Everyone has breakfast together first thing, then the youngest members of the family head off to a childminder, nursery or preschool while the slightly older children make their way to school. Jena provides families with a wide range of childcare facilities and schools that boast a rich educational legacy. Parents here can choose from a broad selection of all-day childcare provision options designed to meet the individual needs of all children irrespective of age. Whether it’s a school close to home, a preschool that stays open until the evening, or a childminder close to work, there are childcare options to suit the needs of all parents, no matter their circumstances.
They give you peace of mind so you can relax and enjoy your free time together. Maybe in the afternoon you’ll head to one of the many playgrounds or make the most of the range of sporting, musical and creative leisure activities available to children in the city. The most scenic option, though, is to explore the great outdoors. Quickly build a secret den in the urban forest close by, look for pirate treasure along the banks of the Saale river, or find a cosy spot in the Paradiespark to lay out your picnic blanket. In Jena, it really is all just a few minutes’ walk away.
The ‘Jenaer Bündnis für Familie’ [‘Jena Family Alliance’] is another way Jena’s family-friendly nature manifests itself. This organisation works to improve the living conditions of families in Jena and the compatibility of private and professional life for the long term.