Germany:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 2-3 years
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Needs-oriented day-care services are to be established for children under three years of age in day-care centres and child-minding services.
Admission Requirements and Choice of ECEC institution
Since 1 August 2013 there has been a legal entitlement to support in a day care centre for children or in a child-minding service for children who have reached the age of one. The scope of daily support is oriented to individual needs.
Age Levels and Grouping of Children
Children under the age of three may be looked after in Kinderkrippen (crèches), in groups of children under the age of three in day-care centres or, in mixed-age groups, in day-care centres together with children between three up to 14 years of age or in child-minding services. At present, day care for children under three years of age is undergoing expansion. Day-care for children under the age of three was initially expanded due to the legal entitlement introduced in 2013. This expansion is currently being continued as there are still day-care requirements which need to be covered.
Organisation of Time
For the organisation of time in day care for children under three years of age, the information on the organisation of time in programmes for children over 2–3 years applies.
Organisation of the Day and Week
For the organisation of the day and week in day care for children under three years of age, the information on the organisation of the day and week in programmes for children over 2–3 years applies.