What kindergartens are there in Innsbruck?
There are 30 municipal and 33 private kindergartens in Innsbruck. All kindergartens are listed on the map and in the list on the left. You can find more information about the individual kindergartens under "Details".
How are children looked after in municipal kindergartens?
The teachers take into account the individuality and personality of the child and their family situation. They attach great importance to holistic support, competent education and upbringing. The children are encouraged through stimulating sensory activities and sufficient exercise.
How long are the municipal kindergartens open?
The kindergartens are generally open from 7.00 am to 4.30 pm. Different opening hours can be found under "Details" in the map view.
Is there a lunch service in the city kindergartens?
All kindergartens in the city offer lunch tables. Cost: 4.10 euros / meal
How much does childcare in the municipal kindergartens cost?
Kindergarten fee for children from 3 to 6 years:
- until 13.00 free of charge with or without lunch (4.10 euros per meal)
- until 2 p.m. free of charge + compulsory lunch (4.10 euros per meal)
- all day 33.30 euros per month + compulsory lunch (4.10 euros per meal)
Children who do not have their main residence in Innsbruck:
Kindergarten fee for children from 3 to 4 years
- until 1.00 pm 78.20 euros per month with or without lunch possible (4.10 euros per meal)
- until 2 p.m. 78.20 euros per month + compulsory lunch (4.10 euros per meal)
- all day 135.60 euros per month + compulsory lunch (4.10 euros per meal)
Kindergarten fee for children from 4 to 6 years
- until 1.00 p.m. free of charge with or without lunch (4.10 euros per meal)
- until 2.00 p.m. free of charge + compulsory lunch (4.10 euros per meal)
- full day 66.40 euros per month + compulsory lunch (4.10 euros per meal)
The cut-off date is September 1 in each case.
Is there also vacation care?
The vacation care is organized differently. You can find more information here:
Enrollment: How do I register my child for the municipal kindergarten?
Enrolment takes place this year from January 22 to February 2, 2024 .
- You make an appointment with the kindergarten you want your child to attend.
- You come to the kindergarten on the agreed date with your child and all the necessary documents.
- You register your child there.
What documents do I need for enrollment?
- Birth certificate of the child
- E-card of the child
- current registration papers of the child and parents
- current confirmation of employment of the parents incl. hours worked
Information on enrollment in other languages:
Open days for municipal kindergartens:
17. and January 18, 2024: 8:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00
Late registration: Can I still register my child later?
You were not able to attend the enrollment or you recently moved to Innsbruck? Here you can officially re-register your child.
Places will be allocated after the first two weeks of kindergarten at the end of September.
Please note that this electronic late registration does not entitle you to a kindergarten place!
Can I change the municipal kindergarten?
If you have changed your place of residence within the city area, you can submit a change request.
Please note that this electronic exchange request does not entitle you to an exchange place!
Is there an exception to the obligation to attend kindergarten?
Children who are already 5 years old by August 31 before the start of the kindergarten year must attend a half-day kindergarten for at least 20 hours per week on 4 days from September to June (excluding school vacations). In addition to public holidays and vacations, your child can take up to five weeks off.
Exceptions to the obligation to attend are, for example
- early school enrollment
- Reasons that make attending the facility unreasonable (illness or health restrictions, remote place of residence, etc.)
- if home schooling or day care is used
You must apply for an exemption from your child's obligation to attend by the end of February each year at the latest. You can officially exempt your child from compulsory kindergarten attendance here.
Who do I contact about kindergartens?
Is there a way to discuss educational issues in my native language?
For this purpose, there is the free interpreting offer of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research: "Wir verstehen uns! - Video and telephone interpreting in educational institutions"