Childcare

Child day-care facilities in Essen

The agents of Essen's child day-care facilities offer a total of 15,000 places at 243 locations throughout the entire city district of Essen.
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Family centres

As everywhere in North Rhine-Westphalia, since 2006 Essen has also had child day-care facilities that work as family centres. These offer special advisory services and support to all parents with children of pre-school age, irrespective of whether your child is involved with the family centre or not. Here you will find competent contacts who can discuss everyday child-raising questions with you, and answer your questions.
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Child day care

Day care is an educational care service that can be used by parents with children between the ages of zero and twelve years.
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Support services available at schools

Do you want your child to receive reliable support? Certain schools in Essen have support services available in the morning and afternoon.
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Babysitter placement

Do you require care for your child by the hour on certain occasions? The Verband alleinerziehender Mütter und Väter (Association of Single Mothers and Fathers, VAMV) can find you trained babysitters.
More on the babysitter placement service of the VAMV

Emergency caregivers/Temporary foster family

It can happen to anyone: you become ill, and have neither friends nor family who can take over the care of your children during this time. Fortunately there are institutions that find an emergency caregiver in these situations, or which can ensure that your child is cared for in a "temporary foster family". Information can be found under the adjacent links.

Au pairs

Au pairing gives young people the opportunity to get to know a country and its people, and in the process to improve their familiarity with a foreign language. They live with host families, and repay them by helping with childcare and doing light housework. Would you like to employ an au pair, or find a host family for your child?
You can find information on certified agencies here