Emergency childcare - Notfallmamas

  • Notfallmamas zu Besuch in der Uni

    When there is a need for mom or dad...

    University staff with children face great challenges if a child becomes sick or regular childcare is not available, especially when an important appointment is coming up at work.


    To support our employees in such situations, we have been offering a childcare service through the Notfallmamas (Emergency Mamas) since October 2019.

The Die Notfallmamas GmbH emergency childcare service is aimed at all staff members of the University of Bremen with children between the ages of zero and twelve. 

  • short-term childcare by qualified childcare workers from the Notfallmamas service

  • coverage of the costs of childcare

  • sickness of the child
  • short-term unforeseen lack of regular childcare 
  • unforeseen extra work (covering for colleagues on sick leave or similar) 
  • important work obligation
  • meeting, lecture, research assignment, etc.
  • no possibility of replacement

In most cases, the childcare provided by your employer is not relevant for tax purposes (especially if there is a corporate need).  However, this applies to a maximum of 14 hours per year.

It is also possible that the childcare provided is regarded as capital-forming benefit. You are welcome to make inquires to the responsible contact person beforehand. 

An emergency caregiver is quite uncomplicated to book without advance notice or registration:

  •  You contact the Notfallmamas by phone (040 27865784).  In the most cases the caregiver can be with you within 3 hours to care for your child.
  • The caregivers bring a care contract with them, in which all important things are regulated, such as telephone numbers, pediatrician, insurance, etc.
  • The arrangement of assignments is done by telephone from Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Or by e-mail and SMS also in the evenings and on weekends.
  • An assignment lasts on average from 4 hours to 3 days, but can be longer if needed.
  • The minimum deployment is 4 hours.

Further information is available on the company website: Notfallmamas

Uni employees can use the online offers by entering UniBremenKids. Activities in 60 minute sessions with a maximum of 5 children per session. For children 4 years and older.

All you need is: a tablet/iPad or laptop/PC with camera and microphone, an internet connection and an up-to-date browser.

More information at: https://www.notfallmamas.de/onlinebetreuung.html


Report in the update magazine

The University of Bremen is offering free emergency childcare to its staff


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Tel.: 0421 218 60857

Telephone registration directly at the "Notfallmamas" phone number 040-27865784

  • Geschwister


    "(...) I would certainly be glad if she would come again when needed."

  • Mutter Vater Kind


    Die Notfall-Mama Karin war sehr nett und meine Kinder haben die zwei Tage mit ihr genossen.

    Ich kann die Notfall-Mamas guten Gewissens weiterempfehlen!

  • Kinder


    "Als Ausländerin, Mama, Mitarbeiterin der Universität Bremen, bin ich froh, dass es dieses Angebot gibt. Das hilft mir, meine Arbeit und meine Familie zu kombinieren."