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Robert Heldt

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Childcare and Schools

In Ilmenau you will find care in the smallest of day-care centers and kindergartens, as well as primary schools, mainstream schools and high schools, right up until achieving a German university degree.

Primary schools
Mainstream schools and high schools

Daycare centers (Childcare centers)

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Due to the high demand for childcare, please note that the waiting time to place a child is between 6 and 12 months.  Therefore, to allow enough time you should register for a daycare place at least 10-12 months before returning to work.  Expectant parents should pre-register for a daycare place even before birth.
At least a basic knowledge of German would beneficial in order to faciliate communication with the centers and to be able to complete any contract.  Alternatively, if your German language skills are not yet proficient, you should find a German speaker to accompanying you to assist with any arrangements.


“Studentenflöhe” Daycare
“Studentenflöhe” Daycare has been up and running for over 30 years right on the University’s campus at dormitory building A.  This childcare center has space for up to 60 children, aged 0-3 years and a lovely, small garden for the children to play in at the front of the house.  More information about their childcare and terms of admission can be found hier.

SW Thüringen
Max-Planck-Ring 7
98693 Ilmenau
Phone: 03677 691904


“Glücksbärchen” Daycare
There are currently 112 newborn to school-age children in the care of “Glücksbärchen”  Daycare.  Here, the training, education and childcare facilities are tailored by age and specifically promote development.

Keplerstraße 1
98693 Ilmenau

Telefon: 03677 / 208679

“Stephanie” Nursery and Kindergarten
There are currently 71 children in the “Stephanie” kindergarten.  As an especially “active-friendly” kindergarten, it has even been awarded.

Münzstraße 10
98693 Ilmenau

Phone : 03677 / 844478

Phone: 03677/202437

“Käthe Kollwitz” Daycare
There are up to 190 children, from the ages of 2 to 10 years, currently in the care of “Käthe Kollwitz” Daycare and Nursery.   There are always many events and projects for the children to take part in.

Am Stollen 17
98693 Ilmenau

Phone: 03677 / 882127

“Burgspatzen” Christian Daycare

Centrally located in the Ilmenau town center, “Burgspatzen” Daycare center has resided in its newly renovated building since 2010.  Here there are 30 children cared for in an ecological, creative and Christian environment, from the age of 1 until they are ready for school.  There is also an outdoor play area with a playground to promote activity and exercise.

Burggasse 13
98693 Ilmenau

Phone: 03677/4669936