Childcare nearby the University


Should you require a more family-centred and flexible childcare solution or an additional option after school and kindergarten hours you can make use of a so-called day-care person.

 Day-care for children is regulated according to §43 social law VIII and requires a corresponding licences meaning day-car persons receive the license after intensive interviews, 2 home visits, the production of a medical certificate as well as a certificate of conduct and the completion of a 160 hours course on childcare. The childcare takes place at the home of the day-care person. You can contact the youth welfare service or a relevant social welfare organisation. In an interview there, your childcare needs are assessed and appropriate day-care persons are selected.

You will be presented with contact details then and can get in touch with the day-care person of your choice. You may also be eligible for sponsorship to cover the costs. Ask your youth welfare service for an application form.

Toddler care for parents by parents in Trier

The “flea circus” is a club by parenting students to organise reciprocal childcare at the University of Trier. The maximum amount of childcare offered here is 20 hours per week.

Requirements to use this offer:

  • At least 5 hours a week you agree to mind children along with another parent
  • You are willing to hold an office within the club
  • You agree top ay a contribution of 30€ a month to cover expenses for food and hygienic articles

There are always at least two parents present. The timetable for your care-time is agreed upon at the beginning of the semester. This is also when the number of children attending is agreed.

The club offers childcare for children from 6 months to 3 years. The club is accessible for all, including students of the University of Applied Sciences Trier.

Further Information

„Flea circus“
Universität Trier
Universitätsring 15
54296 Trier

Phone: 0651 - 201252-9

Mail: flohzirkus(at)


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