Family Support

Child Day Care

CECAD holds a contingent of kindergarten spots at the university‘s day-care center Paramecium on campus. Paramecium provide opening hours geared to the needs of scientific researchers and day care centers which are open all year round with almost no closing periods at all.

  • Find more about Paramecium here 

Furthermore, during CECAD events and also for last-minute problems with pre-arranged child care, we provide emergency care at Paramecium until 7 pm as well as a babysitter service, so that parents can take part in conferences and keep work appointments.

  • Back-up service of the UoC here  
  • Babysitting service of the UoC here 
  • Reimbursement of private babysitters here 

CECAD Minis Family Room

Has your babysitter cancelled or is the day-care center closed and you still need to get some work done? The Family Room (room 1036, 1st floor) is one of CECAD’s contributions to help those juggling family and career. It’s intended for use on a short-term basis when day-care facilities are closed and babysitters are not available, etc. Pregnant women and nursing mothers can also use it as a quiet room. It’s furnished with a fully equipped computer workplace, a fridge, a comfy chair, a mattress and everything that babies and toddlers need. Register with us once at the start and book the room online whenever you need is! Access is easy with the CECAD chip card.

Maternity leave fellowship

CECAD promotes the reconciliation between work and private life for all members. We aim to create a family friendly work-environment to particularly support parents with young children. In order to be able to continue your own research while it is not allowed by German law to conduct laboratory work during “Mutterschutz”, we offer the “CECAD Maternity Leave Fellowship“ through which expectant mothers can apply for support from student assistants or scientific staff. Support can be granted for female CECAD PhD students and PostDocs during Mutterschutz. Please click here for further information.