Licence to work as a registered childminder – application

German version

General information

Registered childminders are individuals who regularly provide care and education to one or more minors (daycare children) up to the age of 16 (toddlers, preschoolers, and/or school children) for part of the day in their own home in return for payment.

A licence from the Vienna Child and Youth Welfare Service (MA 11) is required to work as a registered childminder.

Data protection

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Requirements

  • Registered childminders must be of full legal age and capacity (German) and have the necessary personal qualities to care for children as well as appropriate living conditions.
  • The following circumstances must be met by registered childminders and any persons living in the same household:
    • no physical or mental illness
    • no intellectual disability or addiction
    • no previous convictions for actions that could threaten the welfare of daycare children
    • no deficiencies in the care for own biological, adopted, foster or step-children
    • there may be no other circumstances that might threaten the welfare of daycare children
    • Please note: As part of the licensing process, the Youth and Family Offices will request a police clearance certificate (German) of all adult household members from the Federal Police Directorate in Vienna and make a special request pursuant to Art 9a of the Register of Convictions Act (register of sexual offenders). The Youth and Family Offices will also request an opinion from the Regional Office for Social Work with Families in the applicant's district and obtain an extract from the residence register.
  • Registered childminders must commit themselves to care for the children without the use of emotional or physical violence.
  • Registered childminders are expected to act responsibly, be good communicators and be able to resolve conflicts. Contact and cooperation with the parents of the daycare children is very important.
  • Registered childminders should be knowledgeable about healthy emotional and physical child development and how to provide a nurturing environment. They should enjoy working with children.
  • The number of daycare children that may be cared for in a family at any one time also depends on the number, age and needs of the family’s own children. Registered childminders may care for a maximum of five children at any one time, including their own children up to age 12.
  • Registered childminders must prove that they have completed a training course (German) before starting work.

Deadlines

None

Contact

Vienna Child and Youth Welfare Service (Wiener Kinder- und Jugendhilfe) (MA 11) (German)
Legal Affairs Group, Section for Kindertagesbetreuung
1030 Vienna, Rüdengasse 11
Phone: +43 1 4000-90923 or -90737
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-90739
E-Mail: g-gra@ma11.wien.gv.at

  • Phone: +43 1 4000-90738 - Information for districts 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22 and 23
  • Phone: +43 1 4000-90759 - Information for districts 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 21

Information by phone: 7.30 am to 3.30 pm

Documents required

The following information is required in the application for a licence to work as a registered childminder:

  • Details on the personal suitability and the necessary training
  • Documents relating to the ownership, tenancy or other legal status regarding the rooms that are to be used for daycare in the childminder’s household, and a description of their location, size and furnishings
  • Information about the intended number and age of daycare children, the room use and the available play and activity opportunities and space for the children

The following documents must be attached to the application:

Other documents that will be required in the course of the licensing process:

  • Birth certificates of all members of the household
  • Certificates of citizenship of all members of the household
  • Marriage certificate(s)
  • Divorce decree(s), if applicable
  • Detailed CV with photo: 232 KB PDF (German)
  • Confirmation of training as per Art. 4 (1), (2) and (2a) Vienna Daycare Ordinance 2016
  • Proof of any other qualifications and/or job references
  • Medical certificate for all adult household members: 290 KB PDF (German)
  • In individual cases and for non-EU citizens, further documents may be required, such as a permanent residence permit.

Please note: As part of the licensing process, the Vienna Child and Youth Welfare Service will request a police clearance certificate (German) of all household members who have reached the age of criminal responsibility from the Federal Police Directorate in Vienna and make a special request pursuant to Art. 9a of the Register of Convictions Act (register of sexual offenders). The Vienna Child and Youth Welfare Service will also request an opinion from the Regional Office for Social Work with Families for the applicant's district and obtain an extract from the residence register.

Declaration of consent to a criminal background check by all adult household members: 370 KB PDF (German)

Fees

There is no charge for the application.

Form

Online application: Licence for registered childminders (German)

Further information

We recommend making an appointment for a meeting with one of our employees to receive information, discuss your plans and help you make your decision before filing your application. There will be at least one further meeting and a home visit during the licensing process.

You can find detailed information in our handbooks:

More information about registered childminders (German)

Legal basis:

Homepage: Vienna Child and Youth Welfare Service (MA 11)

Contact for this page:
Service point (Vienna Child and Youth Welfare Service - Municipal Department 11)
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