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.
http://www.europakindergarten.de/
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
http://www.jfkfriendshipcenter.org/2_sub_1.php?lang=en

Kinderladen Humpty-Dumpty:
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.
http://humpty-dumpty-berlin.de
Tel: 030 772 087 81

Lilolei Kindergarten:
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

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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.
http://www.mrbarnaby.blogspot.com

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Nannies

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
http://www.aupairagentur-cefelin.de/index_english.htm
Tel: 030 3646 1700

Babysitter-Express
On-call agency supplying babysitters and au-pairs.
Raumerstr. 23, Prenzlauer Berg.
http://www.babysitter-express.de/serviceen.html
Tel: 030 4000 3400 / 0160 9722 0665

CIS Au Pair Agentur Berlin
Specialists in placing international au-pairs with European families.
Juedenstrasse 46, Spandau.
http://www.cis-germany.de/Englisch/Eng_index_about%20us.html
Tel: 030 3397 9141

In addition to the agencies above, the following noticeboards can be useful in finding nannies and/or casual babysitting services:

Toytown German
http://www.toytowngermany.com/
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.

Craigslist Berlin
http://berlin.en.craigslist.de/
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.

Aupair-World
http://www.aupair-world.com
A DIY agency, connecting au pairs with families and often used by nannies seeking employment before their arrival in Germany.

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