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Schleswig-Holstein

Register your child with a childminder

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Would you like to register your child with a childminder? There is a legal entitlement to so-called early childhood support when the child is 1 year old. Places for early childhood development are crèches, kindergartens, day nurseries and childminders.

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.

The day care facilities have the following tasks:

  • They promote the child's development into a self-determined, independent and socially competent personality.
  • They support and supplement upbringing and education in the family.
  • They help parents to better reconcile work, child rearing and family care.

The support mandate encompasses the upbringing, education and care of the child. It relates to the child's social, emotional, physical and mental development. It includes the teaching of guiding values and rules.

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

  • Age
  • level of development
  • Linguistic and other abilities
  • life situation
  • interests and needs
  • Ethnic origin

The placement of a childcare place in a child daycare facility takes place in cooperation with the responsible local youth welfare organization.


Process flow

Parents should contact the responsible office in good time to find out whether there are any childcare places available.

Personal contact or a personal meeting between you and the childminder is useful and usually possible. Many childminders offer to get to know their childminder before you register.

After registration, the available places are allocated according to the local rules.

Who should I contact?

The local public youth welfare agency (Youth Welfare Office) is responsible. In addition, the KiTa-Portal Schleswig-Holstein can support your search for a suitable childcare place.

Requirements

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

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

From the 3rd birthday until the child starts school, the child is entitled to support in a day care center.

Which documents are required?

An application is required for the granting of an ongoing cash benefit for child day care. This can be done in writing or online (LINK). The application must be accompanied by at least the birth certificate of the child to be cared for and the written confirmation of the child day care worker.

Registration via the KitaPortal Schleswig-Holstein

You can also pre-register your child online with a large number of childcare providers, using the following link: https://www.kitaportal-sh.de/de/

Further information on this topic can also be found here: https://www.schleswig-holstein.de/DE/Fachinhalte/K/kindertageseinrichtungen/kindertageseinrichtungen_Kita-PortalSH.html

What are the fees?

The amount of your costs depends on your income and the amount of childcare you need.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Applications should always be received by the responsible youth welfare office before the start of childcare or change. The respective deadlines of the responsible youth welfare office must be observed (usually to be found in the applicable statutes).

Legal basis
Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

The Senator for Children and Education Bremen

Professionally released on

05.08.2022

Teaser

Would you like to register your child with a childminder? There is a legal entitlement to so-called early childhood support when the child is 1 year old. Places for early childhood development are crèches, kindergartens, day nurseries and childminders.

Process flow

Parents should contact the responsible office in good time to find out whether there are any childcare places available.

Personal contact or a personal meeting between you and the childminder is useful and usually possible. Many childminders offer to get to know their childminder before you register.

After registration, the available places are allocated according to the local rules.

Who should I contact?

The local public youth welfare agency (Youth Welfare Office) is responsible. In addition, the KiTa-Portal Schleswig-Holstein can support your search for a suitable childcare place.

Requirements

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

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

From the 3rd birthday until the child starts school, the child is entitled to support in a day care center.

Which documents are required?

An application is required for the granting of an ongoing cash benefit for child day care. This can be done in writing or online (LINK). The application must be accompanied by at least the birth certificate of the child to be cared for and the written confirmation of the child day care worker.

Registration via the KitaPortal Schleswig-Holstein

You can also pre-register your child online with a large number of childcare providers, using the following link: https://www.kitaportal-sh.de/de/

Further information on this topic can also be found here: https://www.schleswig-holstein.de/DE/Fachinhalte/K/kindertageseinrichtungen/kindertageseinrichtungen_Kita-PortalSH.html

What are the fees?

The amount of your costs depends on your income and the amount of childcare you need.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Applications should always be received by the responsible youth welfare office before the start of childcare or change. The respective deadlines of the responsible youth welfare office must be observed (usually to be found in the applicable statutes).

Legal basis

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

The Senator for Children and Education Bremen

Professionally released on

05.08.2022

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