Child day care centres


The city of Saarbrücken has 20 public day care centres (KiTas) for children from eight weeks to six years of age. The area for very young children is called Krippe.

Spielende Kinder (Foto: Robert Kneschke/fotolia)

In addition, there are religious (Catholic, Evangelical) and private KiTas. All KiTas are open to children of any religious affiliation or without a religious affiliation. 

At the KiTa, your child will learn German more quickly, find friends, and learn things necessary to be well prepared for starting school.

Since there are often waiting lists, you may not be able to register your child at the KiTa directly in your residential area.

You can see which KiTas have spaces available under:

Call the KiTa, make an appointment, and register your child. For parent meetings at public day care centres, language assistants (Sprachmittler) may be available – be sure to ask!

Day care at KiTa costs money. The amount parents must pay (Elternbeiträge) varies.

The amount parents must pay can be covered through the Youth Welfare Office (Jugendamt) for families without much money.

You can apply for financial assistance here:

Jugendamt Saarbrücken
Sachgebiet 51.33 - Kindertagesbetreuung
Heuduckstraße 1
66117 Saarbrücken

Phone: +49 681 506-5555

Office hours

Dienstag - Mittwoch, Freitag 08.30 - 12.00

Donnerstag 13.30 - 17.30

Bring an official letter of enrolment (Bescheinigung) from the KiTa your child will be attending.

If you have any additional questions about KiTas, please contact:

Mehr Informationen / More information

Amt für Kinder und Bildung
Dudweilerstraße 41
66111 Saarbrücken

Phone: +49 681 905-4952
Fax: +49 681 905-4955

Office hours

Montag - Mittwoch 08:30 - 12:00 Uhr und 13:30 - 15:30 Uhr

Donnerstag 08:00 - 18:00 Uhr

Freitag 08:30 - 12:00 Uhr


As a parent, you should also take advantage of a free medical examination/check-up at a children’s doctor (Kinderarzt).
Medical check-ups for children and young adults

Special assistance programmes are available for children younger than three years old.
Early medical assistance