Infants Guide Berlin
Daycares and Kindergartens
Europa Kindergarten Max und Moritz
Private bilingual German-English nursery for children aged 2-6. Learning through play and experience: French, music, swimming, theatre visits and trips.
Open from 07:00-19:30. Full or half day sessions.
Monthly Tuition (12x per year) depending on your contract (based on yearly income).
Kaerntener Str. 27, Schöneberg.
Tel: 030 781 8820
John F. Kennedy Friendship Centre Daycare
Publicly funded bi-lingual daycare centre in Berlin. Also offers after-school day care for John F. Kennedy School children age 5-11.
The day care fee is set by the Berlin Senate depending on family income. They also ask for €25,00 extra, per month per child for materials and excursions etc.
Teltower Damm 101, Zehlendorf
Tel: 030 815 8118
Established publicly funded bilingual German and English kindergarten operated by parents on a cooperative basis. For children from ages one and a half to six.
Koburger Strasse 4, Schöneberg.
Tel: 030 772 087 81
Bilingual English-German kindergarten with a group for children aged 10-24 months, and a group for 2-6 year olds.
Pfalzburger Str. 62,Wilmersdorf.
http://www.lilolei.deTel: 030 8639 9043
Mother and Toddler Groups
Berlin-Charlottenburg English Playgroup
English-speaking playgroup with exclusive playground facilities. Meetings are free. Babies meet Tuesdays between 11:00-12:30 and toddlers meet Thursdays from 16:00-17:30.
At Haus der Familie, Schillerstrasse 26, Charlottenburg.
Tel: 0177 5436 658
BIWC Berlin International Women’s Club
English-speaking playgroup which meets Tuesdays from 10.00-12.00 for babies and pre-school children. At Pinocchio’s Indoor Spielplatz, Duesseldorfer Strasse 40, Wilmersdorf.
Mr. Barnaby’s Baby Babble
Relaxed and friendly meet-up for English speaking parents and young kids. The Baby Babblers meet every Tuesday at 11:30am at different locations across town.
It is not uncommon for families to have a nanny and/or an au-pair, either live-in or live-out. Live-in nannies (au pairs) commonly have internationally accredited qualifications, and would expect to earn between 1,500 – 2,500 Euros per month, including room and board.
Live-out nannies typically don’t have formal qualifications (but may nevertheless be very experienced), and would expect to earn between 250 – 400 Euros per week for 6-7 hours of work per day.
There are plenty of resources to help you find the perfect person for your family. The following agencies provide services for English speaking families.
Au-Pair Agentur Cefelin
Supplying and matching host families with au pairs from many countries. Continuous support service available for host families and au pairs.
Feilnerstrasse 7, Kreuzberg
Tel: 030 3646 1700
On-call agency supplying babysitters and au-pairs.
Raumerstr. 23, Prenzlauer Berg.
Tel: 030 4000 3400 / 0160 9722 0665
CIS Au Pair Agentur Berlin
Specialists in placing international au-pairs with European families.
Juedenstrasse 46, Spandau.
Tel: 030 3397 9141
In addition to the agencies above, the following noticeboards can be useful in finding nannies and/or casual babysitting services:
Au pairs and babysitters from the UK, USA and Canada frequently post “job wanted” notices in ToyTown forums, with casual rates of between 7 – 15 Euros per hour.
It’s ad hoc, but newly arrived nannies and au pairs frequently post their availability on Craigslist. Advertised rates are typically within the 8 – 10 Euros per hour range.
A DIY agency, connecting au pairs with families and often used by nannies seeking employment before their arrival in Germany.