Can I get a place for my child even if I am still waiting for the decision on my asylum application?

As a rule, everyoneregularly residing in Germany can place their children in a child day care facility. Refugees and asylum applicants therefore also have a right to a spot at a Kita.   

Sometimes there may be very few openings in the child care facilities because of the large number of parents who are interested. The best thing is to try to find out as early as possible – even during your pregnancy – whether there are any openings.

You can also get advice via chat or at an MBE (Migrationsberatung [Immigration counselling]) office. Family counselling agencies can also provide information about child day care.