When you are looking for childcare, there are lots of questions to ask. Which nursery or school? What childcare options are available and how much do nurseries, after-school care and full-day schools cost? What assistance and financial support are available? You can find information and government services relating to childcare here for all age groups, from crèche for babies through nursery school and up to school.


After-school care

Here you can get information about after-school care for your child in elementary school or day care centers.

After-school care registration

As a rule, after-school care registration and deregistration are carried out in writing via the management of the respective elementary school. The daily duration of the child's...

All-day schools

According to the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany, all-day schools are schools in which,...

Apply for care in a day care center

If you can't make sure your child is doing well in your home, then your child may live in an assisted living facility temporarily or for a longer period of time.

Apply for exemption from KiTa costs

You can no longer pay the KiTa costs for your child? Check whether an exemption from KiTa costs is possible for you.

Apply for integration assistance for mentally handicapped children and adolescents according to § 35a SGB VIII

Do you have a child with a disability? Then you can apply for integration assistance.

Apply for recognition of equivalence of foreign school-leaving qualifications

If you have obtained a school-leaving qualification abroad and live in Thuringia, or would like to start vocational training in Thuringia, you can apply for recognition of the...

Child helpline

In case of difficulties and emergency situations of children and adolescents, the children's emergency hotline is available to them nationwide as a central point of contact.

Child welfare endangerment

You can contact the Youth Welfare Office with questions or reports on the subject of child welfare endangerment.

Comprehensive School

Here you can get information about the comprehensive school.

Compulsory education

§ Section 19 Thuringian School Act: Duration of full-time compulsory education (1) Full-time compulsory education lasts ten school years. It may be shortened by skipping a...

Day care centers

In Thuringia, the new Thüringer Kindertagesbetreuungsgesetz (ThürKitaG - Thuringian Child Daycare Act) will come into force on January 1, 2018, giving every child whose usual...

Day care centers: parental contributions reduction and exemption

Cost contributions are set for the use of offers for the promotion of children in day care facilities. Upon application, the parental contribution for parents with low income...

Educational Support

If the welfare of a child or young person is at risk, the Youth Welfare Office can provide educational assistance. You can find out more about this here.

Educational, marriage, family and life counseling

In case of problems in the family and questions about upbringing, you can take advantage of the advice provided by educational and family counseling centers.

Extracurricular youth education: Promotion

The public youth welfare organizations promote extracurricular youth education in order to enable young people to recognize themselves, their personal and social living...

Family recreation - promotion municipal

Under certain conditions, you can receive funding for your family vacation. You can find information about this here.

Full-time care - upbringing in a foster family

If you as a foster carer would like to take a foreign child into your family for a certain period of time or for a longer period of time and take care of and raise it, the Youth...

General social service

Within the framework of the protection of children and young people, measures are offered to protect them from danger.

German School Abroad - Registration

Would you like to register your child at a German school abroad? Find out here about registering at a German school abroad.

Get general information about the school vacations

Here you can get information about the dates of the school vacations in the Free State of Thuringia.

High school

If your child would like to continue their education at a Gymnasium, you can enroll them there if they meet the entrance requirements.

Home Care

You can apply for a place in a home if you are in a special needs situation.

Home Supervision

Inpatient facilities within the meaning of the Thuringian Housing and Participation Act (ThürWTG) are facilities that serve the purpose of accommodating older people, people in...

Household check for mini-jobs in private households Implementation

If you employ a domestic helper on a mini-job basis, you must register them using the household check procedure.

International youth work/ international youth exchange: funding

The public youth welfare organizations promote the personal encounter of young people from different countries, their learning and working together, the exchange of experiences...

Media harmful to minors Indexing

If you, as an authority or voluntary youth welfare organization, consider the content of a medium to be harmful to young people, you can apply for or initiate an indexing...

Parental leave

As a parent, you can take parental leave. Each parent is entitled to a temporary and unpaid leave of absence from work to care for and raise the child. The entitlement lasts...

Parental leave utilization

You are entitled to parental leave for a limited period to care for and raise your child. D he entitlement b his is generally within the first three years of life. For...

Part-time during parental leave

You may engage in gainful employment during parental leave if the weekly working time does not exceed 30 hours on average per month. Part-time work may be performed with...

Pupil travel costs

If you would like to be reimbursed for your child's travel costs to and from school, you must apply to the relevant authority.

Recreation for children and young people: promotion

The public sponsors of youth welfare can promote attractive leisure activities for children, adolescents and young adults (up to 21 years of age) during the school...

School - Performance evaluation

In schools, grades are assigned to evaluate performance.

School Route Safety

Here you will find information about securing routes to school.

School enrollment examination

Prior to enrollment in school, the health department conducts an enrollment examination of children.

School of the Second Way of Education

At a college you can catch up on the Abitur via the second educational path.

School psychological counseling

In conflict situations and other concerns, the school psychological service can provide counseling.

School surveys

If you would like to conduct scientific studies at schools in Thuringia, you must first apply for permission to do so.

Special school

In Thuringia, there are regional support centers with the special needs areas of learning, language, and emotional and social development that work as network support centers...


Truancy is defined as recurrent or prolonged and usually unexcused absences from school. Occasional truancy can also be truancy. Truancy is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of...

Vacation offers

School vacations are nice, but in summer they are also quite long. If you are threatened by boredom, you should look for keywords such as "vacation offers", "offers for...

Youth Social Work

If, for various reasons, you as a young person are in increased need of support, you can be offered socio-educational assistance under certain conditions. This takes place...

Youth work

Here you can find information about youth work.

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