Register for a place in a crèche (children up to three years of age) in a daycare center run by a municipal provider

Application for a place in a daycare center

To find a suitable daycare place for your child, you should first look for facilities that are close to your home or workplace. In larger cities, you can obtain a list of daycare centers of all providers free of charge from the municipal administration.

You can use the list to make a preselection; for example, not all facilities accept children under the age of three. Contact the management of the facility you are interested in and ask about the range of childcare places on offer and their pedagogical focus.

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

Management of the daycare center or the municipal administration

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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

Prerequisite

  • the child should be at least six months old (exceptions see below)
  • physical and mental health
  • for a full-day care place, some municipalities require proof that both parents are employed or in training, or that the family is in need of special assistance

Procedure

  • First, look for a suitable daycare center. In larger cities and communities, you can obtain a free list of the facilities of all providers from the city hall and/or online.
  • Enquire locally whether the facility is suitable for your child.
  • In larger cities, you can register your children for several daycare centers. The municipal provider will determine in which of the listed facilities a place is available. In each facility, priority is given to children whose older siblings are already being cared for there.
  • Have your child examined by a pediatrician before the start of care and ask for a medical certificate.
  • The management of the childcare facility requires a health certificate and proof of vaccination from you.
  • Before your child is admitted to a facility, the provider will conclude a care contract with you. It contains legal provisions and regulations about the duration of daily care.
Note: Organize a place in a daycare in good time!

Required documents

  • medical certificate and proof of vaccinations
  • if applicable, proof that both parents are employed, in training or in need of special assistance

Deadlines

  • The application should be submitted at least six months before the desired start date (applies to all providers).
  • Short-term registration is possible if a childcare place is available. Registration before birth is not possible
  • Exception: daycare centers with permission to accept children right after the maternity leave period (children eight weeks old)

Costs

  • The parental proprietary share of expenses for a place in a crèche amounts to a maximum of 23% of the personnel and material costs (§ 15 SächsKitaG).
  • The exact amount is determined by the municipal or city council in a statute.

Release note

Saxon State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs. 26.03.2021