Babysitters often place ads in newspapers. You may also find one via people you know.

Childcare for very young children (6 months to 3 years) exists in the form of day nannies (Tagesmütter) and day nurseries (Kinderkrippen). Most of the bigger municipalities have kindergartens (min. age: 3 - max. age: 6).

Overview Kindergarten and Daycare Centers


If you have little children to look after, you can also become a childminder. These are mothers who look after other people's children, often alongside their own. An advantage is often the flexibility regarding the time spent childminding and the nearness to one's own children.

AVS (Arbeitsvereinigung der Sozialhilfe Kärntens)

This is a care standard for children aged 8 weeks to 15 years old, and depending on the space available and the number of children the childminder has herself, up to 4 children can be looked after for a whole day or up to 6 children for a part of the day. Chldminders have an pedagogical training. The childcare takes place in the childminder's home.

The parents' outlay for individual childcare complies with an agreed scale and currently averages € 2 (including food, effective 3/2010) per agreed hour and child. The association receives support from Carinthia state. From a professional pedagogic point of view at least 60 hours a month should be carried out.

Fischlstraße 40
9024 Klagenfurt
Phone: +43 (0) 463 51 20 35 - 613   
Fax: +43 (0) 463 51 20 35 - 612   
Email: tagesmuetter@avs-sozial.at

Hilfswerk Kärnten

"Hilfswerk" offers mobile childcare by pedagogically trained childminders in a familiar setting. This means that the chlildminders come to the children's homes. The childcare hours are flexible and are agreed on an individual basis.

Landesgeschäftsstelle in Klagenfurt
8.-Mai-Straße 47
Phone: +43 (0) 5 0544-5007
Email: elisabeth.sickl@hilfswerk.co.at

Mobile Dienste
Bahnhofplatz 9
9500 Villach
Ansprechperson: Frau Rosalia Linasi
Phone: +43 (0) 5 0544-05
Email: villach@hilfswerk.co.at

The subsidised rates (dependant on net household income) average between 7 and 15 Euros an hour. The full price for an hour's child care (for weekdays between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.) averages € 32.60. For overnight stays and other days there is a 50% supplement.

Grandma Service

This service is set up to allow interested families and grandmothers to get in touch with each other. You may specify your needs and preferences at your local administration office, filling out a questionnaire. Once a suitable Oma is identified you will be provided with the contact details so that you can arrange a meeting. Timetables and salary is to be arranged directly between the two parties. For further information, please contact:

The area of Klagenfurt and surroundings:
Christine Raupl,
Büro des Katholischen Familienverbandes Kärnten
Mon.Fri from 8-12  
Phone: +43 (0) 463 5877-2445

Sectional district Villach:
Loni Schroll
Burgenlandstraße 37/1/5
9500 Villach
Phone: +43 (0) 4242 35 047

Sectional district St. Veit/Glan:
Frau MMag. Hermine Hammerschmid,
Pfarrzentrum - Kirchplatz 1
9300 St. Veit/Glan
Every Monday from 9am - 12pm
Phone: +43 (0) 664 79 84 986

Sectional District Spittal/Drau:
Ms. Anita Ivanov
Phone: +43 (0) 680 208 49 47

If you have specific questions about toddler education, kindergartens, child care and schools, please contact the CIC. We offer personal counseling on childcare and school selection. Contact number: +43 (0) 650 260 81 95 or office@cic-network.at

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Der kleine Obstgarten, Villach
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