Tuition Fees

    OVERVIEW: MONTHLY FEES

    We offer a daycare centre for toddlers, children of elemenatry level as well as pre-schoolers who require between six and twelve hours of care a day. Please contact us directly for more specific availability.

    DETAILED INFORMATION: FEES

    As an independently-run nursery, the PhorMinis nursery is included in the state‘s framework agreement for day care and the Hamburg nursery voucher (Kita-Gutschein) scheme. As part of the nursery voucher scheme, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg assumes the bulk of the childcare costs, while parents pay a share as stipulated by the authorities. This takes into consideration the number of hours of care your child receives, your household income and how many family members you have. If several children are in fee-based care, a sibling discount is given.

    The costs for lunch and any vacation programmes are already covered by the nursery voucher scheme. From August 1st 2014 onwards the costs for 5 hours of day care will be borne by the City of Hamburg and the parents will only have to contribute to any day care for their child which exceeds 5 hours per day.

    You can apply for a nursery voucher at the City of Hamburg.

    Phorms Schulen e.V. Friends' Association

    The nursery-school relies on financial support from the Friends‘ Association in order to hire the best teachers for our nursery and pre-school and to ensure small groups with an ideal carer-to-child ratio. Joining the Phorminis nursery-school therefore also means joining the Phorms Schulen e.V. Friends‘ Association.

    The monthly membership fee for nursery-school children before starting pre-school is therefore EUR 102. Once the child has started preschool, the fee is determined by the gross income of the family and is currently set at 0.255% (0.26% as of 1st January 2018) of your family‘s income the year before last. This fee is recalculated on a yearly basis accord-ing to the respective income, which means fluctuations in income are also taken into account.

    If more than one child is using one of our facilities, then a sibling discount is put into effect that rises with the number of children registered. Please discuss this with us in person.

    Additional offer

    Additional purchase of individual hours is possible, here we charge EUR 25 per hour of childcare.

    Tax deductability

    Parent fees for childcare can be deducted as childcare expenses on the income tax return, preconditions being that the child lives in the same household and has not reached the age of 15. If both parents or a single parent (in a single-parent family) are in work, two thirds of childcare expenses incurred may for tax purposes be stated as work-related childcare costs up to a maximum amount of EUR 4,000 per child.

    Phorms does not guarantee this information‘s accuracy. Please speak to your tax advisor for any additional questions in this regard.