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In principle, every child has a legal right to place in childcare in Germany. At the moment finding a suitable place in a practical location with a learning concept that meets the needs of your family is very convenient. We also know how important it is for your child to make friends in Germany and learn German in an easy and playful manner. Together we will find care for your child while you are working.

*The Welcome Service is free of charge for our contract partners´employees.

Your Request

Please fill in the form and give us more detailed information about your needs. We will get back to you shortly after we have received your request.



Our child is the right age to join a kita (1-4 years old). How do we arrange childcare?

Depending on your family’s situation, this process can vary greatly. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you to find suitable care for your child.

How do we enroll our child in school?

In Germany, children aged 6 and above are required to attend school. As a rule, children are assigned a school depending on their place of residence. However, it is sometimes possible to register your child at another school of your choice. We will be happy to help you find and register for the right school for your child.

Do I need to pay tuition for German state schools?

You do not need to pay tuition/school fees for your child to attend a German state school. Expenses that might arise include school meals, schoolbooks, extra class materials and for field trips. You will receive a list of materials needed prior to the start of the school year.

Does Germany offer child benefits if we have children here?

Yes, the German child benefit is approximately 200€ per month per child. We will assist you with applying for child benefits.

Family Life

Families are confronted with some challenges when moving to a new country. We want to make your start in Potsdam as smooth as possible.
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Outdoor Playgrounds in Potsdam

The city of Potsdam has been awarded with the “child-friendly community” seal from Unicef and is one of cities with the largest population of children in Germany. Accordingly, Potsdam provides a lot of activities and open spaces for families and children.
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Fitness for Mums in Potsdam and Berlin

Whether you’ve just given birth to your first child or are looking to improve your level of fitness as a mum, there are many options for classes for busy mums, both with your children and without.
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Indoor Playgrounds in Potsdam and Berlin

The winters in Potsdam and Berlin can be cold and long. Keeping the children busy during the winter season can be a real challenge. Luckily there are a large number of indoor playgrounds in Potsdam and Berlin to make this task easier.  
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What to do in Potsdam & Brandenburg

Brandenburg is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Besides the world-famous castles & gardens, nature abounds with over 3,000 lakes to discover – by bike, on foot, with inline skates, on a raft, SUP or in a kayak. Whether you are looking to enjoy a day...
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Contact & Opening Hours

General information

Please note that the Welcome Service and the language school work partly from home and partly from the GO:IN office. All language courses run as online or face-to-face courses. We are available to answer questions by phone and email. We are happy to offer personal and online consultations by appointment.

If you would like to pay your guesthouse bill in cash or by EC/credit card, please use the opening hours of the guesthouse administration.


Guest house administration
Our office is located in the GO:IN Innovation Center (3rd floor, room 309).
Monday – Friday: 8.30 am – 12.30 pm*
*Cash, EC/Debit or credit card.

The office in the guest house is located to the right of the entrance area.
Monday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm*
*Only cash payments possible

Welcome Service
Our office is located in the GO:IN Innovation Center (3rd floor, room 307).
Please make an appointment for a consultation.

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