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Are you searching for daycare providers or centers that can look after your children? This section is meant to offer all of the information you need on the various forms of childcare (including a list of bilingual services) available in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion.

From the age of one until he or she turns three years old, each child is entitled to early childhood education and care 

  • provided by a daycare center (either a nursery or a mixed-age group that includes the child's current age) or 
  • another form of childcare service.

The amount of daily care each child receives is based on his or her individual needs.

Children remain entitled to education and care at a daycare center (a kindergarten or mixed-age group) after turning three years old.

In Germany, a distinction is made between state-run and private kindergartens and daycare centers. If you opt for a state-run daycare center or kindergarten, you will need to choose from those present in your place of residence.  

Along with the state-run kindergartens, independent (and typically faith-based) organizations also offer childcare services. Spaces are usually allocated in September each year, which is also when older children are enrolled in schools. In many cases, however, the allocation process begins in March, and many kindergartens already have long waiting lists. In other words, it is very important to start making childcare arrangements sooner rather than later. 

As an alternative to kindergartens, there are also private individuals who offer childcare services, typically in their own homes. These individuals hold certifications that qualify them to look after children. In addition, parent-child groups are available in which parents organize private care for their children, usually with the help of education professionals. 

Open spaces in kindergartens, with private childcare providers, and in parent-child groups are often advertised in regional publications like Karlsruher Kind.

In Karlsruhe (and the greater Karlsruhe district), you also have the option of sending your child to a bilingual daycare center. The following overview covers the German-French and German-English centers available in the region. 

German-French daycare centers

Kita Pamina

Hertzstr.21b
D - 76187 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49 (0) 721 476 7802
Fax: + 49 (0) 721 484 7824
E-mail: kita-pamina@awo-karlsruhe.de
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Structure: Pamina provides all-day care to 45 children between the ages of one and six in three mixed-age groups.

Opening hours:
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Kita Polyglott

Nursery of the European School Karlsruhe
Albert-Schweitzerstr. 1a
D - 76139 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49 (0) 721 680 69 2510
Fax: +49 (0) 721 680 69 2525
E-mail: kita-polyglott@awo-karlsruhe.de
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Structure: Polyglott provides care to 40 children between the ages of two months and three-and-a-half years in four nursery groups.


Opening hours:

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Kita "les explorateurs - die Entdecker"

An der RaumFabrik 8
D - 76227 Karlsruhe
Tel. + 49 (0) 721 464 710710
Fax: +49 (0) 721 464 710719
E-mail: kita-les-explorateurs@awo-karlsruhe.de
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Structure: Les Explorateurs provides care to 88 children between the ages of two months and six years in five age-mixed groups (including morning, all-day, and nursery arrangements).


Opening hours:

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (all-day groups and nursery),
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (morning group)

Kita "les petits amis - die kleinen Freunde"

Welfenstr.30
D - 76137 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49 (0) 721 819 89315
Fax: +49 (0) 721 819 89316
E-mail: kita-die-kleinen-freunde@awo-karlsruhe.de
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Structure: Les Petits Ami provides all-day care to 45 children between the ages of one and six in three mixed-age groups.


Opening hours:

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Kita SieKids Villa Pusteblume

G.-Braun-Str. 16
D - 76187 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49 (0) 721 531 69797
Fax: +49 (0) 721 531 69798
E-mail: kita-villa-pusteblume@awo-karlsruhe.de
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Structure: SieKids Villa Pusteblume provides care to 83 children between the ages of one and six in four mixed-aged groups (including morning and all-day arrangements) and two nursery groups. 


Opening hours:

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (all-day and nursery groups),
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (morning group)

Kita Mikado

Theodor-Rehbockstr.2
D - 76131 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49 (0) 721 476 9674
Fax: +49 (0) 721 476 9746
E-Mail: kita-mikado@awo-karlsruhe.de
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Structure: Mikado provides care to 55 children between the ages of one and six in two all-day mixed-age groups, one morning mixed-age group, and one nursery group.


Opening hours:

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (all-day and nursery groups),
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (morning group)

German-English daycare centers

Kita Monelli

Schillerstr.41
D - 76135 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49 (0) 721 841020
Fax: + 49 (0) 721 8314889
E-mail: kita-monelli@awo-karlsruhe.de
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Structure: Monelli provides care to 40 children between the ages of three and six in two all-day groups.


Opening hours:

6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.