The Kitagutschein is literally translated a daycare voucher issued by the Berlin child services to pay for daycare. Every family is entitled to a Kitagutschein but the type ofvoucher, that is the number of hours the child can go to daycare, vary depending on the child‘s age and the parents need for daycare.
Who is eligible?
Under one year of age, there is technically no entitlement to a Kitagutschein of any sort, unless both parents are working. Then the type of Kitagutchein depend on the parents’ working hours.
From one year of age, all families, regardless of whether the parents work or not, are entitled to a 5-7 hours Kitagutschein. If the parents work (or are other unable to care for their child, because they take part in an intensive language course for example) they can apply for a longer Kitagutschein. Parents have to prove their need with different documents depending on their work situation.
How and when to apply:
You can apply after the baby's birth only and you will be issued a Kita Gutschein depending on your eligibility (child's age and the parents professional status). It usually takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the application to be processed so you should apply at least 2 months before you want your child to start Kita.
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