We offer our members free on-site childcare during scientific events so that it is easier for them to balance family life and doctoral research. In addition, we work with childcare providers who offer regular childcare.

The Research Academy Leipzig becomes the Graduate Academy Leipzig! Change in the conditions for making use of childcare services

From the winter semester 2023/24, only members of the Graduate Academy Leipzig will be able to take advantage of childcare. If you are a doctoral researcher or postdoc at Leipzig University you can register as a member from 1 March.

enlarge the image: Upon request, we can arrange for free on-site childcare during our workshops and events. All childminders have childcare training. Photo: Christian Hüller
Upon request, we can arrange for free on-site childcare during our workshops and events. All childminders have childcare training. Photo: Christian Hüller

Flexible Childcare Services

In cooperation with the Office for Equality, Diversity and Family Affairs at Leipzig University, we offer our members free childcare for the duration of scientific events. Depending on the venue, childcare is either provided on the premises of the Graduate Academy Leipzig or at the parents' home. Participation in online events can also be supported by childcare, which then also takes place at the parents' home.

Please inform us of your wish for childcare together with the age of your child or children via email when registering for an event, but at least two weeks before the start of the event. 

To offer childcare, we work together with the childcare referral agency Mittagskind. All childminders have childcare training and hold an emergency card (Nothilfepass) and a certificate of conduct (polizeiliches Führungszeugnis).

Regular Childcare

In cooperation with the Department for Equality, Diversity and Family at the University, we also offer our members regular childcare for children up to three years of age. If you are interested, please complete the registration form (as PDF or directly online) and send it to the Department for Equality, Diversity and Family.

We work with four childminders who have a total of 20 childcare places available for Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. The childcare facilities are located on Straße des 18. Oktober, Tarostraße and Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße.

The childminders are subject to the regulations outlined by the Jugendamt (Department of children and family services) and are regularly evaluated by the Jugendamt and other responsible bodies. The costs are based on the rates set by the city of Leipzig (website in German).

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