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Family Care Office

All Families Welcome!

  • Vogelperspektive des FSB

    All Families Welcome!

    Do you have family responsibilities and questions about this topic? Then the Family Care Office is the right place for you!

  • Spielobjekte für Kinder

    We are family-friendly!

    Family-friendly university

  • Counseling

    We will be happy to advise you on all topics related to family matters.

  • For students and employees

    Whether it's pregnancy, childcare or caring for relatives: we'll be happy to advise you!

For students and employees of the university

At the Family Care Office (FSB), as the central first point of contact for students and employees, you will receive information and advice on almost all matters related to family. In addition, the Family Care Office provides a place for exchange and networking. During the semester, for example, there are parent cafés, meetings for pregnant women, workshops and much more.

Our services

  • Initial advice and referrals
  • Caregiving for relatives 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Pregnancy Meet Up
  • Family 
  • Kids' camps
  • Childcare guide
  • Meeting point and workshops 
  • Borrowing game boxes


Ines Gürlevik

head of the Family Care Office

☏ 0421218-60850

Marisol Ruiz-Fehrler

Staff member

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☏ 0421 218-60860

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Visitors address

University of Bremen

University boulevard

(to the left of the glass hall)

28359 Bremen 

Postal address:

University of Bremen - Referat 08

Bibliothekstraße 1 / Family Care Office

28359 Bremen

Additional times are possible if you make an appointment.

Our services in detail


You can find all the information you need about caring for relatives here:

Schwangere Frau

Female students are particularly protected during pregnancy, the postpartum period and while breastfeeding. This is because the Maternity Protection Act also applies to women who are expecting a child or have given birth during their studies. This is to ensure that expectant mothers and their children can study without endangering their health.
Female students can only take advantage of the legal protections if they have informed the university that they are pregnant or breastfeeding. Therefore, it is in their best interest to notify the university as early as possible.

More info here:


Meeting place (currently online only) for young parents. Here moms and dads can get to know each other and talk about everyday life.
Weekly on Tuesdays from 14-15 hrs.
Zoom Link:

Enclosed you can download a Zoom guide

+++ No parent café during the semester break! +++

The Family Care Office hosts a meet up for pregnant people! We will meet once a week.

Aim: Get together, exchange experiences, make new friends and be part of a community.

What we offer: A safe and open space (currently online) in which we communicate in a friendly and inclusive way. We’ll talk, get to know and support each other and exchange experiences.

Organized by Marisol Ruiz-Fehrler, member of staff at the Family Care Office.

Date: Every Thursday, 9 to 10 am. At the moment the meetings are held only online as Zoom meeting

For our Online-Meting: Zoom Link:

+++No pregnancy meeting during the lecture-free period!+++

I look forward to meeting you!

Students struggling to get their children into daycare can receive a letter of support for the Family Care Office. Please contact us via




You want to register your child in the day nursery / kindergarten or with a day care center (childminder / day care provider)? For this you need a Kita-Pass of your child.

At the beginning of January, children in Bremen who will be one year old by July 31 at the latest and who have not yet received a Kita-Pass are always sent a Kita-Pass.

The Kita-Pass is needed to register a child for daycare or in a daycare facility.
But of course, parents who cannot have a Kita-Pass for understandable reasons - because they have recently moved to Bremen, for example - can still register their child for daycare. These parents do not have to do anything special to get a Kita-Pass.
PIB-Pflegekinder in Bremen GmbH or the daycare facilities - depending on where the child is registered - will ensure that a Kita-Pass is issued and sent to the parents. Parents only need to bring an official document to the registration that includes the child's surname, first name, date of birth and address, for example the registration confirmation from the residents' registration office.

In order to receive a Kita-Pass, the child must have its first residence in Bremen and must not be older than 1 year and 11 months at the start of the kindergarten year (on August 01 each year).

Further information at:

You will find numerous childcare facilities on the campus of the University of Bremen. These offer a wide range of services tailored to the different needs of employees and students.

You can find our facilities here:

Overview of all daycare facilities in the city of Bremen





Especially during the vacations, it is not always easy for parents to ensure childcare for the entire vacation period. For this reason, the University, in cooperation with the University Sports Association, offers children's holiday camps for children aged 6 to 12 on campus for one week in each of the Easter and fall holidays and two weeks in the summer vacations.

Current offerings at:


The Welcome Center of the U Bremen Research Alliance supports international researchers and their families before and during their stay in Bremen regardless of the length of their stay or how the stay is financed. As a central service point, it assists all newcoming researchers in non-academic matters to help organize their life in Bremen and make it as enjoyable and uncomplicated as possible. Whether you are here for a month or have been appointed to a permanent post, our services are available to you. Through a broad network of internal and external partners the Welcome Center provides a range of administrative and social services.

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