The care of one ore more children over a some period of time by someone, other than the child’s parent or guardian.
The care of children in such institutions is provided by educated professionals.

Daycare facilities

Daycare facilities are represented by nurseries, kindergartens and day care centres. In Germany,these institutions are called „Kita“.

Nursery / Crib: for kids from 3 months to 3 years old, half day or full day long.
Kindergarten: for children between 3 and 6 / 7 years old (pre-school ), half day or full day long.
After-school care group: for school-age children (up to fourth grade), half day or full day.

Daycare centres

Daytime centres offer upbringing, education ,care and catering for children under 3 years old by a daycare nanny, half day or full day.
Read more information about early preschool education institutions here.