The States this year for additional money for child care. This guarantees you the so-called Good-Kita-law: Around 5.5 billion euros will flow via a higher share of sales tax revenue through 2022 from the Federal to the Länder. In the first year should arrive this 500 million euros in the States.

use the countries money, you can decide for yourself – the main thing is, it comes to childcare. The cash injection so it can be used for extended daycare Hours, or more personnel, as well as a reduction in the kita contributions.

“relief quality and Contribution must not be pitted against each other,” warns the Schleswig-Holstein family Minister Heiner Garg (FDP). However, the plans of the state governments are in fact very different.

In BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG to have future investments on the quality of child care takes precedence over a waiver of fees. A General free care culture Minister Susanne Eisenmann (CDU) holds for the social, as well better at the end of Verdi would then have to pay for nothing more.

Also in BAVARIA the extra money will be used to improve care. However, something changes for the parents of kindergarten children from April 2019 and financially:

For children from three years, there is a contribution subsidy of 100 Euro per month for the entire time in kindergarten. From 2020, are also parents to one – and two-year-old children are relieved. In the case of the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the “Good-Kita’ve played in-law,” but no role, the Ministry announced.

In the red-red-green-ruled BERLIN was not decided on the use of the money from the “Good-Kita-law”. It is planned, among other things, to support managers and to qualify for the newcomers better.

Regardless of the capital has as the first state, the nursery fees abolished in August 2018 completely.

In BRANDENBURG may be raised since the beginning of August for children in their last year before school Enrolment no contribution. With the law of the Federal government’s contribution to freedom is to be extended. The contributions were entirely abolished, but not realistic and also not being considered, said a spokesman of the Ministry of education.

BREMEN is from August of 2019 to the Kita-freedom is for children aged from three to six years. With the expected funds from the Good-day-care centre act, the revenue losses are partially compensated, but also the quality to be improved in the kindergartens.

Also in HAMBURG – there’s already since 2014, a free five-hour basic care, including lunch for all kindergarten children should be used the extra money to improve the quality.


In HESSE is already in August of this year for all children from three years to school care for a six-hour entry on the day free of charge. With the 2019 in Germany, and promised 500 million euros, no big jumps are “possible”, says Minister for social Affairs Stefan Grüttner (CDU). He criticized the Federal government put on the countries law, which financing was not secured through 2022.

The SPD/CDU coalition in MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN wants to abolish the parental contributions for day-care of children in crèche, kindergarten, Hort, and parents at the beginning of the year 2020. This suggests, according to the Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) with a total of about 130 million euros per year. The country wants to use according to their data, for the financing of the funds from the Good-Kita-package of the Federal government.

lower Saxony had to 1. August 2018, the parental contributions for the nursery to visit abolished. For children from three years up to school age care for up to eight hours a day is free of charge. The Federal funds are to be invested inter alia in a case of hardship funds for local authorities, due to the elimination of parent contributions financial problems.

In North RHINE-WESTPHALIA is only the last year of kindergarten before school Enrolment free of charge. A General Kita’s contribution to freedom is not currently in sight, because it is, according to the Ministry of family Affairs in Düsseldorf affordable. Priority for the black-yellow government has been improving the quality of day-care centres.

In RHINELAND-PALATINATE is the Kindergarten attendance for all children from two years since 2010 free of charge. Even there, the funds are to be provided for investments in the quality.

The CDU and SPD ruled SAARLAND knows, as yet, no fees for day-care centres. In the future, the posts should be cut in half but by 2022 – also financed with the new Federal funds.

SAXONY has no plans to complete elimination of the kindergarten fee. “The quality is in the first place,” said a spokeswoman for the Ministry of culture.

SAXONY-ANHALT included in this year around 13 million euros from the Good-Kita-law is not seeking to use the funds for a complete waiver of fees. It is especially important to do something for the quality, says Minister of social Affairs Petra Grimm-Benne (SPD). The money will help to get more staff in the day-care centres and to improve the care keys. This had to be discussed in the black-red-green coalition.

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN wants to strengthen the quality and contributions by 2020 across the country to a maximum amount lids. The post freedom is to remain a long-term goal.

In THURINGIA the last school year at the beginning of 2018 in front of the school free of charge. The money from the Federal government to use education Minister Helmut Holter (Left) for another contribution-free year. In addition, with the means of the quality of care is to be improved. Several representatives of the red-red-green state government had called for a free kindergarten year in the free state. Is decided but nothing yet.


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