Since 1.8.2013 there has been a legal right to care from a day care person (ie from a childminder or childcare worker) of up to 25 hours per week. The day care person can be chosen freely. However, it must be recognized as suitable.
In addition, there is a legal right to longer care of up to 60 hours per week in Hamburg under certain conditions.
Job seekers can also take advantage of child day care for up to 20 hours per week for a maximum of six months.
A follow-up application must be made if a child is already using care and the approval period is about to expire. (see deadlines)