Family Service

The Family Service supports all members of the university community in the reconciliation of work, university studies and family, and offers a personalized advisory service:

  • Sara Schlichting primarily advises employees but also focuses on care
  • Benjamin Kirst advises fathers and addresses the interests of university students
  • Doris Paare receives employee applications for day care centre spots on the Westend Campus and Riedberg Campus

Additionally, the Family Service is the central planning and coordinating body for policies and measures to improve study and work conditions for students and employees with family obligations. These include:

  • Expanding university child care and implementing a family-friendly infrastructure
  • Providing child care when lecturing hours and school vacations overlap
  • Offering workshops for relatives engaged in care work and work-life balance workshops
  • Promoting a family-friendly work and university culture

 Successfully taking part in the »audit familiengerechte Hochschule«, Goethe University was consecutively certified as family-friendly university for the third time in 2011.

Registration for childcare places in Frankfurt

In order to organize the registration for childcare places in Frankfurt, the city of Frankfurt has established a central registration platform.

Since the platform is not yet provided in English language, Goethe University's Equal Opportunities Office has developed a manual to in English language, which shall support you in the registration process. Please don't hesitate to ask for help, if the manual doesn't fit your needs. If you are registered to Goethe Welcome Centre, please contact them. In other terms, you will find support by Family Service (contacts on the right) or Goethe University's Dual Career Service.

 If you want to register for a childcare place as an employee of Goethe University, please fill out the application form and send it to Gina-Lou Nitzsche (contact on the right). All non-employees shall register at

Holidaycare at Goethe University

Goethe-University's Family-Service is happy to inform you about this year's summer holiday games for children between the age of 6 and 12 years. The holiday games will take place from July 19th to August 06th close to Westend Campus in the premises of the Elisabethenschule. This year's motto will be "Let’s surprise you".

Please find here some more information about this year's summer holiday games and continue directly to the registration form.

Regrettably, both links are only available in German language, but do not hesitate to contact us for further information or additional support. 

We also would like to inform you, that this year's holiday games will be held according to the recommended hygiene regulations due to Covid-19. You will receive more information on that after the registration.

Week 1: July 19.-23.
Week 2: July 26.- 30.
Week 3: August 02.-06.
Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm

Participation Costs
90 € for full time employees
60 € for part time employees
40 € für students
Weeks can be booked separately.


Benjamin Kirst
Family-Service Officer

Fon: +49 69 798-18124
Campus Westend, SKW-Building, Room 05.C111

Sara Schlichting
Family-Service Officer

Fon: +49 69 798-18688
Campus Westend, SKW-Building, Room 05.C111

Gina-Lou Nitzsche
Childcare Applications

Fon: +49 69 798-18698
Campus Westend, SKW-Building, Room 05.C102

Visiting address

Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.
Equal Opportunities Office

Rostocker Str. 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Fon: +49 69 798-18698

Postal address

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