Registration and allocation of places

NEW: Since the start of November 2015, there is for the whole city of Munich a new standardized search and registration system for waiting lists with regards to daycare/kindergarten places. This is called the Kita-Finder+

If you are still further interested in a place at Lerchennest, you will need to officially register your child online via the Kita-Finder+ and in addition send us the registration form (see below). You will find the Kita-Finder+ on the Internet using the following link:

Please note that the input fields are also explained in English. You will find these helpful hints on the Kita-Finder start page at the top by clicking on instructions.

Already, nearly all daycare facilities for children in Munich are using the Kita-Finder+.

It is important to please register before the end of March 2018.(before the school registration deadline in April 2018).

NEW: acceptances for a place from September 2018 will be granted from the daycare facilities themselves after this school registration deadline in April 2018. This also means that it is no longer of meaning who registers first or how long somebody has been waiting on the waiting list.

Please do not forget to mention when registering via the Kita-Finder if there is a brother or sister already at the Lerchennest.

PLEASE NOTE: if you do not register your child via the Kita-Finder+ and set to Lerchennest waiting list, we will take it that you are no longer interested in a place at Lerchennest and will delete you from our previous waiting list.

Should you have any questions with regards on how to use the Kita-Finder+ program or on how to register etc, please do not hesitate to directly contact the information center for parents:

  • Telephone number: 089/233-96771 or
  •  E-Mail to : Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!


In addition:

If you would like to put your child's name down for a place at Lerchennest please either apply in writing (see address below) or send an e-mail to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

The following information is required:

  • the child's name
  • date of birth
  • sex
  • languages the child speaks
  • parents' name, address and phone number
  • the date
  • how you heard about Lerchennest

Registration form for download

 for filling in online 

 for printing and filling in manually 

  for filling in online


School district
Many of our children come from bilingual or foreign-language backgrounds. Due to our bilingual concept our “school district” encompasses the entire metropolitan area.

Admission criteria
We give preference to siblings of children currently enrolled at our kindergarten and to English-speaking children living in Munich. Beyond that, we do not have any specific admission criteria. The available spots are allocated through a waiting list. Parents are required to fulfil “service” hours, a minimum of 25 hours per year.

Allocation of places

  • Siblings and English speaking children are given priority.
  • All other applications are processed in the order they are received.
  • We also try to have a balance of boys and girls and of English and German speaking children.
  • Currently about 80 % of the children live in close proximity to the kindergarten, although this is not a selection criterion.
  • The places for the forthcoming kindergarten year are usually allocated shortly after Easter.