Offers for Child Care in Karlsruhe and Pforzheim

Where can I leave my child when I have to go to lectures or study for an exam?

From the Studentenwerk
Day care facilities offered by the Studentenwerk can be found here: Studieren mit Kind
At the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
At the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg
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At the Hochschule Karlsruhe für Technik und Wirtschaft
The close collaboration of the Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe and the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft allows students to bring their children to the „Krabbelstube“ of the PH. Take a closer look at „At the Pädagogische Hochschule“ for more information.
At the Hochschule Pforzheim
Recent information can be found on the university’s website:
Child Care.
At the Pädagogischen Hochschule
The Pädagogische Hochschule offers an all-day care facility for students with children during most days that the university is in session. During semester breaks there part-time care is available. Information on the „Krabbelstube“ and about applying can be found here: Krabbelstube.
Day Care Centres
The city of Karlruhe keeps a list (as well as a brochure) of all the day cares in town. The day cares are organized by district, which makes it easy to find the right ones. The internet brochure is updated on a regular basis and gives information on how to appliy, what kinds of offers there are, as well as how to pay for the day care services. The website also offers information on supporting children of preschool age with disabilities.

Day cares being offered in the Landkreis Karlsruhe are listed on the following website: With a map and a form you can easily wade through the local offers.

The town of Pforzheim also offers an overview of its local services here: Kindertageseinrichtungen as well as information on application, available forms for care and financing, and a list of institutions.

Daycare (in-home daycare providers)
How do I find an in-home daycare provider?
The Stadt Karlsruhe offers information on their Website about in home day care. The Pflegekinderdienst is responsible for in-home daycare providers and can also give personalized advice.

Offers in the Landkreis Karlsruhe can be found at the Tageselternverein that overtook the task from the child protective services. Responsible for the northern Landkreis is theTageselternverein Bruchsal, and for the southern Landkreis is the Tageselternverein Ettlingen. The websites can give you information about offers for parents who are living in the Landkreis Kalrsuhe and who are looking for an in-home day care provider close to their home.

Responsible for the Stadt Pforzheim is the Tagespflegebüro of the Deutschen Kinderschutzbundes Pforzheim Enzkreis e.V.. For more information concerning contact, counselling, or placement, please visit the website of the Stadt Pforzheim.

Care for Schoolchildren
For schoolchildren there are different offers in Karlsruhe. With the Mit der verlässlichen Grundschule ('reliable' primary school), Ganztagsschulen (all-day schools) or Schülerhorten (after school care centres) parents can be sure that their children are cared for the whole day. You can find an overview of the schools here: Schulwegweiser.

The city of Pforzheim also offers information here:

Holiday Care for Schoolchildren in General
There are more holiday activities offered by parishes, sport, or youth clubs.

Project team
"Ratgeber Studieren mit Kind"
International Student Center
Phone: 0721 6909-204