Registering a child
Parents looking for a suitable kindergarten or day-care centre in their vicinity may obtain comprehensive information (in German) through Bonn’s web portal:
The portal also allows parents to prebook a slot (not to be confused with the actual personal registration that will guarantee the slot).
Once the parents have taken a decision for a suitable institution, they should visit the kindergarten or day-care centre in their area to personally register their child. Admission is based on certain criteria, including the child's age. Older children will normally be admitted before younger children to allow every child ample time in kindergarten before moving on to school.