Flexible Childcare Options and subsidy

There are several flexible chilcare options in Graz for parents looking for childcare by the hour instead of a full time daycare place or have a sick child at home. This may also be an option for parents who were unable to get a kinderkrippe or kindergarten place.

The City of Graz also offers 20 hours per week subsidy for flexible childcare at eligible providers. You have to apply and the subsidy rate depends on your income. You will then receive a Sammelpass which the childcare provider will stamp each visit and you can then submit for the subsidy payment.

Flexible Childcare Options

Kids & More bookable by the hour or day in St Peter for kids 0 -4

Kinderwald Straßgang, from 3 years, nappy free, bookable by the day, the kids spend mornings outside in the woods.

Waldnest another outdoor flexible daycare option from 2.5 years

M.A.M.A  Daycare center bookable by the hour for kids 0 – 10 yrs, near the KF university.

Kraxl-Maxl & Co. flexible care in Eggenberg in the school holidays for kids 5 – 12 yrs, also has a co-working space for parents.

Oma&Opa Katholischer Familienverband Steiermark offers grandparent style babysitting service

Stadt Oase afternoon care weekends and Saturdays all day for kids 8 – 13 yrs (free, no registration needed)

Fleki – Flexible Kinderbetreuung for the TU Graz

UniKind-Pool for the Karl Franzen University

NotfallMama are available around the clock to care for sick children in your home when you have to go to work. Or if you have a child in hospital, they can help care for the healthy kids at home.


Babysits is a good site to find babysitters in Graz. Rates run from € 10 -13 / hour. Many are students and speak lots of languages.

The Eltern-Kind-Zentrum and Kinderdrehscheibe both have babysitter lists.

Student Jobs in Graz is also another good place to place a babysitter advert


Kinderdrehscheibe (Karmeliterplatz. 2) is a great place to ask for help in finding childcare. They also speak English. They can advise on kinderkrippe and kindergarten places in the whole of Styria, private and public. Plus Tagemutters, flexible daycare options, school holiday programs and babysitters.

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