The final year of kindergarten, i.e., the year before children enter primary school, is compulsory. Free kindergartens (Gratis kindergarten) 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 child-care in the Lakeside Park (building B02). Here it is also possible to find a babysitter who speaks your native language.
More Information:
Mag.a Bronwen Arbeiter-Weyrer
Director of the Bureau for children at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Lakeside Park B02 9020 Klagenfurt
Tel.: +43(0)463/2700-9216
E-mail: kinderbuero@uni-klu.ac.at

In addition to the above the University offers also
Child-group (Kindergruppe Uni Klagenfurt)
Lakeside B02
9020 Klagenfurt
Tel: 0463 / 2700 - 8775
Mobile: 0664 / 5985997
E-mail: kindergruppe@uni-klu.ac.at
For children aged 1-4.

Villach town: public kindergartens

Private childcare groups are found here.

CHILD CARE GROUP  Sonnenstrahl
& International Day Care Center
Italiener Straße 37 b
9500 Villach
Tel: +43(0)0699/11110613 or 04242 / 217266
E-Mail: office@kindergruppe-sonnenstrahl.at
Web: www.kindergruppe-sonnenstrahl.at
contact:  Sophie Nelhiebel

International Day Care Center/Kindergruppe Sonnenstrahl
for children from 1 year to 6 years
Childcare in English and German
Phone: Tel: 0699/11110613

Kindergruppe Entdeckungsraum
Ritterspornweg 5
9500 Villach
Tel: +43(0)650/950 05 20
E-Mail: entdeckungsraum@hotmail.com
Contact Person: Frau Mag. Claudia Bürgel
Groups: 2 groups, a total of 20 children, 3 pedagogically trained staff
Opening Times: 7.30 till 12.30, afternoons only on demand.
Target group: 2-6 year olds

-    Special movement and discovery material for two- to three year olds.
-    For four- to six year olds additional Montessori and Waldtag material.


Multi-lingual childcare groups
Kindergarten Nötsch
Nötsch 222
9611 Nötsch im Gailtal
Tel: +43(0)4256 24 82
Email: kindergarten.noetsch@aon.at

Kindergarten-project 'Three languages' where children are, while playing games, introduced to Italian and Slovenian.
Kindergarten Tarvisio/Italy
In the kindergarten Tarvisio games are played and songs are sung in Italian, Friulian, German and Slovenian.
Tel: 0039/0428/2510 (Cris Francini speaks German)
Email: CrisFrancini@libero.it