Children at childcare
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Childcare services

In addition to childcare for preschool children from age three to six, many facilities provide early childcare for toddlers under the age of three. All children age four years and older are legally entitled to receive a place in a publicly subsidised childcare facility, until they enter primary school. Since childcare services are in high demand, we recommend obtaining information and registering your child at a kindergarden well in advance.

The Family Service Office offers employees of the University general advice on their childcare options and concrete support, such as holiday programmes for school children, babysitter contacts, assistance with securing places at childcare facilities and finding suitable caregivers.

The Welcome Centre at the International Office of the University of Münster supports researchers and teaching staff, who are not employed but funded through scholarships etc with these matters. It also offers advice to their hosting institutes.

Please note:
Parents should register their children at the "Kita-Navigator" no later than 31 January in order to reserve a place starting in the new school year (mid-August to beginning of September). While registration later is possible, it is more difficult and could result in longer waiting times.