At the Kinderladen, students’ children from the end of maternity leave until they start school are taken care of by the hour. The duration of care in Kinderladen is limited to one semester. Due to the corona pandemic, we can only provide care for steady groups. This is why we can take care of your child from Monday to Wednesday or Thursday to Friday between 8.15 a.m. and 12.00 noon. Currently, a more flexible service is not possible due to infection protection regulations.

As of now, afternoon childcare can be offered as well: Mondays and Tuesdays from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. or from Wednesday to Friday from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. (note: on Friday only until 3.00 p.m.). Unfortunately we can not offer more flexible care arrangements for the time being, because of compliance with infection protection regulations.

Due to high demand, the Kinderladen provides caring for children of students who are not on a leave of absence (Urlaubssemester).  Students on leave of absence can still register, but places are allocated primarily to students who are not on a leave of absence. Furthermore, it is required that there is no care contract between the student and a nursery or day care provider.

The Kinderladen is located in the lecture hall building. Its entrance is across Mensa am Park's upper floor dining hall on the first floor of lecture hall building.

A personal account

"In the middle of your studies, with the stressful final exams approaching and the and then during the doctoral studies - there is no 'right' time for children.  They are a gift. We were allowed to share our happiness with the team of the Kinderladen, with whom we always knew they were in good hands. When registration deadlines were approaching, a paper needed some finishing touches, or we simply couldn't think clearly anymore between shopping, changing diapers, and warming porridge, the Kinderladen was our chance to take a breath.
At first, it was not easy to let go and entrust the girls to someone else. What will they experience? Is it okay to leave? Sometimes we left them in tears, sometimes they cried because they didn't want to go home yet. But the nursery teachers smiled at us, encouraged us, and patiently promised the girls that they would meet again soon. We grew together. Now that the children have grown, our gratitude is unbroken: Thank you for the wonderful time!"

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