Children, young people and families

    Here you will find important addresses for enrolling in a day care centre.

    You can also find further information on education, leisure activities and children’s rights.

    You will also find the addresses of the youth centres in Bielefeld. Youth centres offer leisure activities for children and young people, mostly divided into different age groups.

    Day care centres (KiTa)

    All children are entitled to a place in a day care centre (KiTa) from their first birthday until they start school. There, they can play with other children, engage in handicrafts, go on excursions and learn through playing.
    The number of hours per day a child stays at the daycare centre varies according to the parents’ needs, e.g. their working hours.

    A monthly fee (known as the “parent contribution”) is payable for the daycare centre. Costs may also be incurred for meals at the day care centre. The amount of the parent contribution depends on the respective income.

    If the parents are on low incomes, the parent contribution can be waived completely.

    Amt für Jugend und Familie – Jugendamt der Stadt Bielefeld [Office for Youth and Family – Youth Welfare Office]
    Niederwall 23
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 51-0
    Youth Welfare Office – Childcare

    Further information:

    Online registration for KiTa places: Little Bird

     

    Childminders

    As an alternative to day care centres, parents can also have their children looked after by a childminder. Childminders offer child care in their own apartment or house or in specially rented premises. For this purpose, they must have the permission of the Youth Welfare Office and are regularly visited and advised.

    As is the case with the day care centres, the children can be looked after for varying lengths of time each day. The childminder is responsible for smaller groups of children. This is particularly beneficial for the development of children under the age of three.

    A parent contribution must also be paid for the childminder. Additional costs may also arise for meals. The amount of the parent contribution depends on the respective income.

    If the parents are on low incomes, the parent contribution can be waived completely.

    You can find childminders for the districts of Jöllenbeck, Heepen, Stieghorst and the eastern part of the city centre here:

    Von Laer-Stiftung
    Spindelstraße 5+7
    33604 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 9645958
    E-mail: kindertagespflege@von-laer-stiftung.de

    Von Laer-Stiftung

    You will find childminders for the districts of Dornberg, Brackwede, Gadderbaum, Senne, Sennestadt and western part of the city centre here:

    ElternService AWO OWL
    Detmolder Str. 280
    33605 Bielefeld

    Phone 0521 9216464

    Elternservice AWO

    All information about school attendance and schools can be found here.

    Youth Welfare Office

    The Youth Welfare Office helps children, young people and their families. Parents are advised and supported in the education and care of their children.

    Office for Youth and Family – Youth Welfare Office
    Niederwall 23
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 51-0

    Youth Welfare Office

    Help in bringing up children

    Here you can obtain help with conflicts and problems in your family. Parents or also the children and young people can come on their own.

    The Youth Welfare Office is also responsible for protecting children’s welfare.

    Office for Youth and Family – Youth Welfare Office
    Niederwall 23
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 51-5055

    Youth Welfare Office

    Family Office

    Here, families can find answers to questions about education, support, care and leisure activities. Children, teenagers, parents, grandparents and other guardians are all welcome to come to the Familienbüro.

    Family Office
    Neues Rathaus 1st floor
    Corridor G, Rooms 114 and 116
    Niederwall 23
    33602 Bielefeld

    Family Office

    Maintenance advances

    Mothers and fathers who take care of a child or children on their own and receive little or no maintenance are eligible to receive maintenance advances.

    Office for Youth and Family – Youth Welfare Office
    Niederwall 23
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 515372

    Maintenance advances

    Children have rights!

    In 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. These rights have now been recognised and acknowledged by most countries around the world. 20 September is “World Children’s Day”, which draws attention to the special rights held by children.

    See also: Children’s rights (28 August 2019; 9:17 a.m.)

    If your child is interested in joining a sports club, in art or in learning to play a musical instrument, you can find more information here:

    Leisure time / sports / culture]

     

    If you have little or no income, you can apply for assistance for your child with the Amt für Soziale Leistungen – Sozialamt [Office for Social Services – Social Affairs]:

    Education and social participation

    HOT Wellensiek

    Am Rottmannshof 124
    33619 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 3293176

    HOT Wellensiek

    HOT Wellensiek Facebook

    JZ (youth centre) Stricker

    Gaswerkstr. 39
    33647 Bielefeld-Brackwede
    Phone 0521 9473866

    JZ Stricker Facebook

    JZ Stricker

     

    FZZ (leisure centre) Baumheide

    Youth area at
    Freizeitzentrum Baumheide
    Rabenhof 76
    33609 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521  5576270

    FZZ Baumheide

    HOT Schildesche

    Ringenbergstr. 14
    33611 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 81696

    HOT Schildesche

    HOTSPOT Heepen

    Altenhagener Straße 8
    33719 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 3298820

    HOTSPOT Heepen

    HOT Billabong

    Brückenstraße 27
    33607 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 3292064

    HOT Billabong

    Schelpmilser Weg adventure playground

    Schelpmilser Weg 75
    33609 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 3292128

