Par­ents with chil­dren up to six years

The Start­punkt-Eltern­cafés offer an open par­ents’ café for all expec­tant par­ents and fam­i­lies with babies and tod­dlers. Here you can meet oth­er par­ents and edu­ca­tion spe­cial­ists and find out about activ­i­ties and ser­vices for babies and toddlers.

Child­care for pre-school children

In Ger­many, chil­dren are not required by law to attend a day care cen­tre (short: Kita). How­ev­er, it is strong­ly rec­om­mend­ed as your child will learn the lan­guage so much more quick­ly. You can find an overview of child­care facil­i­ties for chil­dren from 1 to 6 years on the Karl­sruhe Kita por­tal:

Cur­rent­ly, you must pay a parental con­tri­bu­tion if your child attends a Kita. This con­tri­bu­tion depends on your income.

Please con­tact the Ser­vices­telle Kindertages­be­treu­ung (day care ser­vice cen­tre) if you have any ques­tions about reg­is­ter­ing your child in a Kita:

Ser­vices­telle Kindertages­be­treu­ung
Tel.: +49 (0)721 133 ‑5566
Tele­phone con­sul­ta­tion hours: Mon­day 09:00 – 12:00, Wednes­day 09:00 – 12:00

Do you not earn enough to pay the parental con­tri­bu­tion? If so, you can request a sub­sidy for your con­tri­bu­tion.

Advice on day care for small children

The Kita Entry pro­gramme (Kita-Ein­stieg) advis­es and informs par­ents about child­care and reg­is­ter­ing chil­dren at a Kita.

Mul­ti­lin­gual Kita guides (Kita-Lotsin­nen) are avail­able to help you reg­is­ter your child(ren) at a Kita and put you in touch with oth­er activ­i­ties and services.