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Registration of a child in the nursery, kindergarten or day care

You want to register your child in a daycare center, kindergarten, with a childminder or with a childminder? For this you need a child ID.

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Child day care includes the care and support of your child in a child day care facility (crèche, kindergarten, after-school care) or a child day care center.

In order to register your child for day care, you will need a child ID. You will automatically receive this by mail in November before your child's 1st birthday.

If you do not have the ID number, you can apply for it at the parent service of the Senator for Children and Education (see contact person).

The Kinder-Tagesförderung includes the care and support of your child in a Kinder-Tageseinrichtung or a Kinder-Tagespflegestelle.

The child day care facilities have the following tasks:

  • They promote the development of the child into a self-determined, self-reliant and socially capable personality.
  • They support and supplement the upbringing and education in the family.
  • They help parents to better reconcile gainful employment, child rearing and family care.

The support mandate includes upbringing, education and care of the child. It refers to the social, emotional, physical and mental development of the child. It includes the teaching of orienting values and rules.

The support should be based on the following characteristics of the children:

  • Age
  • stage of development
  • linguistic and other abilities
  • life situation
  • interests and needs
  • ethnic origin

The placement of a child in a day care center takes place in cooperation with the responsible local youth welfare organization.

Requirements

A child who is 1 year old or older is entitled to early childhood education in a daycare facility or in a daycare center until his or her 3rd birthday.

If both parents are unable to care for their child themselves, children under 1 year of age may already be entitled to early childhood support. This is the case, for example, if both parents work.

From the child's 3rd birthday until he or she starts school, the child is entitled to support in a daycare facility.