    Abenteuerspielplatz Schelpmilser Weg

    Hot Ummeln

    Queller Str. 189
    33649 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 487869

    HOT Ummeln

    HOT Christusgemeinde

    Buschkampstr. 149a
    33659 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 403622

    HOT Christusgemeinde facebook

    HOT Zefi

    Primelweg 15
    33659 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 94239830

    HOT Zefi

    Brake Children’s and Youth Centre

    Glückstädter Str. 25
    33729 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 9773310

    Brake Children’s and Youth Centre

    Playhouse

    Teichstr. 18a
    33615 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 131061

    Playhouse

    HOT Ubedissen

    Ubbedisser Str. 3
    33699 Bielefeld
    Phone 05202 80006

     

    FZZ (leisure centre) Stieghorst

    Glatzer Str. 21
    33605 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 5575740

    FZZ Stieghorst

    Bielefeld Youth Group

    Alfred-Bozi-Str. 23
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 5575250

    Bielefeld Youth Group

    JZ (youth centre) Kamp

    Niedermühlenkamp 43
    33604 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 3292944

    JZ Kamp

    Moby Sports

    Petristr. 48 (Volkeningschule building)
    33609 Bielefeld
    Phone Lena May (certified educator)
    Mobile: 0179 7782626
    Tobias Kopp (certified educator)
    Mobile: 0179 7782625

    Moby Sports

    Apfelstraße adventure playground

    Apfelstraße 82
    33613 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 3298657

    ASP Apfelstraße

    Jugendtreff 4 You

    Am Waldbad 72a
    33659 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 3299046

    4 You

    CVJM Jöllenbeck

    Schwagerstraße 9
    33739 Bielefeld
    Phone 05206 917946

    CVJM Jöllenbeck

    Trauerbegleitung Sterntaler

    Beratung für Kinder, Jugendliche und deren Familien

    • bei einer schweren Erkrankung oder dem Tod eines Familienmitgliedes
    • in Trennungs- und Scheidungssituationen
    • in Konfliktfällen

    Sterntaler e.V.
    Niedermühlenkamp 6
    33604 Bielefeld
    Tel.: 0521 5578833

    Sterntaler

    pro familia

    Beratung zu Partnerschaft, Schwangerschaft und Familienplanung sowie alle Themen rund um die Sexualität

    pro familia
    Stapenhorststraße 5
    33615 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 124073

    pro familia

    Erziehungs-, Familien- und Krisenberatung

    Diakonie für Bielefeld
    Paulusstr. 24-26
    33602 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 96750959

    Diakonie für Bielefeld

    Gesellschaft für Sozialarbeit e.V.

    Gesellschaft für Sozialarbeit e.V.
    Am Zwinger 2 – 4
    Tel. 0521 52001-0

    GfS

    Familien- und Paarberatung

    Psychologischer Beratungsdienst
    Marktstr. 2 – 4
    33602 Bielefeld
    Tel. 052 132415

     

    Jugend- und Familienhilfe

    Sozialdienst katholischer Frauen e.V.
    Turnerstr. 4
    33602 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 9619- 144

    SkF Bielefeld

    Selbsthilfe-Kontaktstelle

    Bielefelder Kontakt- und Informationsstelle für Selbsthilfegruppen
    Stapenhorststr. 5
    33615 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 9640696

    Selbsthilfe Bielefeld

    Begleitung für werdende Mütter / Eltern

    Frauenmantel e.V.
    Buddestr. 1a
    33602 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 5576352

    Frauenmantel e.V.

    Beratungsstelle für Eltern, Kinder, Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene

    AWO Beratungsstelle
    Detmolder Str. 280
    33605 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521/ 9 21 64 21

    AWO

    Beratungsstelle für Familien mit Kindern von 0-6 Jahren

    AWO Beratungsstelle
    Detmolder Str. 281
    33605 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 9216411

    AWO

    Ehe- und Lebensberatung/Psychosoziale Krebsberatung

    AWO Beratungsstelle
    Detmolder Str. 282
    33605 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 9216431

    Ehe- und Lebensberatung

    Ev. Beratungsstelle für Familien, Kinder und Jugendliche der Diakonie in Bielefeld-Sennestadt

    Diakonie für Bielefeld
    Lindemannplatz 3
    33689 Bielefeld
    Tel. 05205 2880

    Diakonie für Bielefeld

    Jugend- und Familienhilfe in Brackwede

    Diakonieverband Brackwede
    Kirchweg 10
    33647 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 94239-0

    Diakonie Bielefeld

    Beratungsstelle Baumheide

    Gesellschaft für Sozialarbeit
    Rabenhof 76
    33609 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 55762750

    GfS

    Beratungsstelle Stadtteil Stieghorst

    Gesellschaft für Sozialarbeit
    Glatzer Str. 21
    33605 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 55757421

    FZZ Stieghorst oder GfS

    Beratungsstelle Bethel

    Beratungstelle Bethel
    Bethelweg 22
    33617 Bielefeld
    Tel: 0521 32966210

    Bethel