It is important for children to attend a child daycare centre because the carers there can nurture their development to the highest level possible. In addition, children will learn German there before starting school. The carers at child day care centres also advise parents as to how they can support their children.
There are many options for childcare in Germany, in particular:
For the under-3s:
- toddler groups,
- male and female childminders,
- kindergartens for mixed-age groups.
From 3 years to starting school:
- other types of pre-school institution that prepare children for school; child day care centres,
male and female childminders.
From school age:
- all-day school
- day nursery
- supervised homework clubs.