We still haven’t found a place to take good care of our little one (or even any, for that matter). There is a web service run by the city administration that is supposed to help you find free places. As a little experiment, we watched this site closely for a while. Suffice to say that there were no places.
Well, that’s not quite true. Sometimes there were places, but the end result (up until now) has been:
sorry, it’s a system error, the place is not really there
yes we have a place but we don’t give it to you because others are even more in need
and that’s although there is a new law in Germany saying that everyone is entitled to have a day care place. So for us the search is still on (or maybe we need to see a lawyer next…) but until then here are the results of the survey in case anyone is interested: