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According to § 5 kindertagesförderungsgesetz (KiTaG), children up to the age of three are entitled to support in a day care center or in child day care.

The promotion in child day care takes place through the payment of current cash benefits to the child day care worker.

Funding is only granted on application.

In order to fulfil the legal entitlement to early childhood support for children from the age of one, childcare by a childcare worker is an alternative offer in which children are cared for and supported by a fixed caregiver in a regular, family-like atmosphere. A maximum of 5 children may be cared for at the same time by a childcare worker.

Care can be provided both in the household of the parents and in the household of the Kindert agespflegeperson (or rooms specially rented for this purpose).

A cost contribution is charged for the use of the support in child day care. This is waived in whole or in part upon application to the local social welfare offices, provided that the burden on the parents is not reasonable for the child (§ 90 SGB VIII).

The suitability of the child day care worker within the meaning of § 43 SGB (Social Code) VIII is determined by the responsible youth welfare office, if necessary by commissioned independent institutions (placement offices) and regularly checked. The protection mandate in the event of suspicion of endangering the well-being of the child in accordance with § 8a paragraph 5 SGB VIII is ensured.

An application is required for the granting of a current cash benefit for child day care. This can be done in writing or online (LINK). The application must be accompanied by at least the birth certificate of the child to be cared for and the written confirmation of the childcare worker.

Registration via the KitaPortal Schleswig-Holstein

You can also pre-register your child online with a variety of childcare professionals, using the following link:

Further information on this topic can also be found here:

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Legal basis: SGB VIII, Child Day Promotion Act (KiTaG), statutes of the respective districts or independent cities

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