Topic: Children

Offers for children and their families

On this page, you will find general information about the kindergarten and the German school system, but there are also a lot of offers for children and families.

We have compiled some offers and information material for you on this page.

Family Centre "Pfleghof"

The Family Centre is a house for families in Metzingen There is a café, counselling services and a programme for families and children. Here parents can meet, children can take part in courses. It is a lively meeting place for everyone. The focus is on supporting children, young people and parents in coping with everyday life. Many of the offers are free of charge.

The family centre is located in the centre of Metzingen: Map

Kindergarten and school

As a general principle, all children in Germany must attend a school. This means that you also have to register your children in a school. Before school, children attend a kindergarten. For children, this is also the best way to learn the new language and make new friends quickly.

General information on the German school system (compulsory schooling, duration, types of school and much more) can be found on the Goethe-Institut website. The site is available in a total of 24 different languages, among others:  German, Spanish, Persian, Portuguese, French, Russian, Tigrinya, Turkish, Arabic and Serbian.

This page also answers frequently asked questions about attending school and kindergarten.

Further Links:

Offers for children and their families


-> Federal state programme for promoting families with various courses and offers for families with children of all ages.

Education package - Education and participation

-> Site of the district office Reutlingen with information regarding the right to receiving the education package, services and the procedure.

Haus der Familie

-> Programmes, courses and offers for families with children in all ages.

School enrolment examination

-> Information material for school enrolment in several languages Available in: German, English, Albanian, Arabic, French, Greek, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Offers for Young Adults

Jugendhaus Metzingen

-> Possibility for young people to spend time, with an interesting programme. There is a sport room, learning room, party room and many other possibilities. More information on the opening hours via Facebook. Address: Mühlstr. 10 in Metzingen

Jugendcafé Campus 2.0

-> The Jugendcafé is a retreat for young people. There are different events and different possibilities for leisure activities: Opening hours: Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m. / Saturday 6:00-9:00 p.m.. Address: Eisenbahnstr. 28 in Metzingen.

Club Thing

-> Oldest youth club in Metzingen. Self-governing youth centre with concerts, parties and other events. Dates on the websites. Address: Im Wasser 1 in Metzingen

Offers for small children and their families


The open "Metzinger-Eltern-Kind-Gruppe International" (International Metzinger Parent-Child Group) for parents with their children from 0-3 years of age takes place every Monday, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (except during holidays), in the family centre at Pfleghofstraße 41, in Metzingen. Mothers and fathers of all nations are invited to come with their up to 3 year old children, without registration, to enjoy a cup of coffee, to get to know other cultures and languages and to make new friends.

Early support

-> Support offers for expectant or new parents.

Early counselling centre Metzingen

-> Counselling centre for languages and development of small children.

Information videos for parents with small children

->Videos available in German, English, Turkish, Russian and Arabic on the topics: Exchange between parents and children / falling asleep / supplementary food / playing / learning to speak. The language can be selected directly underneath the corresponding video.

Children's health:

You can find information on the topic of "health" (pregnancy, preventive medical check-ups, vaccinations) here.

The educational package:

If you don't have much money you can get support for your children, e.g. if you want to register your children in a sports club. The brochure informs you about who is entitled to the educational package, how it is implemented and refers you to an information telephone. Languages: German

Entwicklung des Kindes - mehrsprachige Informationen für Eltern zu verschiedenen Themen :
hier finden Sie verschiedene Informationsmaterialien für Eltern in sehr vielen Sprachen zum Thema:

"Was Kinder in den ersten Lebensjahren brauchen", sortiert nach folgenden Themenfeldern:
- U-Untersuchungen - rechtzeitige Vorsorge
- Gesunde Entwicklung des Babys
- Frühgeborene
- Schreibabys
- Kleinkinder fördern und unterstützen
- Sprachentwicklungen des Kindes
- Umgang mit Medien
- Kinder mit Behinderung
- Rechtliche Informationen

Bundesweites Beratungstelefon für Eltern  /  anonyme Onlineberatung für Eltern:
"Nummer gegen Kummer": 0800 1110550
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Hier können sich alle Eltern Unterstützung holen, die erstmal in keine Beratungsstelle vor Ort gehen möchten.