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Support in the search for childcare

The Equal Opportunities Bureau is happy to support all employees searching for short-term or regular childcare. This might concern the need for a babysitter for the afternoon or evening, a regular childcare place in a daycare centre, or another childminder solution.

Who can benefit from this service?

All employees of Forschungszentrum Jülich are entitled to use this service. The Equal Opportunities Bureau actively supports employees from the Düren district, who are looking for childcare options. In this area, the responsible colleagues are in contact with networks of childminders but also contact persons at the youth welfare department.
For employees, who live in other districts or towns, our external service provider Viva FamilienService offers uncomplicated and short-term support throughout Germany.

What does this service look like?

The BfC has access to a network of childminders, who are able to help out in case of last-minute childminder problems in the afternoon or at the weekend. Childminders can be an enormous support for families, even outside of normal working hours.

Colleagues at the BfC are happy to provide employees at Forschungszentrum Jülich with information about the various childcare options and, if desired, discuss individual childcare needs. The following questions can be discussed with social worker Margaretha Wirtz:

  • Daycare centre or other childminder solution? Full-time or hourly childcare? What concepts can you identify with?
  • Naturally, the BfC also offers support in registering at a daycare centre or attempts to find solutions if you cannot find a regular childcare place.

Are there any costs incurred?

In general, the parents and the respective childminder make a private arrangement, which means the childminder is paid privately. The costs usually range from € 10 to € 20 per hour.
However, please note that in the Düren district both daycare centres as well as childminder services are free of charge from the child’s first birthday. If the parents work full-time and their child is less than a year old, a childcare place can also be attended free of charge.

In other places, the parental contribution for regular childcare is usually based on the parents’ monthly earnings.


Margaretha Wirtz
Social Worker
Phone: +49 2461 61-2624