Childcare (age 0-5)

In case your family accompanies you during your research stay it is advisory to arrange childcare in good time before arrival, since the places for daycare are limited.
In Germany you have the choice between two kinds of child care. You can make use of in-home daycare providers or daycare centers (Kindergarten).

In-home daycare providers and babysitters:

In general in-home daycare providers take care of children under the age of 3 in their home. Often they care for additional children (3-5) as well, so your child is having contact to peers. Fees are charged based on parental income.

Qualified in-home daycare providers can be found via the undefinedYouth Welfare Office in Düsseldorf.

Babysitters will be taking care of your children for a few hours or in the evening. The undefinedFamily Support Center of HHU would be happy to assist you finding qualified babysitters. Please contact the FamilienBeratungsBüro per email at: undefinedbabysitting(at)

Daycare centers:

Daycare centers are for children between the ages of 3 month and 6 years (school-age). In general care is provided from 7:00 am - 2:00 or 5:00 pm. If possible, please contact the daycare centers already before your arrival to reserve a place for your child. Fees are charged based on the parental income and the number of hours your child will spend in the day-care center per week.

On overview of all daycare centers in Düsseldorf can be found at the KiTA-Navigator of the Youth Welfare Office.

Further assistance will also be provided by the undefinedFamily Support Center of HHU.

Information on daycare centers on campus and international or bilingual daycare centers can be found here:

Daycare centers on campus
  • Daycare Centers
    Daycare Centers Contact Language
    Ernst-Abbe-Weg 50
    40589 Düsseldorf
    (0211) 7599329
    Stoffeler Broich 57
    40225 Düsseldorf
    (0211) 81-14104
    Universitätsstrasse 1a
    40474 Düsseldorf
    (0211) 33682-50
    Moorenstrasse 5
    40225 Düsseldorf
    (0211) 01-18300
International and bilingual day-care centers


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