Should I Use the Kita Navigator?

14 March 2022 | By Lisa H

In 2019, the Berlin Senate launched a new version of their Kita search tool, which they call the Kita Navigator. Should you use it? And how does their information vary from the information you can find on Kietzee?

Here’s the basics:

  • Both the Kita Navigator and Kietzee feature the full list of all Kitas in Berlin

  • Both can be used to research Kitas near you and build your list

  • 🇩🇪 Kita Navigator is all in German

  • 🇺🇸🇬🇧Kietzee is mostly in English with some German

The Kita Navigator shows if there are open spots at a Kita BUT sadly the data is mostly incorrect. 😢

You can only send 10 requests to Kitas via the Navigator. Yet, many still prefer that you use their own forms and application processes.

In addition to the key data for each Kita, Kietzee also collects reviews from other parents. As of right now, we have around 200 reviews for Kitas all over Berlin to help you make the right decision.

We also offer a range of resources, articles and interviews on our blog to help you find a Kita and make time for the nice things in life – like spending time with your family. 🥰

So, while we are of course biased towards you using Kietzee for your Kita search, there is a couple of scenarios where you should use the Kita Navigator:

  1. When a Kita specifically asks you to submit your request through the Navigator

  2. To apply for the Kita voucher (2-9 months before your desired start date)

Hopefully this was helpful – send us any questions at [email protected]

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