Overview of childcare services for employees and students

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Leibniz Universität Hannover supports its students and employees in finding childcare by providing advice and targeted childcare services.

Regular childcare in Hannover and at LUH

  • Childcare in Hannover

    Since 1st August 2013, there has been a legal entitlement to a childcare place for children from the age of one. This legal entitlement can be fulfilled by a childcare place in a daycare centre or in daycare - i.e. with a childminder (Tagesmutter).

    The City of Hannover offers parents a registration portal where they can find out about the childcare options in Hannover and register their child for crèche places, kindergarten places or after-school care places. This registration portal should always be the first port of call when looking for childcare in Hannover:

    Registration portal for child day care in the state capital Hannover

    Please note:

    The responsibility for fulfilling the legal entitlement to a childcare place always lies with the city or municipality in which you live. If you do not live in Hannover, please contact your city or municipality. If you need support in this regard, please contact the Leibniz University Family Service at: familienservice@uni-hannover.de

  • Family Service Office of the City of Hannover

    The Family Service Office of the City of Hannover provides advice on all questions concerning family and, in particular, childcare:

    Family Service Office of the City of Hannover

  • Parental childcare initiatives near the university

    In order to meet the demand for childcare places for children under the age of three, many parents initiatives have also been founded in Hannover and have set up childcare facilities themselves.
    Many of these facilities are located in the immediate vicinity of Leibniz Universität.

    The Studentenwerk Hannover offers a good overview of these parents initiatives on its website "Study with child". This overview can be found on the website under the item "Childcare" with the title "Parent initiatives near universities": Studentenwerk Hannover - Study with child

  • Company childcare places at Leibniz Universität Hannover

    To complement the municipal offer, Leibniz Universität provides employees and students with company places for children aged 1-3 years in three different facilities. Parents can apply directly to these facilities if they are interested. Parents can find out how to apply directly on the websites of the three facilities:

    The allocation of places with the three institutions takes place in agreement between the institution and the family service of Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Childcare in emergencies and special situations

  • Emergency childcare "back-up"

    Leibniz Kids offers all employees and students of Leibniz Universität Hannover back-up care for children up to the age of 12. The back-up care supports parents in all bottlenecks, from the illness of the childminder to bridging important learning and examination phases with flexible childcare. It is also available when a business trip is planned or when longer meetings are foreseeable. The offer also applies to employees who take part in events in the  Personnel development – training and qualification programme. It can also be used by doctoral candidates and postdocs who are taking part in courses offered by the Graduate Academy.

    Children can be looked after for hours or even days at short notice. Please always book the back-up care by telephone at: +49 511-700 200 0

    Outside office hours, a service hotline: 0800 801 007 080 is available free of charge.

    You will receive a childcare guarantee if you book childcare until 6.00 pm the day before.

    Flyer emergency childcare Leibniz-Kids (german)
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    Flyer emergency childcare Leibniz-Kids (english)
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  • Fluxx emergency care

    Leibniz Universität Hannover is a Fluxx partner and offers its students and employees Fluxx emergency childcare. Fluxx provides emergency childcare for children aged 0 to 13, arranges caregivers at short notice in the family's household or an outside childcare service and driving services. Fluxx helps, for example, in the event of unforeseen work peaks, delays after business trips, sudden illness, accidents or one-time shortages during parent/guardian training (e.g. when attending events in the staff development programme or the graduate academy programme).

    Who are the Fluxx experts?

    The support staff all have educational and nursing knowledge and training. They bring many years of professional and life experience with children. Both the driving service and the emergency caregivers legitimise themselves with a project ID card.


    • the counselling is free of charge
    • Through Leibniz University's partnership with Fluxx, one hour of childcare costs 3 euros for LUH employees.
    • Through the partnership of the Studentenwerk Hannover with Fluxx, one hour of childcare for LUH students costs 2 euros.
    • Please state your employee or student status when booking. Without a Fluxx partnership, one hour of care costs 5 euros.
    • Driving services without supervision are charged according to kilometres.


    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Accessibility and booking: The telephone service can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Fluxxfon number 0511 168-32110

    Fluxx brochure
    PDF, 2 MB
    Additional information
  • Childcare for international guests

    Visiting students and researchers who come to Leibniz Universität Hannover from abroad with their children can use the childcare service Back-Up at Leibniz-Kids for a transitional period of up to 40 days. The Back-Up is subject to a fee and depends on your income according to the remuneration table of the city of Hanover and ranges between approx. 50 and 305 euros plus lunch money.

    For advice and booking, please contact the LUH Family Service by email.

    Family Services at LUH per Email
  • Conference Childcare

    Leibniz Universität Hannover provides childcare for conferences and public events in institutes and research facilities. Groups of children (max. 12 children) are looked after by the hour.

    For registration, please compile a document with the following information:

    •     Name of the event
    •     Date and time of the event
    •     Amount of childcare required (from - to)
    •     Responsible contact person at LUH (name, institute/institution, contact details)


    For each child to be looked after:

    •     Name of parents
    •     Name of the child
    •     Date of birth of the child
    •     Address of parents
    •     Telephone
    Please send the document by e-mail up to one week before the start of the event:

Child holiday care


    Kids-Fit holiday camp

    The University Sports Department (Zentrum für Hochschulsport) offers holiday care for children of employees and students of LUH aged 6-16.

    KIDS-FIT-HOLIDAY-CAMP details und registration
    Conditions of Participation and Fee & Usage Regulations

Your Contact

Björn Klages
Family Service officer
Wilhelm-Busch-Straße 4
30167 Hannover
Björn Klages
Family Service officer
Wilhelm-Busch-Straße 4
30167 Hannover