Kindergartens and day-care centers
There is a very wide
range of childcare services for preschool children  in Berlin from
the age of 0. Childcare options include day-care centers and
nurseries. Unless you intend to take up privately financed day-care
provision, you will need the nursery voucher  for a childcare place
in Berlin which you can apply for at the youth welfare office in the
place where you live.
New: You can now also apply for the nursery voucher online . The online form will automatically respond in accordance with the information entered by the applicant (the boxes for parental income will not apply for children over three, for example, as nursery provision is free for preschool children of this age in Berlin).
A short one-page application will be generated automatically after you have filled in the online form. You have to print this out, sign it and send it to your district youth welfare office. You may need to enclose copies of supporting documents with the application (e.g. proof of income).
Follow this link for more information about this:
Day-care facilities for children (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft – Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Science) 
You can search for nursery places on the internet directory published by the Senate Department (click on "Freie Plätze suchen" (search for places)):
Information on day-care centers:
Please note, that the Family Services Office can only inform you about the procedure of applying for a day care. We do not provide places in any day care center.
Resume of day-care centers in Berlin
- Day-care centers of the Berlin Student Union (studierendenWerk Berlin)
- Day-care centers near the TU
- Day-care place exchange
- International kindergartens
- Care for children with disabilities
Day-care centers of the Berlin Student Union (studierendenWerk Berlin)
The studierendenWerk Berlin runs two day-care
centers on and near the TU campus. Students and staff at the Berlin
universities can apply for places at the Kita an der TU
Berlin Marchstr. 8 (behind the math building) and the
Kita an der UdK Berlin und TU Berlin (Sigmunds Hof 17
A - near the Tiergarten S-Bahn station). The demand for places is very
high at the moment, especially for children in the 0-3 age group.
Click here  for information about obtaining a place and the option
of going on a waiting list.
Day-care centers near the TU
The first St. Ursula day-care center opened in February 2012 in the Evangelischen Kirchenkreis Berlin Stadtmitte (Central Berlin Protestant Church District) in conjunction with the Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung (National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians) at Wegelystraße 12 in 10623 Berlin-Tiergarten. It has 50 places in total, 20 of which are allocated to babies and children in the 0-2.5 age group. Five of these places are allocated to the Technische Universität Berlin. Opening hours: 7:00-19:00 hrs.
Please send requests for information and inquiries about the
availability of places by email Ev. Kindertagesstätte St. Ursula
Day-care place exchange
Kita-Berlin nursery information website 
Dachverband Berliner Kinder- und Schülerläden e.V. (umbrella association of alternative day-care centers in Berlin) 
Kitanetz nursery directory website 
phorms education Berlin Mitte 
phorms education Berlin Süd 
Europakindergarten Max und Moritz 
Aufgepasst e.V. Berlin 
International School Villa Amalienhof 
Kita Gänseblümchen - La paquerette 
Sonnenkita Athene 
Mary Poppinz 
Care for children with disabilities
disabilities (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft
– Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Science) 
Children and youth welfare (Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales – State Office of Health and Social Affairs)