Day care facilities - approval of establishment and operation


Day care facilities are facilities in which minors under the age of 16 are regularly being nurtured for part of the day, against payment, as long as they are not kindergartens, schools, dormitories or after-school care. The approval for establishment and operation of day care facilities is granted by the district administration responsible according to the location, by notice (decision). A local inspection must be carried out before the permit is issued.

The application for approval of the establishment and operation of a day care facility must contain in particular: 

1. social-educational Concept

2. financial concept

3. certificate of competence

4. location-, construction plans, authorization

5. business description

6. building and use permit or notification of completion of the building project to the building authorities

7. review findings

There is no time limit existing for this request.

Eingabegebühr und Verwaltungsabgabe gemäß Gebührengesetz 1957, BGBl. Nr. 267/1957 i.d.g.F; NÖ Landes-Verwaltungsabgabenverordnung 2001, LGBl. 3800/1 i.d.g.F.

§ 3 Abs. 1 NÖ Kinderbetreuungsgesetz in connection with the NÖ Tagesbetreuungsverordnung

• Application at the Office of the Lower Austrian Government (Department: Kindergarten)

• Checking of your documents

• Eventual request for missing documents

• Positive decision or letter with refusal

Electronic application possible by E-Mail 

Tasks and goals of a day care facility: 

Day care must be carried out in cooperation with the parents as close to the family as possible, according to generally recognized scientific knowledge of education and according to the principles of non-violent upbringing. It must guarantee the best possible care, upbringing and education for minors, taking their individual needs into account as far as possible, while promoting the educational effect of the community.

Amt der NÖ Landesregierung, Abteilung Kindergärten

3109 St.Pölten, Landhausplatz 1

Telefon 0043 (0)2742 9005 DW 13238


Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

An appeal is possible against rulings issued by an authority and shall be filed by the party within a four weeks term with the authority that issued the ruling of first instance (against rulings without investigation procedure within a two weeks term). The term starts with the receipt of the written copy of the ruling, in the case of oral pronouncement simultaneously with it. 

The appeal shall indicate the ruling it contests, the authority that issued the ruling and contain a motion of appeal with the reasons. No more appeal is admissible if the party expressly waived the right of appeal after receipt or pronouncement of the ruling. 

Each ruling contains instructions on the right to appeal and indicates the authority and the deadline for submission of such appeal.


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Letzte Änderung dieser Seite: 5.6.2024
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