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Applying for education in a day group

Education in a day group is particularly suitable for children of school age and older who show behavioural problems or developmental delays. This is a type of educational aid.

A day group is a so-called semi-inpatient help. During the week, your child will be cared for in a day group during the day after school. After that, however, it can remain in the family and thus in the familiar environment.

Education in a day group means:

  • Your child will receive pedagogical supervision.
  • They receive support for integration at school and in the social environment.
  • In a group, they learn how to deal with other children and how to cope with conflicts.
  • It learns how to organize its everyday life and receives suggestions for meaningful leisure activities.
  • Parents are intensively involved, for example through counselling sessions, parents' evenings or parent-child meetings.
  • The goals of education in a day group are:
  • the empowerment of the child,
  • the empowerment of his parents,
  • strengthening the parent-child relationship,
  • the child's whereabouts in the family.

Process flow

Please contact the responsible Youth Welfare Office.

In a personal conversation, you will be shown possible help. All parties involved (you, your child, the caregivers from the day group and the Youth Welfare Office) meet for a help plan discussion. The aid plan specifies how the aid is to be structured and what objectives are to be achieved.

If education in a day group seems to make sense, you can apply for educational assistance.

The Youth Welfare Office is looking for a suitable day group. You can express your wishes. If there are multiple options, you can select the day group.

It is regularly checked whether the aid is still suitable.

Who should I contact?

the local youth welfare office


  • You are the person with custody of a child (parent or guardian).
  • They feel overwhelmed with the child's upbringing.
  • The help of raising your child in a day group is suitable and necessary (Assess the Youth Welfare Office).
  • An important prerequisite for the success of the service is your willingness to accept help and to work on change.

Which documents are required?

Identity card

If applicable, proof of custody, for example:

  • Birth certificate
  • Information from the custody register
  • Family Court Decision on Custody

What are the fees?

The costs for education in a day group are largely borne by the Youth Welfare Office.

However, you must contribute to the costs to a reasonable extent.

Please ask the responsible Youth Welfare Office about this.

Processing duration

The processing time varies, depending on the individual circumstances and the responsible authority.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Health and Equality


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)