How and Where to Learn about Open Kita Spots in Berlin

21 April 2022 | By Lisa H

So you’ve been pro-active and you’ve reached out to all the Kitas on your list. Now you also want to go after specific spot openings at Kita. But where can parents find information on open Kita spots in Berlin?

If you’re part of Kietzee Club, we’ll regularly send you emails about open spots as we learn about them.

Additionally, here’s some resources you should check regularly (bookmark them!):

DaKS Berlin Marketplace for Open Spots

DaKs stands for Dachverband Berliner Kinder- und Schülerläden e. V. and is an association of parent initiative educational institutions. (This means many of their Kitas will require some amount of parental work – learn more in our article "What is an Elterninitiative Kita?").

Check out the DaKS website section on open spots, which is regularly filled by their members across Berlin.

Kitanetz

Check the Kitanetz "Platzbörse" for any open spots in Berlin.

Facebook Group “Kita in Berlin”

Check this Facebook group for announcements from Kitas that have open spots. You can also ask questions and connect with other parents looking for a spot.

Ebay Kleinanzeigen

Ebay Kleinanzeigen is sometimes used by Kitas (but especially Tagesmüttern) to post about open spots. Just type “Kitaplatz” into the search field plus your zip code.

Nebenan

Join Nebenan.de and create a post to share with your neighborhood community with the specifics are the type of Kita spot you are looking for (age of your child, desired start date and anything else that is important to you).

Neighborhood playgrounds and Kita windows

Kitas will sometimes put up flyers on their door or window or around the neighborhood to advertise free spots or open house events. (They will also sometimes put a note up to let families know they don’t have any open spots.)

Kita Navigator

The Kita Navigator also shows open spots on their platform although unfortunately, this information is very unreliable and mostly these spots do not actually exist. Learn more in our article "Should I Use the Kita Navigator."

Hopefully the above list is helpful to you! A quick note: You will see that oftentimes these posts are for slightly older kids but you will also sometimes see ads for 1-year olds for new Kitas or Tagesmütter.

Good luck!

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