Many countries want to use the Federal billions from the so-called Good-Kita-law, although for financial relief for the parents, a Germany-wide fees will not be available in the near future. A survey of the German press-Agency in the 16 Federal States of Germany.

The Good-Kita-law since the beginning of the year. By the Federal government until 2022, around 5.5 billion euros will flow via a higher share of the VAT revenue to the country. How to use the money for the Kitas, you can decide for yourself. The plans of the state governments are very different. “Quality and contribution relief must not be pitted against each other,” said Schleswig-Holstein’s family Minister Heiner Garg (FDP).

the state of 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.

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, the Fort is not leadership secured through 2022.

SAXONY-ANHALT expects 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.

Also in HAMBURG – there it free is since 2014, a five-hour primary care, including lunch for all day-care centre children’s contribution is to be used the extra money for the improvement of the quality.

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

In THÜRINGEN since the beginning of 2018, the last kindergarten year prior to 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 opted for another free Kita-year in the free state. Is decided but nothing yet.

The red-red-green governed BERLIN had to be abolished as the first state, the nursery fees completely. On the use of the money from the Good-Kita-law has not yet been decided. It is planned, among other things, to support the day-to-lines, and more training for career-changers.

In the state of BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG to have for future investments, the quality of childcare take precedence over 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.

In the state of BRANDENBURG should be charged since the beginning of August for children of the last kindergarten year prior to the Enrollment no parental contribution. With the Good-Kita-law of the Federal government’s contribution to freedom is to be extended. The total abolition of the parental contribution is not realistic and also not being considered, said a spokesman of the Ministry of education.

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 parents ‘ fees to financial problems.

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.

In the Land of BREMEN from August 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.

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 of the dpa.

In BAVARIA will change for parents from April 2019 something: A contribution subsidy of 100 Euro per month and per child for the entire time in kindergarten the same come in most of the areas of the free state a contribution to freedom, informed the competent Ministry. 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-law have played,” but no role. The money from this will be used for the quality of care.

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 HESSEN 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.

Federal Minister for family Affairs Franziska Giffey (SPD), however, has repeatedly emphasized the intention of the Federal government “to invest in durable and sustainable” in the quality of day-care centres – about 2022.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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