Paderborn University offers a variety of childcare services. In addition, the Family Service Office arranges caregivers, such as childminders ("Tagesmütter") or babysitters.
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The Family Service Office is an advice and support centre for students and staff at Paderborn University, which aims to help you establish a good work-life balance, for which good, reliable childcare is crucial. For this reason, childcare services are the main focus of our work. The Family Service Office will, however, also be more than happy to assist you with other issues relating to a good work-life balance.
The day care centre of the Paderborn Student Union, MS Kunigunde M(otor)S(chiff)-K(inder)uni(versität)gunde, offers day care for 96 children aged four months to six years. 50 places are reserved especially for the children of students, the other 40 places are available for the children of university staff and working parents from the surrounding area. Opening hours are Mondays to Thursdays from 7.30 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. and Fridays from 7.15 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
The day care centre of the Studierendenwerk Paderborn "Uni Zwerge" was opened on 01.02.2016. It offers space for 54 children of students and employees of Paderborn University as well as working parents from the surrounding area. The institution is open daily from 7.15 am to 5.15 pm.
After registering in the Kita-Navigator, employee parents should also register at the Family Service Office. A waiting list is kept here for employee places. Only those who register there can be considered for the allocation of places.
The kindergarten year begins on 01.08. of each year. As a rule, the free places are allocated on this date. The only way to find a place in a day care centre in the city of Paderborn is via the Kita-Navigator. In the navigator, all day care centres in Paderborn are listed with the necessary information about the child care offer. Your child will be taken into account with your individual care needs when a place is allocated after you have made a reservation via the Kita-Navigator.
Please note the deadline for registering your child stated in the Kita-Navigator. In addition to registering in the Kita-Navigator, it is absolutely necessary to register in person at both institutions for the day care centres of the Studierendenwerk, as the Navigator does not record whether parents work or study at the university. When registering in person at the day care centres, it is also possible to visit the institution and have the childcare concept presented to you. At the other daycare centres in Paderborn, it is worth asking whether it is possible to register the child in person and have a look at the institution. Some daycare centres also offer an open day to get to know the facility.
Many parents want educational childcare services in small groups with a steady caregiver and a family-like atmosphere in which their children feel secure. Daycare providers ("Kindertagespflegepersonen") offer childcare places in their own homes or in other child-friendly premises. The Family Service Office at Paderborn University and the Youth Welfare Office ("Jugendamt") of the City of Paderborn provide advice on the topic of day care (care by a childminder, "Tagesmutter") and arrange day care providers. The municipality contributes to the costs of day care. The amount of the contribution depends on the parents' income.
Further information on day care can be found in the brochure Child Day Care - A Care Offer for My Child? by the Youth Welfare Office of the City of Paderborn or on the website of the Youth Welfare Office.
In the Kindertagespflege Navigator you can find all child day care providers in Paderborn. The Child Day Care Navigator allows you to view profiles with information about the individual child day care providers. You can make a non-binding reservation for a child day care place with a child day care provider and contact them.