Kindergarten Care Hours and Tuition Information Kindergarten Care Hours The core hours of care are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We also offer extended care spaces from the hours 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. As extended care spaces are limited, you must contact the respective Kindergarten Leader for information about availability. Kindergarten Tuition: Nursery and Preschool When determining tuition, we provide spaces for children by dividing them into two age ranges – Nursery for ages 1-3 years (spaces available in our Neuenheim locations only), and Preschool (spaces available in all locations) for ages 3-6. Parents participate in the financing of the kindergarten through monthly tuition. The start of payment is always the 1st day of the month of admission. The amount of the tuition for a Preschool placement is staggered and depends on the income of the parents and the length of the daily care. Due to our extraordinary child to caregiver ratio, unique and comprehensive concepts, and special services provided in our DAI International Kindergartens, the actual care costs incurred are above average when compared to public institutions. However, it is incredibly important to us to still provide fair access to our DAI International Kindergartens for families of all income levels. Therefore, we also offer a reduced or ‘staggered’ tuition system. Tuition for the Nursery is not staggered. In the case of Nursery placements there is the possibility for eligible families to receive financial support through a program provided by the city of Heidelberg under the name Betreuungsgutschein. Reduced tuition must be requested within the application process. If your child is accepted by our Admissions Administrator, please then send proof of income from both parents when completing your Care Contract. Please keep in mind that you must reapply for reduced tuition each kindergarten year. We also offer places for HD Pass families, but there is limited availability. You will receive more information about this when you register. Please indicate in the registration form if you are in possession of a HD Pass. Tuition must also be paid during closing times. Tuition cannot be refunded for days of absence for any reason. Tuition for Preschool places for the year 2023/24 can be found here for download. Tuition for Nursery places for the year 2023/24 (U3) can be found here for download. Grants and Financial Support Information about grants from the city of Heidelberg* (childcare vouchers, Heidelberg Pass, lunch cost coverage) can be found here on the homepage of the city of Heidelberg.