Good childcare is essential for reconciling family responsibilities and a successful study or academic career.
Do you need childcare? According to SGB VIII (Child and Youth Welfare Act), you are entitled to a childcare place for your child from the age of 1.
Here you can find out more about your options and the relevant service and contact points.

In a personal meeting, we will be happy to advise you on existing offers at the university and support you in your search for suitable care.

Just make an appointment at  familie(at)

Child Care Center and day care

Child Care Centers on campus

There are two Child Care Centers on campus:

  • Kita UNIKATE – The day care centre for children of employees of Saarland University
  • Day Care Centre for Children of Students


The Kita-Planer provides an overview of all daycare centers in the cities and communities of the Regionalverband Saarbrücken.

The planner is the central point of contact for the search, selection and reservation for a childcare place in the Regionalverband Saarbrücken. 

In the daycare guide (PDF) you will find detailed information for new immigrants.

Childcare and Daycare Service Office

The Childcare and Daycare Service Office provides an overview of the childcare services offered by daycare providers and private childcare providers in the Saarbrücken Regional Association.
For more than 10 years, child day care has been a legally recognized family-like form of care and is equal to care in a day care center.
You can use a map view to search for daycare or childcare providers with free capacities.
In principle, it is possible to contact the caregivers directly in most cases.
However, it is advisable to contact the staff of the Childcare & Daycare Service Center to ensure that you are placed with the right person for your needs.


Flexible care services

Online Babysitting Database

The online babysitting database is designed to facilitate quick and uncomplicated contact. Students of Saarland University can supplement their budget by taking on a demanding job. Parents (students and employees of the university) can find reliable and flexible help with childcare.



FlexiMedKids is a short-term care for children of students and employees of Saarland University Hospital and Saarland University.

The short-term care for children between the ages of 12 weeks and 10 years is intended to support parents in better combining family and studies/profession; however, the offer is understood as a qualified care reduced to 20 hours per month and not as a substitute for a daycare center or childminder.
Short-term care comes into play when care is needed at short notice or only by the hour.



Lokales Bündnis UniMedKids
FlexiMedKids Sandra Nowak
Diensthandy 01 60 - 96 95 39 99

Short-term Care

Sometimes no care is offered in the afternoons, care is cancelled at short notice, or parents only need a short period of care to attend individual courses.

Students and employed parents of Saarland University can claim financial support for the care of their child/children within the framework of the Babysitting Database. It is a prerequisite that the reason for care is related to study-related activities (such as attending a lecture, writing a term paper, etc.) and not for private reasons.

Event support

At meetings, conferences and other professional events, we are happy to support faculties and institutes in organizing childcare so that mothers and fathers can also participate and know that their (small) children are in good hands nearby.



Ferienbetreuung FUNKT

FUNKT steht für Ferien-Uni-Natur-Kinder-Tage und richtet sich an Kinder im Grundschulalter von Beschäftigten und Studierenden der Universität des Saarlandes. Auch Kinder von außerhalb sind herzlich willkommen.

Externe Ferienangebote

Mit Kindern auf dem Campus


Manchmal müssen die Kleinen auch mal mit Papa oder Mama an die Uni kommen. Auf dem Campus Saarbrücken gibt es daher verschiedene Eltern-Kind-Räume, die Arbeits- und Spielgelegenheiten für Groß- und Klein bieten.

Mobiles Kinderzimmer (MoKi)

... verwandelt das eigene Büro in ein Spielzimmer. MoKi - das sind flexibel und mobil einsetzbare Kindertrolleys mit nachhaltigem und diversitätssensiblem Spiel- und Beschäftigungsmaterial.


Die aufklappbare KidsBox auf Rädern ist gefüllt mit allem, was für die Betreuung von Kindern unterschiedlichen Alters benötigt wird. Sie ist transportabel und kann im eigenen Büro oder für Veranstaltungsbetreuung eingesetzt werden.