Day mother/father - permission for day care Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Children aged 0-14 years can be looked after in day care.

A person who wishes to look after a child or several children outside the household of the legal guardian during part of the day and for more than 15 hours a week for longer than three months in return for payment requires permission in accordance with the legal basis in Book Eight of the Social Code (SGB VIII). This is granted by the local youth welfare office, which is located in the districts or the Regionalverband Saarbrücken. The permit is limited to five years. It can be provided with additional conditions. The permit authorises the care of up to five foreign children present at the same time.

No fees are charged for the granting of a day care permit in Saarland.

  • Flawless extended police certificate of good conduct according to § 72a SGB VIII
  • Measles protection
  • Health certificate (renewed every five years)
  • Proof of qualification as a child day care worker

Please contact the youth welfare offices of the districts or the Regionalverband Saarbrücken.


Permission is to be granted if the person is suitable for child day care. This is assumed to be the case if the person is distinguished by his or her personality, professional competence and willingness to cooperate with legal guardians and other child day carers and has premises suitable for children.

She also needs good knowledge of the requirements of child day care, which she has acquired in qualified courses.

Achtes Buch Sozialgesetzbuch Kinder- und Jugendhilfe (SGB VIII), unter anderem:

Related Links

  • § 8a Schutzauftrag bei Kindeswohlgefährdung (SGB VIII)
  • § 43 Erlaubnis zur Kindertagespflege (SGB VIII)
  • § 72a Tätigkeitsauschluss (SGB VIII)
  • § 87a Örtliche Zuständigkeit (SGB VIII)
  • § 29 Hessisches Kinder- und Jugendhilfegesetzbuch (HKJGB)
  • § 20 Infektionsschutzgesetz (IFSG)

After submission of the documents of the completed qualification as a child day care worker, police clearance certificate, medical certificate and joint inspection by the child day care worker and the local youth welfare office or the Regional Association of Saarbrücken for the purpose of checking the suitability of the space, the care permit is issued. The care of children can only take place after the permission has been granted.

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