Short-term childcare - PUKi - Paderborn University Kids

Since summer semester 2007, Paderborn University students and employees with children have been able to benefit from a short-term childcare service with qualified staff. This childcare service is intended to free up parents to deal with important university-related matters, while knowing their children are in good hands.

Children between the ages of one and twelve can be supervised and entertained in the facility by qualified staff, assisted by Education Studies students.

The service is intended to provide childcare at short notice/short-term childcare when the child’s usual childcare provider is unavailable or in special cases, such as during consultation hours, work meetings, seminars, examination group meetings, library visits and committee meetings.

Children are brought to the facility by their parent(s) or a caregiver. They are then registered and their parents’ telephone numbers are noted. Parents must remain on the university premises, must be reachable by telephone and must be able to pick up their child at short notice if the child so desires or for any other reason.

Please use our new e-mail address for enquiries: puki@upb.de

 

Closing time

During the lecture-free period, the PUKi is closed from 02/02/2024 to 05/04/2024. If you need childcare for your child during this time, please contact Noelle Maicher-Hoff by email as soon as possible. We wish everyone a wonderful lecture-free period and keep our fingers crossed for the exam period.

02.02.24

During the lecture-free period, the PUKi is closed from 02/02/2024 to 05/04/2024. If you need childcare for your child during this time, please contact Noelle Maicher-Hoff by email as soon as possible. We wish everyone a wonderful lecture-free period and keep our fingers crossed for the exam period.

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14.09.23

PUKi reopens on 9th of October

With the start of the lecture period (October 9, 2023), PUKi will again offer short-term childcare. 

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07.06.23

New email address. 

Please use puki@upb.de for inquiries from now on.

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06.04.2023

Daycare during summer vacation

The PUKi offers emergency care during the summer vacations of the Kita MS Kunigunde and the Kita Uni-Zwerge of the Studierendenwerk Paderborn. From 17.07.23 up to and including 07.08.23 the PUKi will be open from 8.30 am to 1 pm. The offer is valid for Kita children from 1 year (school children can only be considered if there are still places available).

If you are interested in the childcare offer, please contact Mrs. Langguth (educator at PUKi, langguth@mail.uni-paderborn.de) by 05.05.23 at the latest. 

The offer is not only for parents whose children are cared for in the MS-Kunigunde and the Uni-Zwergen. Parents whose children attend other facilities that are closed during this time can also take advantage of the offer. Likewise, the childcare offer can be used if the child's daycare provider is on vacation during the period.

For further information, please read the parents' letter.

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03.04.2023

The PUKi has been open again since the beginning of the semester on April 3rd.

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24.01.2023

During the lecture-free period, the PUKi is closed from 06.02.2023 to 31.03.2023.

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01.04.2022

The previous pandemic-related restrictions and special arrangements for short-term care at the University of Paderborn have officially been cancelled.

Nevertheless, all persons present on campus are strongly called upon to behave mindfully out of consideration for the community and to respect the need for protection of their counterparts in daily interaction, to observe the proven hygiene rules and to continue wearing a medical mask indoors. We also ask that you continue to regularly use the tests provided by the day care centres and child minders. Or, if tests are no longer provided, to visit a test centre if symptoms occur.

Opening hours

During the semester:
Monday to Thursday: 1.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m.
Friday: 1.45 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. [only after prior registration]


The service is free of charge. 
                                                                                                                              
The PUKi will open on Fridays only when children are booked in in advance. If you require childcare on a Friday, you will need to book your child in with the PUKi by Thursday 6 p.m. by phone (05251 60-3271) or by mail to Beatrix Langguth. If no children are booked in for a given Friday, the PUKi will remain closed that day.

Childcare during semester breaks:
The short-term childcare service is open during semester time only. If you require childcare during the semester break, please contact the Family Services Office on 05251 60-3725 and we will try to arrange childcare for your child. 

Contact

Find out more

  • Family Services Office: Tel. 05251/60-3457 or 05251/ 60-3725
  • PUKi: Phone: 05251 60-3271, Room: E2.301, Mail: puki@upb.de

In a large, bright room in Building E (Room: E2.301), a beautiful playroom has been created where children can feel completely at ease. 

Colourful walls, brightly coloured furniture and beautiful mats make for a warm and friendly atmosphere. While in the facility, children have a variety of options for play. On the construction mat, they can play with a wide range of construction toys, 

while at the painting and craft table, they can let their creativity run free. Board games, puzzles and books for both small and older children are also available to enjoy. 

Playing is hungry, and sometimes also tiring work! A table is therefore provided, at which the children can eat the food they have brought with them and quench their thirst. There is also a large corner sofa, on which they can cosy up to rest and relax or listen to stories. 

Right next to the playroom is a separate toilet and a changing table specially for the PUKis.

Beatrix Langguth is an educator and has been working in the PUKi short-term childcare centre since April 2007.

Anna Isabelle Maoro is a 5th semester student of special education and has been part of the PUKi team since winter semester 2023/24.

Jenny Hartmann is a 5th semester student of special education and has been part of the PUKi team since sommer semester 2023.

Silvia Lavorgna studies teaching in the 8th semester and has been part of the PUKi team since summer semester 2023.

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