Nurseries, kindergartens, preschools

Very young and pre-school children are taken care of in preschools (Kinderkrippe for babies and very young children up to three years of age) as well as nursery schools, kindergartens and pre-schools. For non-German speaking children, 2 years of kindergarten before entering elementary school is mandatory. Public kindergarten is tuition-free, with nominal fees to cover meals, snacks, and activities. Private, tuition-based kindergartens that are language specific are also available in Vienna and some outlying areas.

Instruction in public schools is primarily in German, with compulsory second-language classes in English beginning in primary school.

Multilingual kindergartenUMKA” DE-EN-RU