Finding a Kita & Childcare Options in Berlin

Finding a Kita spot is currently one of the biggest challenges parents in Berlin face – expats and Germans alike! Let Expath co-founder Tia walk you through the process in our free online seminar "Finding a Kita and Childcare Options in Berlin".

This workshop includes:

  • The different options for childcare for ages 1-6
  • An overview of the Kita search process
  • Tips on optimizing your Kita search
  • An overview of the paperwork and process needed to get a Kita voucher ("Kita Gutschein") in Berlin
  • A walk-through of how to apply for the Kita voucher online
  • Temporary childcare solutions when you’re looking for a spot
  • What happens once you’ve found a spot?
  • Other useful information about Kita life in Berlin
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    Got feedback on our workshop "Finding a Kita and Childcare Options in Berlin", or need help with any other bureaucratic topics? Please email us at coaching(at) .

    Want to join a group German class with us in Mitte or Neukölln (currently only 158€ for beginners!)? Have a look at our schedule here and sign up online today!

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    Downloadable Resources:

    • German email templates for contacting Kitas (if you're using Chrome, right-click link and download)
    • Database of bilingual or international Kitas and schools (Google Sheets link)
    • A filled-out example of the application for a Kita voucher (note: yours may require different answers!)

    Do you have what it takes to be an expat in Germany?

    • Getting Started & Finding A Flat
    • Childcare in Berlin
    • Freelancing in Germany
    • Getting your Freelance Work Permit
    • Getting Your Freelance Artist visa
    • Finding a Job in Germany
    • How german grammar works

    How German Grammar Works

    1. Actions with "what"

    2. Actions without "what"

    3. Can these overlap?

    4. What are subjects and objects?

    5. How do subjects and objects differ in English?

    6. How do subjects and objects look in German?

    7. Who loves whom and how genders help

    8. Intro to nominative and accusative cases

    9. Prepositions and how they tie into all this

    10. Summary of everything so far

    11. What does the dative case look like?

    12. Almost all prepositions and what they trigger

    13. How movement and location tie into the cases

    14. The difference between movement and location

    15. How do you say 'to put' in German?

    16. What's allowed in a German sentence?

    17. How do adjectives behave in this system?

    18. Excellent examples for adjective declension

    19. Other articles and how they behave in German

    20. A more natural way to get endings right

    21. How do reflexive verbs work in German?

    22. How verbs with prepositions work fit into this

    23. (Briefly) How does the genitive case work?

    24. The cases summarized in three simple rules

    25. How sentence structure differs from English

    26. Questions, commands, statements in German

    27. Where everything goes in a German sentence

    28. Der, die, and das: Tricks to guess genders better

    29. Conclusions

    Downloadable Resources:

    (PDF) Prepositions and Cases – A handy diagram of German prepositions (with translations) and which case they effect.

    (PDF) Prepositions of Movement and Location – An illustration of what kind of movement is expressed with which prepositions and their cases

    (PDF) Articles and Adjective Declination – Example sentences to learn in order to get a feeling for the connections, as well as a useful declination table

    (PDF) Articles and Adjective Declination – A comprehensive list of articles and which way the following adjectives will end

    (PDF) Case Rules – A brief review of what causes which cases

    (PDF) Sentence Structure – An illustration of where verbs are located in the different clauses in German

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    Thanks and we hope to see you again at Expath soon!

    DISCLAIMER: This workshop ("Finding a Kita and Childcare Options in Berlin") was specifically designed to help people with the Berlin kindergarten registration, to give information to expats wondering about free Kita places in Berlin, private Kitas in Berlin, to find international kindergartens or bilingual or English-speaking kindergartens in Berlin, the Kita cost in Germany, and how the Kita Gutschein works. The information in this workshop represents Expath’s best-researched, current knowledge we have, but official paperwork, processes and guidelines are subject to change at short notice, so please always double-check the website for official updates. Please note that this workshop offers general information and does not in any way constitute specific or individual legal advice.