Childcare in Berlin

Finding a Kita spot is currently one of the biggest challenges parents in Berlin face — expats and Germans alike! Let Expath co-founder Tia walk you through the process.

Note: This tutorial is FREE.

  • Childcare options for ages 1-6

  • The Kita search process and how to optimize yours

  • The paperwork and process of getting a Kita voucher ("Kita Gutschein") in Berlin

  • Temporary childcare solutions while you’re still searching for a Kita spot

  • What happens once you’ve found a spot?

  • Kita search websites and downloadable resources to help you with your search and application process

Related links

Template introducing your family & Follow-Up (PDF)


Filled-Out Kita Voucher Online Form (PDF)


Filled-Out Kita Voucher Hard Copy (PDF)