I Got Offered Multiple Kita Spots – Now What? 20 April 2022

Read about a real life example from a family trying to decide between two different Kitas.

What to Include in Your Kita Application 10 February 2022

Create a personal connection when you are applying. Includes a sample application letter.

Was Gehört in die Kita-Bewerbung? 10 February 2022

Was Du neben den Eckdaten noch in deine Kita-Bewerbung schreiben solltest um Deine Chancen auf einen Platz zu erhöhen – mit Beispielanschreiben.

Expertentipps: So klappt die Kita-Eingewöhnung 6 February 2020

So meistern Familien die Eingewöhnungsphase in der Kita.

No Kita? How to get money back for your private childcare 20 February 2022

How you can get your private childcare costs reimbursed. (Update: Unfortunately, this program is not currently offered.)

Work'n'Kid: Co-Working with Childcare 13 July 2020

How to use Work'n'Kid in Friedrichshain, which offers co-working with flexible childcare.

How Berlin Kitas fill their Spots 8 March 2022

How Kitas operate and allocate their spots.

How to find a Babysitter or Nanny in Berlin 12 February 2020

Giulia from Extra Arms explains her agency's offerings.

How to find a Kita spot in Berlin for a 3-year old - from abroad! 12 February 2020

Find a Kita spot for a 3-year-old – tips & tricks from Kietzee mom Alina.

What Type of Kita is Right for You? 28 January 2022

Spoiler alert: There's no magic formula but these tips will help you build your Kita list.

What is an Elterninitiative? Pros and Cons 8 March 2020

Learn about the concept, advantages and requirements of an Elterninitiative Kita.

How to Find a Kita in Berlin 8 March 2022

A step-by-step guide to make your Kita search easier.

Getting Ready for Kita – What to Buy 2 May 2022

What are all the things that your child will need when starting Kita? Learn about the basics.

Kietzee Checklist for Your Kita Search in Berlin 8 March 2022

Here's a checklist to make the Kita search process easier.

What Questions Should I Ask When Visiting a Kita? 15 March 2022

Congrats, you were invited to visit a Kita! Here's what questions to ask and what to pay attention to.

One Mom, Seven Kitas – Learn Her Tips 8 March 2022

Learn from Mel who managed to get several Kita offers.

Getting Ready for Kita – Paperwork 2 May 2022

You're almost there but of course (this is Germany, after all!) there's a couple of bureaucratic hurdles to clear before your child can start Kita.

Activities for English Speaking Families in Berlin 30 March 2022

Peruse our list of activities for English speaking families with kids of all ages – from babies to teens.

Interview: JuliaCares Family Services 8 March 2022

Julia Zehavi of JuliaCares helps families with Kita search.

How and Where to Learn about Open Kita Spots in Berlin 21 April 2022

Check this article for resources that feature open Kita spots.

What nobody tells you about the first Kita year 3 May 2022

Are you prepared for what's coming at you in the first year or two of Kita? I wasn't so here's my advice for fellow parents!

Why Leave a Review 8 March 2022

Other Berlin parents need your help! Contribute by adding tips and reviews.

Getting Ready for Kita – The Infamous Eingewöhnung 2 May 2022

What is the Kita Eingewöhnung and how can you prepare for it?

The Ultimate Kietzee Kita-Gutschein Cheat Sheet 7 April 2022

A step-by-step English translation guide on how to apply for your Kita-Gutschein.

Alternative Childcare Options While Waiting for a Kita Spot 12 April 2022

Are you looking for childcare options while waiting for a Kita spot? We’ve got you covered.

juggleHUB: Co-Working with Childcare in Prenzlauer Berg 3 May 2022

Hear from Katja, one of the founders of juggleHUB, a co-working space in Prenzlauer Berg that also offers childcare.

Should I Use the Kita Navigator? 14 March 2022

Learn the differences between the Kita Navigator and Kita Search on Kietzee.

How Many Kitas Should I Apply to? 16 March 2022

The answer is – it depends! Learn about the three factors to keep in mind.

How and When to Apply for the Kita-Gutschein 31 March 2022

Learn when you should apply for the Kita-Gutschein and what to pay attention to in regards to the number of hours provided.

How to Get a Kita Spot for a Winter Start 28 March 2022

Insight on why it is so hard to get a spot in the winter. Plus, some tips on how to succeed anyways.

Kita versus Tagesmutter – what’s better? 11 April 2022

Kita, Tagesmutter, or apply to both? Learn about this alternative to Kitas.

What Are Berlin Kitas Like? 19 April 2022

Learn what Berlin Kitas focus on to help kids grow and prepare them for school.

Kita Search Glossary 11 April 2022

Learn what all the different words and terms mean when it comes to Kita search in Berlin.

How Much Does Daycare (Kita) Cost in Berlin? 31 March 2022

Find out how much it costs to send your child to daycare in Berlin – spoiler alert: not much!

Private Kitas in Berlin – Are they An Option? 19 April 2022

Learn what "private" really means and which Kitas offer what you're looking for.

How to Follow Up With Your Favorite Kitas 19 April 2022

Finding a Kita in Berlin is a marathon, not a sprint. Learn how and when to do you follow-ups.