How do I find a place at a day care for my child?

The best way to find a place at a child care facility is with the help of the youth welfare office (Jugendamt), a family counselling office or via an online platform in your region. If you already know of child care facilities, you can also directly inquire if they have any openings. 

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.