© Vstock | Dreamstime.comNew teachers, new schoolmates, new friends – when parents move, changing schools or kindergartens is on the timetable for their children.
Having realized this, parents have one more reason to be happy about the choice of their new home.
Frankfurt has a wide variety of child-minding and education possibilities for boys and girls of every age.
There are about 700 day care centers operated by the city and privately with space for more than 37,500 children of various age groups. Another 3,000 places for children aged under 3 are planned by 2016. The city´s education department publishes a directory that lists all the day care facilities and available places in different districts.
Since August 2006, the city has offered free day care for children whose main place of residence is Frankfurt and are in the year before starting school. These free places are available in city-run facilities as well as private centers that have joined the scheme. In 2009, subsidies to parents for nursery school places were reduced significantly.