In addition to childcare for preschool children, 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. Because childcare services are in such high demand, we recommend obtaining information and registering your child at a childcare facility well in advance.
The Welcome Centre at the International Office of the University of Münster supports researchers and teaching staff, who wish to come to Münster, as well as their host institutes.
The Family Service Office [de] 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.
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). Registration at a later date is possible, but could result in longer waiting times.