​For Students

Childcare is an elementary part of reconciling studies and family responsibilities. Goethe University Frankfurt recognised this early on and has its own childcare facilities on all its largest campuses as well as offering alternative childcare options.

Nevertheless, we are unable to guarantee places because demand is very high. Childcare places in Frankfurt are unfortunately not available in sufficient numbers, so careful planning is necessary. Please start looking for suitable places as early as possible and follow the advice on our pages.

As childcare in Frankfurt is organised at municipal level, you must be resident in Frankfurt at the time of signing the contract. If you do not live in Frankfurt, you must arrange for childcare at your place of residence.

The exception is childcare places for staff working at the childcare facilities of Goethe University Frankfurt. 

Nurseries and pre-schools at Goethe University Frankfurt

Goethe University Frankfurt has regular childcare facilities on all its premises.

You can find an overview and helpful information here.


Childcare in Frankfurt

In recent years, the City of Frankfurt has forged ahead with the expansion of childcare. Nevertheless, supply does not yet meet demand. Please plan accordingly and note the information on the following pages.


Flexible childcare

The supervised nursery and pre-school on Westend Campus is a flexible childcare solution with restricted hours.
You can find here other flexible childcare options in Frankfurt.


Holiday childcare

In the overlap between the school holidays and the lecture period, the Holiday Games Programme at Goethe University Frankfurt takes the pressure off families.

We have also put together information about other holiday schemes in Frankfurt for you.