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Paderborn University in February 2023 Show image information

Paderborn University in February 2023

Photo: Paderborn University, Hannah Brauckhoff

Short-term childcare service – PUKi – Paderborn Uni 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.

Important notice:

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

If you urgently need care during this time, please contact the Family Service Office. The earlier you notify us, the greater the likelihood that we will be able to offer you childcare. Of course, we also try to offer a solution in emergencies that occur at short notice.



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



Due to illness, the PUKi will unfortunately be closed on 14.12.2022 (Wednesday).



During the holidays/ lecture-free period, the PUKi will be closed from 23.12.2022 to 06.01.2023.

We wish you and your families wonderful holidays, a relaxing time and a healthy start into the new year! 



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 and contact

Opening hours
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. 


Find out more

  • Family Services Office: Tel. 05251 60-3725
  • PUKi: Phone: 05251 60-3271, Room: E2.301, Mail: Beatrix Langguth
Childcare room

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.









Leonie Machinia is studying to become a teacher in the 5th semester and has been part of the PUKi team since WS 2021/22.







Pia Albrecht is studying to become a teacher in the 5th semester and has been part of the PUKi team since WS 2021/22.







Hannah Rode is a 5th semester student of special education and has been part of the PUKi team since WS 2022/23.


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audit family-friendly university

On 22 November 2005, Paderborn University was the first university in NRW to be awarded the designation of “family-friendly university”.


Paderborn University has received the TOTAL E-QUALITY Award for their equality-oriented Human Resources policies.

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