According to SGB VIII (Child and Youth Welfare Act), you are entitled to a childcare place for your child from the age of 1. Childcare is a municipal task and regulated in this way. Please contact the responsible offices in your place of residence with your childcare needs. Parents in Dortmund have the family offices in the city districts as service and contact points.
If you have not yet found a childcare place on your own, the Youth Welfare Office of the City of Dortmund has set up the coordination office for childcare offers for children until they start school. Parents can register their needs there.
The TU Dortmund University has been able to establish two day care centers with a total of 18 places at the North and South Campuses. The places are available for Children under the age of three. The day care center is operated by the Mütterzentrum e.V.
The childcare facility "9 x kluge Zwerge" (9 x clever dwarfs) primarily offers a place for children of employees from DFG projects. The childcare is financed by DFG funds and is therefore reserved for employees in DFG projects. The facility has a small garden with a sandbox.
How Can i apply for a childcare place?
How is the allocation of places regulated?
Applications are possible at any time. Upon receipt of the application form at the TU Dortmund Family Service, your child is registered for a place. You will receive a confirmation of receipt of your application. The Family Service will forward your documents to the responsible body of the day care center, the Mütterzentrum e.V..
All applications for a place on 01.08. of each year are collected until January of the same year. At the end of February, you will receive a decision on the allocation of a place from the provider, Mütterzentrum e.V. Please confirm an offered place by the end of March. You will receive the contract documents from the Mütterzentrum.
If after this allocation there are still places available for the summer (01.08), employees from DFG projects can still apply for a place until the end of April. In mid-May, you will receive notification of the allocation of places from the sponsor, Mütterzentrum e.V. Please confirm an offered place by the end of May.
In the event that childcare places are still available for the summer, the application procedure will be opened to all university employees.
The premises are centrally located on the North Campus, directly at the university's S-Bahn stop, at Vogelpothsweg 78 (CDI building).
Childcare is available by individual arrangement from Monday to Friday from 07:00 am - 4:00 pm
The childcare facility "Schlauschlümpfe" on the South Campus offers a total of 9 childcare places for children of professors, employees and students of the TU Dortmund University. It is neccessary that you are employed and/or enrolled at the time of taking up the childcare place.
How can I appply?
Please fill in thr application form ( Bewerbungsbogen) as well as the declaration of cost absorption(Kostenübernahme). You only need to fill in the declaration of cost coverage if you are an employee in a DFG project. These documents have to be mailed to Katja Kißler.
How is the allocation of places regulated?
Applications are possible at any time.
Upon receipt of the application form, your child is registered for a place at the TU Dortmund Family Service. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt and the Family Service will forward your documents to the provider of the large day care centers, the Mütterzentrum e.V..
All applications for a place on 01.08. of each year are collected until January of the same year. At the end of February, you will receive a decision on the allocation of a place from the provider Mütterzentrum e.V. Please confirm an offered place by the end of March. You will receive the contract documents from the Mütterzentrum.
If there are still places available after this allocation, applications later than January can also be considered.H
How to find us:
The premises are centrally located on Campus South, a short distance from the university's H-Bahn stop (Campus South), at Wilhelm-Dilthey-Strasse 2c.
Childcare is available by individual arrangement from Monday to Friday from 07:30 am - 04.30 pm.
The TU Dortmund does not operate its own daycare center, but there are these care options near campus:
At HoKiDo , 60 children aged four months to six years are cared for in four mixed-age groups by a team of twelve permanent educational staff. The focus of the educational work with the children is movement education. Promoting and accompanying the children's motor development is a special concern.
The new building is located on the North Campus of the TU Dortmund University, directly next to the international meeting center.
Tel: +49 231 - 75 77 1
Route description and site plan:
The building is located on the North Campus of the TU Dortmund University, right next to the International Meeting Center.
Monday to Wednesday: 07:20 - 16:30 hrs.
Thursday to Friday: 07:15 - 16:00 h
Counseling services for parents at HoKiDo:
In addition to childcare, the HoKiDo also offers the following events and counseling services for parents, for which you can register or receive information by E-Mail :
- Open consultation hours, especially for educational counseling: every 2nd Thursday between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. (please register briefly by e-mail so that you do not visit the consultation hours in vain in case of illness)
- Movement activities for families (dates to be announced)
- Toddler group
- "Parents' University": The organization of pedagogical parents' evenings in theory and practice by qualified speakers (dates to be announced, registration desired)
KuKi is an offer for students and employed parents of TU Dortmund University who are looking for flexible half-day care for children between one and six years old for the morning or afternoon. The playgroup is designed for 8 children. Children can attend the playgroup on a regular or flexible basis. There are 8 spaces available in the morning and 8 spaces available in the afternoon.
Please contact KuKi early if you have childcare needs.
Tel.: +49 231 - 75 77 1
The premises are located in the HoKiDo building on the North Campus of the TU Dortmund University, directly next to the international meeting center.
Morning care: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 13:00 (for children from 1 to 6 years)
Afternoon care: Mon/Thu/Mi: 13:30 - 16:30 and Thu/Fri: 13:30 - 16:00 (for children from 1 to 6 years)
Students: per half day 8,50 €.
Employees: per half day of care 13,50 €
Reduction for siblings 2,- €
Students: per half day 7,- €
Employees: per half day 12,- €
Reduction for siblings 2,- €
The daycare center cares for 120 children from the age of 4 months until school enrollment. Priority is given to children of students, but children whose parents are not students are also accepted.
Am Gardenkamp 47-49
Tel.: +49 231-794 96 10
The buildings are located in the immediate vicinity of the South Campus of the TU Dortmund University.
Monday through Thursday: 07:30 - 17:00
Friday: 07:30 - 14:30 h
In the municipal day care center for children, which is located near the TU Dortmund directly opposite the DASA, 70 children aged 0-6 years are cared for in four groups. One of the pedagogical focuses is bilingual education.
Mrs. Waldmann and Mrs. Duhme
Friedrich-Henkel-Weg 16 a
Phone: +49 231 50-11730
The KiTa is located directly opposite DASA: From the 'Do-Universität' stop, take bus 447 in the direction of Dorstfeld Huckarde one stop to 'Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz'.
Core opening hours: 07.30 am - 16.30 pm
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dortmund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dortmund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station (“Dortmund Universität”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station (“Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop “Dortmund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dortmund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dortmund Universität S”.
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dortmund Universität S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.