Kinder im Potsdam Science Park


+++++Please note that the Welcome Service and the Language School are working from home starting on March 16, 2020. We are available via email and telephone.+++++

In principle, every child has a legal right to place in childcare in Germany. Unfortunately, the reality of finding a suitable place in a practical location with a learning concept that meets the needs of your family can be difficult. 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.

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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

For more specific FAQ please check out the pages support, accommodation, language school and social life. 

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Carolin Schneider leitet den Welcome Service im Potsdam Science Park

Carolin Schneider

Welcome Service & Language School

Opening Hours

Please note that the Welcome Service and the Language School are working from home starting on March 16, 2020. We are available via email and telephone. 

Office in the GO:IN Building, 3rd floor, room 307
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
*If you would like a personal consultation, please make an appointment