You'll receive a questionnaire to compile the information we need.
Then we create an application template/letter and send it to you for approval.
After applications are submitted, you can use add-on services for ongoing support or use the included Follow-up Toolkit to expand the search, track responses, reply to emails, and follow-up.
There is no magic trick to finding a kita spot. It usually comes down to how many kitas you apply to, following up with those kitas, and patience. We cannot guarantee how quickly you will be offered a spot, but we can help you spend more quality time with your child. We recommend that you still continue your own search - looking for postings in windows, asking friends about spaces at the kita where their children attend, and so on.
At this time, we can apply to kitas on behalf of families with one or two children. A second child costs an additional 30 euros and we only apply to kitas that accept children in both age groups.
The kita year begins in August, when most free spots become available. We recommend starting to contact kitas between November and January for an August start date. For start dates other than August, we recommend contacting kitas a minimum of 3 to 4 months in advance. However, there is no perfect time since those spots become available on short notice and some kitas do not keep a waitlist. It is a good idea to get on many waitlists as soon as possible and then follow-up as your desired start date approaches.
You apply for this on the Berlin website and kitas use it to get the appropriate funding.
This application must be submitted between 9 and 2 months before your desired start date.
If your desired start date is between 9 and 2 months from now, please apply for the Kita-Gutschein immediately. It will strengthen your application if we can include this when we submit applications.
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