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Baby Paperwork 101 Workshop

During this 2 1/2 hour workshop, you will learn everything there is to know about the paperwork related to the birth of a baby in Germany. We will discuss the following topics:


- Maternity leave allowance (Mutterschaftsgeld and Mutterschutz)

- Father declaration and custody rights agreement (Vaterschaftsanerkennung and Sorgerechtserklärung)

- Parental leave (Elternzeit)

- Parental leave benefits (Elterngeld)

- Child benefits (Kindergeld)

- Birth certificate (Geburtsurkunde)

- Health insurance (Krankenversicherung)

- Passport (Reisepass)


Cost: 35€ per person or 50€ per couple.


Next appointments at the Hebammenpraxis Prenzlauer Berg:

- Friday, December 6th: 5.30pm to 8pm - FULL

- Friday, January 24th: 5pm to 7.30pm

- Friday, March 13th: 5pm to 7.30pm

- Friday, April 24th: 5pm to 7.30pm

- Friday, June 12th: 5pm to 7.30pm


How to find a Kita in Berlin

Need to find a Kita spot in Berlin but don‘t know where to start? Lost in the variety of Kita options? Nervous as to how to maximise your chances of getting childcare for your little one?


I'm an expert in all Kita matters and can help you in the process. I founded a bilingual Kita in 2013 in Prenzlauer Berg, after spending hours hopelessly trying to find a Kita spot for my own children. I'm also a close cooperation partner to maternita, who provide Kita search services to families and companies in Berlin.


Whether you’re expecting a baby in Berlin or already cuddling your little one, thisworkshop ist he right place for you to learn about the following:

- How to best plan your parental leave to avoid stress 

- Kitagutschein (Kita voucher): what is it, how to apply, etc

- Overview of various types of childcare: Tagesmutter, Kita, etc

- The various types of Kitas and their differences

- How to conduct your Kita search and maximise your chances

- Organisations that can help in your search


Cost: 25€ per person or 40€ per couple

Next appointments at the Hebammenpraxis Prenzlauer Berg:

- Friday 22nd November: 5pm to 6.30pm - FULL

- Friday 31th January: 5pm to 6.30pm

- Friday 06th March: 5pm to 6.30pm

- Friday 17th April: 5pm to 6.30pm

- Friday 29th May: 5pm to 6.30pm



"Who knew that having a baby involved so much paperwork! So much so that Elodie runs a course in it! I found the course very reassuring, knowing that I had not missed anything of importance. Elodie also assisted with my Elterngeld application which made things incredibly simple for me. 

If you are feeling overwhelmed or perhaps just a little lost with it all, I would highly recommend this service." 

Abbie D., mother of James Austin