Application for a position at a day-care centre (children up to three years)
As an alternative to day-care centres, many municipalities offer childminding services (provided by female, and sometimes also male, day nannies) for parents requiring care for their baby or infant. If the municipal sponsor assigns the actual childminder, this person must hold a carer’s permit. This proof provides parents with the security of knowing that the carer and their home environment have been deemed suitable for child day-care.
Arranged by the local non-governmental youth organisation
- Have a childminder recommended by the municipality or the local non-governmental youth organisation (Youth Welfare Office).
- Introduce yourself and your child to the childminder, see whether this type of care meets your requirements.
- In the event of mutual agreement, conclude a child-care contract with the childminder. This will contain legal agreements, and govern daily care times etc.
- Have your child examined by a paediatrician before he / she starts attending the centre, and ask for a medical certificate.
- The childminder requires a certificate of health and immunisations.
- Registrations generally six months prior to the desired start date for the care; registrations at short notice are possible if a place is available. Applications cannot be made prior to the child’s birth.
- Some childminders also accept babies once the maternity period has passed (children over eight weeks). Registration is then performed by agreement.
Based on the German version authorized by Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Kultus