Finding a Kindergarten in Berlin can be a real struggle, especially when you’re from abroad and have little to no experience with searching for a Kita.
We know it because we’re parents and we’ve been there.
From understanding the timelines, probably moving apartments, trying to get the best out of the Berlin Kita Navigator to actually navigating through the bureaucracy of the Jugendamt to get your hands on the precious Kita voucher (or Gutschein), getting a place in a Kita in Berlin can sometimes feel beyond our control.
Many of us are looking at getting a place in a Kita in Berlin where our children can be, grow, learn, socialise and ideally all this in our neighborhood. Most of the time, we don’t really have the choice: we take what we get, holding onto that precious Kita voucher until we get a YES.