +49 30 90249-2219
    09-Klaerungsstelle@senbjf.berlin.de

The clearing office for vocational schools is responsible for young people over the age of 16 (Klärungsstelle für berufliche Schulen: klaerungsstellebbs@senbjf.berlin.de, Tel. 030 90249 1382 or 030 90249 1380, Frankfurter Allee 73c, 10247 Berlin). Bring identification documents and any school report cards you may have. The coordination office will determine your child’s language skills and arrange for a school medical examination. The coordination office will then inform you which school your child can attend. Contact the school directly to register your child there. Young people who are about to graduate from school can use the online services of their home school.

Children and young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who have questions about their professional future can take advantage of the free counselling services offered by the Berlin Youth Employment Agency (Jugendberufsagentur). The counselling covers the topics of training, school, studies and career start.

Cooperation in Berlin schools: Specialists with Ukrainian and German language skills wanted

Due to the dramatic events in the Ukraine and refugees leaving the country, numerous Ukrainian pupils are arriving in Berlin in urgent need of support. The state of Berlin is recruiting teachers with German and Ukrainian language skills for welcome classes, for lessons in Ukrainian and in German. Further information.

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