Child day care, apply for permission

Anyone wishing to work as a childminder (Tagesmutter or Tagesvater) requires a permit if all of the following criteria apply. You care for children

  • outside the parental home,
  • in other rooms,
  • during part of the day,
  • more than 15 hours a week
  • for remuneration and
  • longer than three months.
Note: In day care, mainly children under the age of three are cared for, but care up to the age of 14 is possible.

Single Point of Contact

For this procedure, you can use the service of the Single Point of Contact (Einheitlicher Ansprechpartner). They will guide you through the administrative procedure, take care of correspondence with all the offices responsible for your request and will be available to you as a competent advisor..

Onlineantrag und Formulare

Hinweis: Sobald Sie eine Postleitzahl oder einen Ort angegeben haben, können wir Ihnen an dieser Stelle den Onlineantrag und die Formulare der zuständigen Stelle anzeigen. Ort angeben

Zuständige Stelle

Youth welfare office of the municipality or district office

Hinweis: Sobald Sie eine Postleitzahl oder einen Ort angegeben haben, können wir Ihnen an dieser Stelle weitere Informationen zu der für Sie zuständigen Stelle anzeigen. Ort angeben
Warum soll ich einen Ort angeben?
Mit Hilfe der Ortsangabe können wir die für Sie passenden Informationen, Formulare, Dienste und Ihre zuständige Stelle anzeigen.
Welchen Ort soll ich angeben?
Zum Beispiel Ihren Wohnort, wenn Sie einen Reisepass beantragen wollen oder den Unternehmensstandort, wenn Sie ein Gewerbe anmelden möchten.

Service details


Prerequisites for suitability as a caregiver are, among other things, personal, professional and health suitability. For example, the following criteria are checked:

  • Suitable home environment to care for infants and toddlers (for example, smoking is prohibited in the daycare center).
  • Qualification that qualifies for childcare
  • the welfare of the foster child must be guaranteed (as well as the children who may already be living in the family)
  • orderly economic circumstances


Before you apply for permission to care for children, you should seek advice from the Youth Welfare Office. They will tell you what specific requirements you need to meet and what evidence you need to provide.

  • Submit application in writing to the responsible youth welfare office or hand it in personally for recording
  • personal suitability is checked
  • Examination of the available premises
  • if the requirements are met, permission is granted

Required documents

During the counseling session at your youth welfare office, you will find out which specific documents you will need - these include:

  • Extended police clearance certificate
  • Brief curriculum vitae
  • Proof of education
  • Proof of course "First aid for infants and small children
  • Pedagogical concept, especially with statements about
    • Framework
    • Family structure
    • Goals of the pedagogical work
    • Developmental conditions of the children
    • Experiential and developmental opportunities
    • Health education, nutrition
    • Daily routine
    • Aims and forms of parental work, cooperation with facilities and institutions


Care permit: valid for five years

Before the expiration of the period, you can apply for the extension.

Release note

Saxon State Chancellery, Editorial Office Amt24. 20.11.2018