Back-up Childcare


pme familienservice: General information

To better reconcile family and career, the Family Service offers the faculties (and Collaborative Research Centres) and their staff the possibility to avail themselves of back-up or online childcare provided by pme familienservice. Parents can register their child at a pme (in German only) back-up centre in an emergency, e.g. if their regular childcare options are not available.

For further information, please consult the flyers in German and English

Back-up childcare

If regular childcare is cancelled and parents are obliged to keep urgent work appointments, the nationwide back-up centres can care for children between 0 and 12 years of age at short notice. Childcare in the back-up centres is guaranteed if the child is registered by 18.00 on the previous day. Bookings can be made via email, telephone or the hotline.

Open days are organised on a regular basis so that parents can get to know the back-up centre beforehand and ask questions. If necessary, individual appointments can also be arranged.

For further information, please consult the pme flyer (in German), in which all services are described.

Online childcare

In addition, there is currently also the option of online childcare. This virtual back-up childcare is the ideal solution for parents who are working from home and need a few hours to concentrate fully on the task in hand as well as for families who do not have a back-up centre nearby. Teachers from pme familienservice do arts and crafts with the children, play with them, read to them, and physical exercise is also on the agenda.

  • For children between 5 and 12 years of age, up to four hours per day (Monday to Friday).
  • Times can be booked flexibly between 8.00 and 18.00.
  • Bookings are possible up until 12.00 on the previous day.
  • pme provides a virtual video conference system and a technical support team to answer any questions.

For further information, please consult pme's flyer on virtual back-up childcare (in German)

How can I avail myself of this service?

Goethe University Frankfurt has a framework agreement with pme familienservice, which allows individual university entities (e.g. faculties, CRCs, clusters of excellence, etc.) to purchase childcare contingents (“points") and make them available to their staff. Points are booked via us. If you are interested in using this offer, please send us an email and we can refer you to pme.

Should you have any further questions, please contact us by email or telephone (see contact details in the column on the right).


Please direct enquiries for consultations to


Sara Schnier    
Family-Service Officer

+49 69 798-18688

Room 05.C111

Visitor's address
Equal Opportunities Office
Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.
Rostocker Str. 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Postal address
Equal Opportunities Office
Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.
Postbox 227
60629 Frankfurt am Main