Care hours & contributions Times of care The core hours of care are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We also offer longer hours of care when possible. These are Monday – Thursday until 5:00pm or 6:00pm and Fridays until 5:00pm. Please bring your child to kindergarten no later than 9:15 a.m.. Contributions Parents participate in the financing of the kindergarten through a parental contribution. The amount of the contributions is staggered and depends on the amount of income of the parents and the length of the daily care. The nursery fees are not staggered. Here there is the possibility for a large group of eligible persons to receive financial support through the care voucher of the city of Heidelberg. Please note that due to the unusually high caregiver density of our kindergarten, the actual care costs incurred are high. However, we would like to provide access to our kindergarten for all income levels and therefore also offer reduced contributions. These places are financially supported by the kindergarten and are contingent in order to enable the kindergarten to operate at the usual level. Reduced fees must therefore be requested with the registration (see registration form). For this purpose, please bring proof of income from both parents to the signing of the contract. The fee must also be paid during closing times. The contribution cannot be refunded for days of absence, vacation, or the like. Contributions as of September 2021. The contributions for the kindergarten year 2021/22 can be found here for download. The contributions for daycare places (U3) can be found downloaded here. Monthly costs kindergarten. Gross income annually (both parents) core time (until 3 pm) All day. (until 5 pm) Extended (until 6 pm) Up to 35.000,- € 260,- € 360,- € 460,- € Up to 50.000,- € 360,- € 460,- € 560,- € Up to 68.000,- € 450,- € 550,- € 650,- € Over 68.000,- € 510,- € 610,- € 710,- € Plus lunch 87,- € Monthly cost daycare places (1-3 years). Core time. (until 3pm) All day (until 5 pm) Extended (until 6 pm) 510,- € 610,- € 710,- € Plus lunch 82,- € Additional annual costs (nursery and kindergarten) Membership fee Circle of Friends DAI e.V. Individual couples Students 48,- € 75,- € 35,- € Grants Information about grants from the city of Heidelberg (sibling discounts / childcare voucher / Heidelberg Pass / takeover of lunch) can be found here on the homepage of the city of Heidelberg.