Fam­ily Ser­vice Of­fice

The Family Service Office is a counselling and information centre for students and employees of Paderborn University and supports you in balancing your career or studies with your family life.

The focus of the counselling and information services is on balancing professional/study obligations and responsibility for children as well as caring for relatives in need of care.

Ser­vices for (Ex­pect­ant) Par­ents

Childcare options

Finding childminders, babysitters and "substitute grandparents"

Maternity protection, parental leave, parental allowance

BAföG & study-related regulations

Ser­vices for Caring Re­l­at­ives

Caregiver Leave Act & other leave options

Organisation of working time (mobile work, flexitime, part-time employment)

Long-term care insurance benefits

Support options in everyday life

Further counselling and mediation services in the district of Paderborn

Child­care Ser­vices at UPB

Short-term childcare (PUKi)

Children's holiday camps

Project "Substitute Grandparents"

Kangaroo project

Day care centres on campus

Day care by childminders

Childcare during events



Emer­gency Child Care Dur­ing Sum­mer Hol­i­days

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In­form­a­tion Series - Ca­reer & Care 2024

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PUKi re­opens on April 8th

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Event In­form­a­tion: On­line Lec­ture "At the ex­pense of moth­ers", 31 Janu­ary, 12-13:30

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Parenthood & Work/Study

Barbara Pickhardt

Room E2.101
Paderborn University
Pohlweg 55
33098 Paderborn

Office hours

Für Beratungstermine bitten wir um vorherige Terminabsprache.


Care & Work/Study

International Students & Staff

Noelle Maicher-Hoff

Room E2.101
Paderborn University
Pohlweg 55
33098 Paderborn

Office hours

For consultations, please make an appointment in advance.


Audit Family-Friendly University

On 22 November 2005, Paderborn University underwent the audit family-friendly university and was awarded a certificate as the first university in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Charter for the Reconciliation of Career and Care

In April 2023, Paderborn University signed the Charter for reconciliation of career and care.

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Paderborn University received the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for its equal opportunities-oriented personnel policy for the first time in 2009.

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Audit Diversity-Friendly University

On 15 March 2023, berufundfamilie’s board of trustees awarded Paderborn University with the audit certificate.

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Diversity Charter & Association

In October 2011, Paderborn University signed the Diversity Charter.

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[Translate to English:] Logo Zertifikat „audit familiengerechte hochschule“
Charter on Reconciliation of Work and Care
Logo of the "TOTAL E-QUALITY" initiative
Logo "audit vielfaltgerechte hochschule" certificate
Logo of the "Charter of Diversity" voluntary commitment