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Help! I need child care.

Children of all age can be cared for. But where? And how much do you need to pay? Are you receiving any benefit from the government? On the following pages ...

Is there any child care for small children?

Day nurseries for toddlers are called "Krippen". If you want to meet with other parents who have small children, you may want to visit "Krabbelstuben". There you ...

You child should go to a kindergarten.

There are plenty of kindergartens. Below you will find a list with all kindergartens. If you have questions concerning the registration procedure please contact the kindergarten directly. ...

Where can my child go after school?

Some schools offer an after-school child care. Additionally, there are so-called "Horte" where you can send your child after school. There they can do their homework under supervision.

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Is there any child care for children younger than three years?

If your child is younger than three years and you are looking for child care,  you will need a caregiver. Caregivers take care of ...

What is an aupair?

If you are looking for child care, you might take advantage of the service of an aupair. An aupair is a caregiver that will live with you for about a year. ...

Child care for children with disabilities?

Children with disabilities have the right to get special care that promotes their independence and enables them to actively participate in life.
The following organisations will provide you with ...

We learn for life and not for school.

Here you will find all kind of information on the topic school. Be it the school system, homework or your local school. The following pages are a ...

Enrolment?

You should begin with finding a school for your child when it is five years old. Please consult with the education authority if you have any questions.

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How does the educational system work?

The Bavarian school system is a highly-tiered school system. Every child starts with primary school (Grundschule). After the fourth grade, children go to secondary school, which usually is one ...

Where can I find primary schools (Grundschulen)?

Here you will find a list of primary schools (listed by location).

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Where can I find secondary schools?

Here you will find a list of secondary schools (Mittelschule, Realschule, Gymnasium) (listed by location).

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What other kinds of schools can I find?

Here you will find a list of other kind of schools.

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I want to enrol my child in school.

Nursery schools (kindergarten) will support you with enroling your child in primary school, and primary schools will help you with secondary school enrolment. Please do not hesitate ...

When are school holidays?

Below you will find a list of the school holidays in Bavaria. Please note, that in addition to the holiday dates listed below, schools are also closed on a number of ...

Religious education versus ethics classes

In Bavaria children usually attend religious education class. Classes are offered for Catholics and Lutheran-Protestants. However, your child is not obliged to attend any of the religious education classes.
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Where to look for private tuition for my child?

If your child experiences difficulties at school, private tutoring may help your child to solve the problems. Please keep in mind  that you should never put ...

How do I get child benefit (Kindergeld)?

Payment of child benefit is effected by the Family Benefits Office (Familienkasse) of the Federal Employment Agency, where you have to apply for child benefit.

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What is parental benefit (Elterngeld) and how do I receive it?

Parental benefit gives you financial support after your child's birth. It is granted for no more than 14 months, and the sum depends on ...

What is the job of the Youth Welfare Office?

The Youth Welfare Office supports and offers counseling in all areas that affect children and young persons. Be it advance payments of alimony or child welfare, ...

My ex-partner does not pay me alimony. What can I do now?

If your ex-partner does not fulfill his obligation to pay alimony, you are not left on your own. Whether your ex-partner is not ...

Who helps me paying for Kindergarden?

Kindergardens, Horte and other institutions where your child spends part of the day or the whole day. This will help your child to develop into a self-responsible and social ...

Where can my child learn German?

For your child to be successful in school, a good knowledge of the German language is necessary. For this reason many kindergartens and primary schools offer ...

Children and Prevention

After your child is born, nine preventive examinations (U1- U9) are offered that you should claim. Necessary vaccinations are included in these examinations. If you have any questions concerning ...

Art and Music

You want to learn an instrument? You want to paint? Maybe you want to have some music or artistic training? Or you would like your child to have an early musical training?

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What are Youth Centres and where do I find one?

Youth Centres offer leisure activities for teenagers. Not only do they provide a varied range of activities but also a meeting place ...