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The following overview provides information on offer from university services and from external support possibilities. Enjoy browsing.

  • Gymnastics for children
  • Child-friendly cafeteria
  • Mobile toy boxes
  • Arranging child care for conferences and seminars
  • breastfeeding and quiet rooms on campus
  • preselection right at university sports

Gymnastics for children

Every semester, the university sports department offers gymnastics sessions free of charge for children of university members

Age groups: 1 – 3 and 3 – 6 years
Location: Sports hall, Campus
Register at:

Child-friendly cafeteria

There is a play corner for children in the cafeteria as well as a children's meal (Piepmapf-Teller).

With the "Piepmampf-Pass", children up to 10 years old can eat in the cafeteria für only 1 Euro, if
- the parents are university students or staff,
- the children are accompanied by Mom or Dad,
- one parent is also purchasing food and
- they have their "Piepmampf-Pass" with them.

Advice and further Information can be found  here

Mobile toy boxes

Toy boxes can be borrowed from Family Services if a problem arises that forces you to bring your child to work for one day. They serve to occupy the children so that their parents can concentrate on learning or office work.

There are three toy boxes, each for the age groups 1-3 years, 3-6 years and 6-10 years.

The toy boxes are available from Family Services. If necessary, the toy boxes can also be brought to the workplace.

breastfeeding and quiet rooms on campus

There are various breastfeeding and quiet rooms on campus as well as retreats for students with children

  •      Breastfeeding and quiet room in the library foyer (key available at the service desk).
  •     Parent-child workroom in Building 14 with outdoor learning space (key available at the library information desk or Family Service (C7.303)
  •      Nursing and rest room in the central building (40.203)
  •     Parent-child workroom in the Red Field (Room 107) (keys issued on site at the Profession School)

Furthermore, there are baby changing facilities

  •     in the cafeteria
  •     in building 10, room 009
  •     in building 11, room 023
  •     in the central building, first floor (All-Gender-WC, near Klippo)

Arranging child care for conferences and seminars

Staff and students can turn to Family Services if they would like to make child care available for participants of their conference or seminar. We can organise child care when needen, allowing participants the chance to bring their children and still be free to concentrate on the event.

Register , Fon: 04131.677-1832,-1818

preselection right at university sports

The University Sports Center offers students and staff with children (max. 12 years old), relatives who need care or with a handicap the possibility to book their desired offer in advance. As a rule, the desired offer can be booked by mail one week before the regular registration period. More information about the sports offer, the registration and the registration date can be found at the University sports.

  • The Family Office for the Lüneburg Region
  • "Bündnis für Familie" - Alliance for Families
  • parental leave
  • Parental allowance and parental allowance plus
  • Support for single parents

The Family Office for the Lüneburg Region

Information on childcare in Lüneburg and support in finding the competent contact point in all family matters is available at the

Familienbüro Region Lüneburg
Waagestraße 3
21335 Lüneburg
Telefon: 04131 – 309 3190 Frau Holste

"Bündnis für Familie" - Alliance for Families

The Leuphana University of Lüneburg is a member of the local Alliance for Families, in German "Bündnis für Familien Lüneburg". It aims at the practical improvement of child care to support mothers and fathers returning to work. The special challenge lies in balancing work and family in a rural region.

Ms Annette Mücke
Koordinierungsstelle Frau & Wirtschaft Lüneburg/Uelzen
Ilmenaustr. 12
21335 Lüneburg
Tel.: 04131/303968

parental leave

Mothers and fathers who are employed are entitled to parental leave - the entitlement lasts until the child reaches the age of three. Parental leave can be taken independently of the receipt of parental allowance. There is a legal entitlement to part-time work. In principle, fixed-term employment contracts are not extended by parental leave. Exceptions exist in the case of fixed-term employment contracts for scientific personnel in accordance with the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG).

Parental allowance and parental allowance plus

The parental allowance is calculated according to the lost average net salary of the last 12 months and amounts to 67% of it. A minimum of 300€ is paid and a maximum of 1800€. Parental allowance can be claimed in the first 14 months of the child's life. Parents can choose between Elterngeld and Elterngeld Plus.
With Elterngeld Plus, mothers and fathers can receive parental allowance for longer if they work part-time after the birth of their child.
Further information from the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth is available here.

Contact the Family Services

Hannah Brandenburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1832

Universitätsallee 1, C7.303

office hours

Mon. - Fri.: 9-12 a.m.

Wed.: 14-16 p.m. (by phone or mail)

and by appointment