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In the foreground a travel cot for children, next to it a gymnastics mat, behind it the green KidsBox open © Polzer Innenausbau GmbH & Co. KG

The KidsBox is a cabinet on wheels that can be transformed into a nursery in one easy step. When folded out, it offers a protected area for breastfeeding and changing.

The KidsBox contains a travel cot (also suitable as a playpen), a folding mattress and a camping mat for crawling and playing on the floor as well as a clip-on seat for docking onto your own desk. The KidsBox also contains a stool and a table for slightly older children, various toys and painting materials, a changing mat, a disinfection and first aid kit, toiletries, books and much more that is useful and practical for younger and older children.

Two girls playing with toys on a gym mat. A boy on the KidsBox desk © Polzer Innenausbau GmbH & Co. KG

In the event that you need to take your child to work with you, the KidsBox gives you a kind of children's room in your office.

The KidsBox can also be used to make events in your area (e.g. conferences) more child-friendly.

Faculty of Human Sciences and Theology

The Faculty of Humanities and The ology purchased a KidsBox in mid-2022, which is available to all employees in the faculty. The KidsBox is located in room 2.304, EF 50 . If you are interested, please contact Katharina Grannemann (extension 2844)

Faculty of Physics

The Collaborative Research Center TRR 160 of the Faculty of Physics has purchased a KidsBox, which can be borrowed within the building after consultation. The contact person here is Katharina Goldack (extension 2041).

Central Administration

All administrative staff can borrow the KidsBox free of charge. The KidsBox is currently located in Department 3.2 (Human Resources), Wilhelm-Dilthey-Straße 1, South Campus.

The lending service can be used free of charge by all members of the TU administration after prior reservation. Please send an e-mail as early as possible (two weeks in advance) and let us know when, where and for how long you need the KidsBox. This long lead time is necessary because the transport of the KidsBox has to be organized.

Important: for organizational reasons, delivery and collection cannot take place on a Wednesday.

The location of the KidsBox must be barrier-free, as the KidsBox is very heavy and can only be transported on wheels. The KidsBox can only be brought into buildings in which TU employees work.

The transport of the KidsBox to the agreed location and back is organized by the Equal Opportunities, Family and Diversity Office together with Department 6.1 of TU Dortmund University.

Before the KidsBox is taken away again, it should be clean, assembled and closed. Please check the contents for completeness(list is in the KidsBox). If anything is missing, please let us know by e-mail.

Please note our terms of use. By using the KidsBox, you accept the terms of use.

By using the KidsBox, you automatically accept the terms of use.

What do I have to consider?

Use of the KidsBox is at your own risk. Unsupervised use of the KidsBox is not permitted.

Users are responsible for treating the KidsBox and its contents with care.

For reasons of hygiene, pillows, blankets or fitted sheets (for the mattress and travel cot) as well as diapers, wet baby wipes, etc. are not included. Used consumables (diapers etc.) must be disposed of independently.

The play materials in the drawers of the KidsBox are an activity offer. The use of the KidsBox does not mean that the room in question is child-friendly or child-safe or that the toys in the KidsBox are actually suitable for the child in question. Please therefore check in particular whether the toys are suitable for your child, taking into account their stage of development, and pay attention to possible sources of danger in your office (cables, drawers, sockets, etc.).

Note: for organizational reasons, the delivery and removal cannot take place on a Wednesday .

When may the KidsBox not be used?

The KidsBox may not be used if the child to be cared for is suffering from an infectious disease (chickenpox, measles, scarlet fever, rubella, gastrointestinal illness or similar) or is suspected of having one of these diseases.

Use is also excluded in the case of severe febrile illnesses or infestation with transmissible parasites (head lice, fleas, etc.).