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Schleswig-Holstein

Register child in KiTa

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

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 for children 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 agency.

The scope of care varies from state to state.

Day care facilities for children are used to educate, educate and care for children. In principle, every child has a legal right to a place in kindergarten upon reaching the age of one. Under certain conditions, the legal claim may already exist before that.

The responsibility for planning and ensuring lies with the local public youth welfare agencies.


Process flow

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

Personal contact or getting to know each other personally between you and the KiTa makes sense and is usually possible. Many facilities offer an opportunity to get to know their facility prior to registration.

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

Who should I contact?

To your municipal, official or city administration.

There you will also find contact addresses of the day-care centres in question.

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.

A child receives a legal right to a place in kindergarten if:

  • he has reached the age of one, i.e. with his first birthday, or
  • this service is necessary for his or her development into a self-determined, self-reliant and socially capable personality, or
  • the legal guardians
    • pursue gainful employment, take up gainful employment or are looking for work,
    • are enrolled in vocational training, schooling or higher education, or
    • receive benefits for integration into work within the meaning of Book II.
What are the fees?

The amount of your costs will depend, among other things, on your income, the size of your household, and the amount of care you receive.

The parental contributions are set by the respective institutions (municipality, churches, etc.) and therefore vary. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.

Legal basis
What else should I know?

Further information can also be found on the website of the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.

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

Process flow

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

Personal contact or getting to know each other personally between you and the KiTa makes sense and is usually possible. Many facilities offer an opportunity to get to know their facility prior to registration.

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

Who should I contact?

To your municipal, official or city administration.

There you will also find contact addresses of the day-care centres in question.

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.

A child receives a legal right to a place in kindergarten if:

  • he has reached the age of one, i.e. with his first birthday, or
  • this service is necessary for his or her development into a self-determined, self-reliant and socially capable personality, or
  • the legal guardians
    • pursue gainful employment, take up gainful employment or are looking for work,
    • are enrolled in vocational training, schooling or higher education, or
    • receive benefits for integration into work within the meaning of Book II.

What are the fees?

The amount of your costs will depend, among other things, on your income, the size of your household, and the amount of care you receive.

The parental contributions are set by the respective institutions (municipality, churches, etc.) and therefore vary. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

Further information can also be found on the website of the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.

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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