Short-term Care (Kurzzeitbetreuung)

Short-term Care (Kurzzeitbetreuung) for Students and Employees of Saarland University

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

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

The Family Office and the AStA support parents by finding babysitters from the university's online babysitting database, help with the organisation of suitable premises if necessary and reimburse the costs for the caregiver.

The parents pay in advance and are obliged to pay the babysitter 12 € per hour. The application for reimbursement is then sent to the family office and the reimbursement is initiated.

    Short-term Care - Step by Step

    1. Contacting (as early as possible) familie(at)
      1. Desired period of care
      2. Details of the child and any special needs
      3. Is a room needed? Or  toys?
    2. Wait for feedback from the Family Office with the contact details of the caregiver.
    3. Contact the babysitter and arrange the details. 
    4. Parents pay the babysitter immediately after the care. 
    5. Send the application for cost coverage to the Family Office: Postal address.

    Event support

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

    Event support - Step by Step

    1. Contact us by mail or teams with the details of the desired care:
      1. Care period
      2. desired number of caregivers
      3. Intended payment (at least 12€ per hour)
      4. Do you have a suitable room for the care? If not, we can help with the organisation
      5. If you are not sure about all this yet, we can also clarify the details together.
    2. We will arrange a personal meeting to discuss your wishes, the organisation and the procedure.
    3. We forward the request to our babysitters.
    4. You will receive the contact details of the available babysitters as well as an invoice template.
    5. You contact the babysitters and agree on the details of the care.
    6. Together with the babysitters, you fill out the invoice template and take care of the prompt payment of the service.

    FlexiMedKids – Short-term Care on the Homburg Campus

    FlexiMedKids is a childcare service aimed at students and employees of the University Clinic in Homburg. It is part of the local childcare alliance UniMedKids.