Entitlement to a place in a day care centre
Day care and day care facilities for children are used for upbringing, education and care. Every child has an individual legal right to needs-based care in day care or a day care centre from the age of one and up to the age of three. Every child of kindergarten age has an individual legal right to care in a daycare center for four hours on five days a week. The local providers must provide a needs-based supply of all-day places.
Attendance at the daycare center is free of charge from the 3rd birthday of a child until he or she starts school.
The orientation plan for education and upbringing in elementary education and the supplementary recommendations for action "Language education and language support" and "Working with children under the age of three" concretize the educational mission for the elementary level of Lower Saxony's day care facilities for children.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the district, the independent city, the municipality, the joint municipality and the city in which you reside. There you can find out about the local facilities, the number of places, etc. inform.
The child and family service offices can also be contacted for all questions relating to childcare.
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
The fees for attending a day care centre or a day care centre for children are set by the municipalities in their statutes. The state government has stipulated in the KiTaG that childcare services for children of kindergarten age are free of charge for up to eight hours. Costs for the catering of children are not included in this regulation.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Culture
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.