6 to 10 years

With school enrollment, the next milestone in your child's development is upon us. In the family, much now revolves around a good start in elementary school. Here you will find practical tips on how to make learning easier for your child and how to deal with school stress. If you would like to know more about safe media use, you should also take a look at the Care & Education section. There we have compiled articles, links and downloads worth knowing for you.

At the latest at the start of school, many parents ask themselves the question about pocket money. What amount is appropriate at what age? The pedagogical recommendations give you an orientation. The chapter finances offers you beyond that an overview of national financial assistance, tax relief as well as assistance for families and particularly for single parents.

School children are eager to move - but play and romp less and less in the fresh air. In the Health topic area, it's all about the reasons, the consequences and what parents can do about it. And what if your child is struggling with learning difficulties? Or gets into other problems at school? Bullying in the schoolyard of elementary schools is not uncommon. Get initial advice and information about support services and places to go in your city here.

The four years from enrollment in elementary school to transfer to a secondary school often fly by. Which path should your child take after the fourth grade? Our information about the types of schools in NRW can help you decide.




School enrollment is coming up!

There are a few things to consider when choosing a school bag. The satchel must not only look good for your child, but also meet other important criteria. You can find out what parents should pay particular attention to when buying here on the Familienportal.NRW.


Subsidized loan "Home ownership for families"

Families with children will receive the "Home ownership for families" loan with improved conditions from 16.10.2023. The income limits and maximum loan amounts have been raised to support housing construction.


Familienportal.NRW: Available in 8 languages!

From now on, all content on the Familienportal.NRW is also available in English, French, Italian, Polish, Turkish, Romanian and Ukrainian with just one click.


Maintenance advance: Digital as of now

What do you have to do to apply for maintenance advance? Questions and answers about the maintenance advance, the amount, the prerequisites and the digital application at a glance!


Classic games for the whole family

Cheese boxes, sink ships, Papperlapapp and city, country & more. The templates for these games are now available for free download. Have fun with them!

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