The element-i Neckarlöwen child care centre has been open since November 2015. A total of 50 children (30 nursery places and 20 playgroup places) aged between six months and six years are cared for here.
The child care centre is an institutional day centre facility of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (with subordinated divisions) and the Ministry of Justice that serves employees of these with care opportunities for their children. All-day opening hours and the ability to book care times flexibly provide parents with the planning freedom they need to harmonise family life with professional obligations.
The outdoor area offers children 300 m² and numerous opportunities to develop freely, including a sandbox, slides and a large green area. The castle park directly nearby also provides the children with a diverse range of opportunities to experience nature – there they can play, discover nature in a unique way and understand their place as a part of their environment.
The institution’s own cook prepares delicious meals every day from fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Depending on the care model, children are provided with breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
As an institutional day care centre, priority for care placements is given to children of employees of the judiciary (Ministry of Justice, courts, public prosecution offices, notary offices, prison service) as well as the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and its subordinated division (State Development, Regional Taxation Authority, Local Tax Offices, State Office for the Remuneration of Public Officials and Civil Servants, State Statistical Office, Wilhelma, etc.). Secondary priority is given to children of other civil servants of the State of Baden-Württemberg.