The eductional package - basic information for parents and their children

Since 1st January 2011 the educational package provides additional benefits for needy children from low-income families. These benefits are:

  • day trips and class outings for pupils and preschoolers
  • school materials
  • transportation to / from school for pupils attending upper secondary education (ISCED 3)
  • reasonable learning support
  • subsidized meals at day care or in school
  • financial support for taking part in cultural, sports and leisure activities for participants under 18 years

If the child or adolescent

  • is entitled to benefits according to Book Two of the German Social Code (particularly unemployment benefit II) or
  • receives social assistance according to Book XII of the German Social Code or of the AsylbLG or
  • housing benefit according to the housing allowance law WoGG or
  • children’s allowance according to the BKGG (German Federal Child Benefit Act) or
  • training assistance according to § 12 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 BAföG(Federal Training Assistance Act)

then the child or adolescent has the right to the educational package.

Children in daytime or inpatient facilities may also be entitled to the educational package. You can contact us for further information.

For every child a separate application is needed. With every application you can apply for several benefits at once. For any one benefit you have to apply at the latest by the end of the month in which the demand or payment is due.

Generally the benefits are provided as service or payment in kind. School materials and transportation are cash benefits.

Advanced payments for any benefits can only be refunded, if the fulfillment of demand via the Landkreis Celle couldn’t be achieved in time without the responsibility of the applicant.



Landkreis Celle
Sozialamt – Bildung und Teilhabe –
Postfach 3211
29232 Celle

Contact point:

Trift 26, 29221 Celle
Telefon: 05141/916-4080
Fax: 05141/916-4097

Presentation of the information event „Who, how, what - Information regarding the educational package“