Childcare

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Day care centre, Treskowallee campus

Since October 2014, Studierendenwerk Berlin has been operating the day care centre of HTW Berlin in close vicinity to the Treskowallee campus. The day care centre offers places for up to 70 children aged from eight weeks up to school age. In addition to light, modern rooms, the day care centre also has its own playground. When allocating places, priority is given to members of HTW Berlin. Interested parents can register in advance for a place for their child at the day care centre.

Children’s room & family room

At both the Treskowallee campus and the Wilhelminenhof campus there is a children's room and family room. You can use this room for feeding your baby, changing nappies or relaxing with your children. Short-term childcare is also available in these rooms.

Emergency childcare

If your childcare arrangements are cancelled at short notice and you have an important appointment or event, for example a presentation, an examination, a lecture or work-related obligation, HTW Berlin will support you with emergency childcare for children aged from eight weeks old up to the age of 12. Up to 4 hours of childcare are provided per session and for a maximum of eight hours per week. Emergency situations are:

  • Short-term and non-contagious illness of your child
  • Unexpected cancellation of your usual childcare (day care, school, after-school care, childminder, babysitter etc.)
  • Short-term irregular working hours, overtime or standing in for colleagues outside of regular childcare hours
  • Unforeseeable participation in academic conferences, committee work or showcase events at short notice
  • Unforeseeable need to perform additional duties

To request emergency childcare, please fill out the Kinderwelt online form. Childcare can be provided in the children's room and family room of HTW Berlin or at your home. Please provide appropriate proof of the necessity for emergency childcare to Kinderwelt. If childcare is required at very short notice (within less than 48 hours), please likewise contact Kinderwelt GmbH and send proof in written form afterwards:

+ CONFIRMATION OF EMERGENCY CHILDCARE – ONLY FOR EMERGENCY CHILDCARE +
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Authorisation / confirmation of necessity for emergency childcare
> by fax: 0331 / 870968 -81 or by email: flex@die-kinderwelt.com

Date ....................................... First name / Surname ....................................................

Faculty / Department ............................................................................................

Signature of faculty / lecturer or other relevant person ............................................................

Flexible childcare

Members of the university can receive regular childcare for their child or children from the age of 8 weeks up to the age of 12 for the duration of a module (including examination period) from Kinderwelt GmbH  in the children's room and family room. Up to 4 hours of childcare are provided per session and for a maximum of eight hours per week. To apply for flexible childcare, please use the Kinderwelt online form. The Family Support Centre will approve your application for childcare as soon as your current LSF printout or other suitable proof for the requested periods has been received. The Family Support Centre will be pleased to provide individual advice: familienbuero@htw-berlin.de.

Costs:

  • €3 per hour for students
  • €5 per hour for employees