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
  • If you liked this workshop, we'd love it if you'd share it!

    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 160€ 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 (file temporarily unavailable online)
    • 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

    Freelancing in Germany (2019 Edition!)

    1. Overview of workshop topics

    2. (Self-)employment, freelance, or Gewerbe

    3. Business types - sole proprietorship vs. company

    4. Getting a tax number and creating invoices

    5. Income tax - who pays what, when?

    6. VAT - who pays what, when?

    7. Health insurance - the public and private systems

    8. The social insurance system & Künstlersozialkasse

    9. Other  insurances - liability, renter's, and more

    10. Creating a budget & calculating your rates

    11. Protecting against 'Scheinselbständigkeit' 

    12. Making a contract, dealing with non-payers

    13. Special points about company name & website

    14. Special points about email marketing

    Downloadable Resource:

    (PDF) Freelancing Checklist and Resources

    Complete access to this workshop for 90 days

    19.99 EUR

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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.