Cooperative Childcare Arrangements
Furtwangen University (HFU) has set up cooperative childcare arrangements with childcare facilities for the benefit of its students and staff.
You can rest assured that your child or children will be well looked after in our childcare facilities.
Childcare in Furtwangen
A cooperation agreement between the Catholic children's Maria Goretti daycare centre the town of Furtwangen, and HFU has existed since 2003. In 2006, the Freiburg Office of Student Services (Studentenwerk Freiburg) also became party to this agreement. The service is available for children ages three months to school age.
The Maria Goretti children's day care centre and the St Martin kindergarten have merged. Both are institutions of the Catholic parish of St Cyriak, subsidised by the regional government and the town of Furtwangen. Maria Goretti is located directly in the town centre approximately 50m from the university, while St Martin is situated in the Kussenhof area (Berliner Straße). HFU students, staff and professors are entitled to use the two facilities. The Maria Goretti day care centre has four groups, while the St Martin kindergarten has one. In total, the two facilities look after approximately 120 children between the ages of twelve weeks and ten years.
Kindergarten Maria Goretti
Telephone +49 (0)7723 7579
www.maria-goretti.de (content in German only)
The support service Tagesmütter/Tagesväter-Pflegekinder-Service (content in German only) provides female and male childminders in the Schwarzwald-Baar region and offers advice and support.
Kinderuni Furtwangen (content in German only) (in the summer holidays)
Childcare in Schwenningen
The childcare centre Campus Minimus (content in German only) in Villingen-Schwenningen opened in 2010. This childcare group was founded by HFU in cooperation with the Police College, the Cooperative State University (Duale Hochschule), and the town of Villingen-Schwenningen. The facility can look after 30 children from new-born to six years old in two mixed-age groups.
Normal opening hours of the daycare centre are Monday to Thursday 7.00am - 5.00pm. and Friday 7.00am - 4.00pm. The centre has a contact list of nannies so that, if required, care can be provided even outside the daycare centre's opening hours.
The kindergarden is located near the entrance to the campus of the Police College in VS-Schwenningen. Lunch for the children is available on-site in the Police College refectory (Mensa).
Kindertagesstätte der Hochschule für Polizei
Telephone: +49 (0)7720 994 9561
www.villingen-schwenningen.de/soziales/kindertageseinrichtungen (content in German only)
The Tagesmütter/Tagesväter-Pflegekinder-Service daycare support service (content in German only), provides female and male nannies in the Schwarzwald-Baar region and offers advice and support.
Childcare in Tuttlingen
There are currently no cooperation arrangements for childcare on the university campus in Tuttlingen.
Information about children's daycare centres is available on the website of the town of Tuttlingen (content in German only).
The following children's daycare centres are located in the vicinity of the university campus:
- "Brunnenstraße": kindergarten (ages three to six), after-school club (ages six to ten)
- "Haus der Familie": nursery (ages one to three), kindergarten (ages two to six)
- "Kernstadt": kindergarten (ages two and three-quarters to six)
The support service Tagesmütter/Tagesväter-Pflegekinder-Service (content in German only) provides female and male nannies in the Schwarzwald-Baar region and offers advice and support.
Kinderuni (Children's Uni) – This scheme, run in cooperation with various regional partners, provides a varied programme combining education, technology, fun, sports, and adventure and includes the possibility of overnight stays. You will find a detailed programme description and an online registration form on the Kinderuni (content in German only) website. Funding is available for financially disadvantaged families.
During the summer holidays, the German Clock Museum runs an open clock workshop (suitable for children ages six and older) every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Here, children can saw, paint, and build. As an introduction, there is a tour of the exhibition. Then each child builds his or her own lacquered wall clock with a quartz movement or, alternatively, a sundial with a compass. Finally, everyone gets together to listen to a concert of the museum's mechanical musical instruments.
Activities for children are also held during the Easter, Whitsun, and Christmas holidays: depending on the season and on any special exhibitions in the museum, children will make either cuckoo clocks or paper stars. Full information is available on the museum website (content in German only).