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  1. Kindergarten jobs for non eu citizen

      Given that she's already a qualified teacher in her home country, it's unlikely that she'll need to do the entire 4- to 5-year Ausbildung in Germany. If her degree isn't recognized here, she might have to take additional courses, pass exams, and/or do a Praktikum in order to make up the difference between her home country qualifications and the German qualifications. It's important that she get her individual situation assessed, though, as that's the only way to find out exactly what she'll need for the recognition.
  2. Kindergarten jobs for non eu citizen

    How does she go about this given the facts above? One of the biggest challenges she’s going to face is having her teaching credentials recognized in Germany; she’ll need to show proof of level B2 German skills and might have to do additional training here. If she wants to work in Baden-Württemberg, she should get in touch with the Regierungspräsidium in Stuttgart. Have a look here and here.   What is the best way of securing the erzieher/in jobs? Does she reach out to municipalities directly? She could take a look at the Jobbörse from the Agentur für Arbeit. If she knows where she wants to be, she could also get in touch with towns--the village where I live posts job ads on its website, for example. Schools that offer the Erzieherausbildung might also have job listings from kindergartens in the area.   Would municipality run centres consider her given that she is miles away and a non resident? If she doesn’t live here and doesn’t speak German well, then no, they’re not going to give her preference over local candidates.   Is the need for erzieher/in serious to the extend of recruiting overseas candidate? The need is serious, but most places aren’t recruiting overseas, as far as I know, especially given that it’s quite difficult to get foreign qualifications in the field recognized. They're mostly focused on expanding teacher training opportunities within Germany and convincing people to do the Ausbildung.   You didn’t mention how old your daughter is. If she’s young enough, she might be eligible to do a Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr and work in a German kindergarten for 6 months to a year, which would give her the chance to work on her German skills (most FSJ positions require B1 or so), and then she’d already be in the area when applying to jobs. She might also be able to find work at a private kindergarten as a "language assistant"/native speaker. In any case, she’d do well to look at the Anerkennung in Deutschland site above first and find out what she would have to do to get her qualifications recognized. I’d be happy to talk to her if she has questions--I’m from a non-EU country and am doing the Erzieherausbildung here in Germany, but I have friends who have gone through the process of getting their qualifications recognized.    
  3. Social Service Year

    I can't speak to visa requirements, but it is possible to do FSJ and take a German language course, as long as you can find a course that fits with your work hours. As was mentioned above, you usually need approx. B1 level German to do an FSJ. When I did mine (2015-2016, Diakonisches Werk Württemberg), it was possible to receive money (up to 200€) from the FSJ program to pay for a language course up through and including B2. If you took and passed a German language exam, the program would also reimburse the cost of the exam.
  4. Sandra Bullock is applying for a German passport

    That's odd--it opens fine for me. If you go here, scroll down to the green box with the heading "Bitte beachten Sie" and click on "Leichtere Einbürgerung für Nachkommen von NS-Verfolgten", it should also take you there. They do also have info for children born out of wedlock to a German father before July 1993, yes.
  5. Sandra Bullock is applying for a German passport

    I realize this is an ancient thread that’s just been resurrected, but on the topic of mothers with German citizenship, in case it’s useful to anyone here: In 2019 Germany made it easier for people with German mothers to apply for German citizenship (also includes their descendants), even those who weren’t persecuted by the Nazis: “The ministerial decree of August 30, 2019, expands the group of persons eligible for citizenship to include the children born in wedlock to German mothers and foreign fathers before the Basic Law entered into force on May 24, 1949, and the children born out of wedlock to German fathers and foreign mothers who did not acquire German citizenship owing to the citizenship law prevailing at the time of their birth as well as their descendants.” (   More info in German here and here, and re. children born before 1975. All the info online is directed at people living outside Germany, since it’s based on § 14 StAG; if you live in Germany, it falls under § 8 StAG and the relevant Einbürgerungsbehörde is in charge of the process. (I had an appointment at my local Einbürgerungsbehörde a few weeks ago and now I’ve got tons of paperwork to hunt down...)