Corporate daycare is run by companies for their employees. Sometimes, children of non-working individuals may also be taken if space allows.
Private day nursery is an option for children up to the age of 3 years old in Austria. Classes in groups (15-30 people) start in September. Working hours are from 6.30am to 5.30pm. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are fixed items in the daily routine. The education, play programmes and the afternoon nap times vary from facility to facility.
Day parents (Tageseltern), or in other words "nannies", have become very popular, since it is not always easy to get a place in a daycare center. It doesn’t matter what kind of training or experience you have and these nannies are very much in demand. They are not only childminders but also helpers and teachers for children at home. Qualified nannies can be found through the child and youth welfare office; Jugendamt or recruitment agencies for domestic staff.