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Caregiver register – internal university support for finding child caregivers

Our Offer

Uni KLEX 3 addresses early career researchers in the qualification phase (doctoral students, postdocs and junior professors) at the University of Bremen with children aged 0 to 12. Parents who are new to the university and not yet have their own network in Bremen are to be supported in particular.

In addition, organizers of scientific conferences, workshops, etc. can use the caregiver register in order to offer childcare during their events.
 

What does KLEX offer?

  • Help finding caregivers for childcare outside of business hours for professional occasions (e.g. conferences, workshops).
  • Help finding caregivers for childcare during scientific events of the University of Bremen.
  • The caregiver register contains students of the University of Bremen who have experience in caring for small children and have completed a first aid course.
  • Parents can receive a subsidy of up to 200 € per family per year through Uni KLEX 1 and KLEX 4.

Procedure

  1. The parents or organisers fill in the online form for an enquiry to the caregiver register.
  2. The Equal Opportunities Office forwards the enquiry to students and suggests caregivers.
  3. The parents or organisers will contact the students and make all other arrangements.

Please note: The Equal Opportunities Office cannot guarantee a caregiver service, as this depends on the availability of the students. It is important that you contact the caregiver register well in advance and that the caregivers will be paid for at least two hours (three hours for events).
 

Conditions

Parents should register the caregiver as a “domestic help” in their household with the Minijobzentrale (minijob centre) this includes an accident insurance. Further information can be found at: http://www.minijob-zentrale.de.

We suggest to arrange a get-together with caregiver, parents and child(ren) prior to the event.

The programme addresses early career researchers in the qualification phase (doctoral students, postdocs and junior professors) as well as new professors at the University of Bremen with children aged 0 to 12. In addition, organisers of scientific conferences, workshops, etc. can use the caregiver register in order to offer childcare during their events.

Uni KLEX offers help finding caregivers via the caregiver register, which contains students of the University of Bremen who have experience in caring for small children and have completed a first aid course. Your enquiry will be forwarded to the students and you will receive profiles of available caregivers, whom you can contact yourself.

The Equal Opportunities Office cannot guarantee a caregiver service, as this depends on the availability of the students. It is important that you contact the caregiver register well in advance and that the caregivers will be paid for at least two hours (three hours for events).

We recommend to take childcare into account already in the planning stage of an event. You should make your request as early as possible (no later than three weeks in advance) in order tofindavailable caregivers.

In case you are looking for a persona caring for your children in your home, please make your request at least two weeks in advance.

Within the framework of Uni KLEX, parents can receive a subsidy of up to 200 € per family per year for childcare outside of business hours and in exceptional situations, provided there is a professional occasion.

For childcare during scientific events in Bremen, the organising institution usually bears the costs for childcare.

Early career researchers in the qualification phase (doctoral students, postdocs and junior professors) at the University of Bremen with children aged 0 to 12 can apply for the coverage of costs for childcare outside of business hours (KLEX 1).

For childcare during scientific events in Bremen, the organising institution usually bears the costs for childcare.

For coverage of childcare cost outside of business hours see KLEX 1.

For support during business trips see KLEX 4.

For childcare during scientific events in Bremen, the organising institution usually bears the costs for childcare (KLEX 2).

Priority will be given to enquiries from official occasions and new scientists in Bremen. However, you can also access the caregiver register for private support. Of course, you must bear the costs of childcare for private events yourself.