The final year of kindergarten (the year before children enter primary school) is compulsory. Free kindergartens exist for all children 3 years of age or older (mornings only).
In cities and sectional districts there is a selection of kindergartens and schools that you may choose from. In the CIC's welcome package we highlight those care and educational institutions that offer multi-lingual or special alternative pedagogical programmes.
Klagenfurt town: public kindergartens
The University of Klagenfurt offers flexible childcare in the Lakeside Park (building B02). Here it is also possible to find a babysitter who speaks your native language.
Mag.a Bronwen Arbeiter-Weyrer
Director of the Bureau for children at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Lakeside Park B02 9020 Klagenfurt
Phone: +43 (0) 463 2700 9216
In addition to the above the University offers also child-groups (Kindergruppe Uni Klagenfurt)
Tel: +43 (0) 463 2700 8775
Mobile: +43 (0) 664 5985997
For children aged 1-4.
Villach town: public kindergartens
Private childcare groups are found here.
International Day Care Center/Kindergruppe Sonnenstrahl
for children from 1 year to 6 years
Childcare in English and German
Italiener Straße 37 b
Phone: +43 (0) 4242 217 266
Contact: Sophie Nelhiebel
Multi-lingual childcare groups
9611 Nötsch im Gailtal
Phone: +43 (0) 4256 24 82
Kindergarten-project 'Three languages' where children are, while playing games, introduced to Italian and Slovenian.
In the kindergarten Tarvisio, games are played and songs are sung in Italian, Friulian, German and Slovenian.
Phone: +39 (0) 428 2510 (Cris Francini speaks German)