Emergency Programme „Pinguin“
The aim behind the Pinguin project is to provide rapid and flexible assistance if parents have to attend university events scheduled in the evening or outside the regular opening hours of their nursery, kindergarten or after-school club.
Meetings or conferences are sometimes arranged at short notice, meaning that childcare cannot be planned in advance. It can also be difficult to arrange childcare in the late afternoon or evening when attending a conference. Our Pinguin project is intended to provide rapid and straightforward assistance in cases such as these, making it easier for you to balance research, work and family commitments.
Childcare is provided by a team of trained and experienced care workers from DHB Netzwerk Haushalt, Ortsverein Erlangen e.V. The carers come into your home, play with the children, help with homework and, if required, prepare meals.
Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm and upon request
(not available on Saturday or Sunday or over night)
Service hotline: +49 160 90 23 04 85
Monday to Friday 7am to 9am
Monday to Thursday 6pm to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 6pm to 7pm
The subsidized contribution towards expenses is €6,50 per hour for University and UKER staff, €10 for associate professors and €12 for full professors. Travel expenses are included in the Erlangen/Forchheim region. In the Nuremberg/Fürth region, an additional €10 is charged to cover travel expenses, and the Pinguin carers receive one extra paid hour of work to cover their travel time.