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PINGUINE daycare centre run by Giessen Student Services / Studentenwerk Gießen A.d.ö.R.

The PINGUINE daycare has opened its doors at Moltkestr. 3 on 1 November 2016. This supplementary childcare service will be offered to the children of Justus-Liebig-Universität (JLU) and Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM) students and staff living in the city. Two places will be earmarked for children from the surrounding districts.

The centre caters for 15 children aged between ten months and three years whose parents are studying at THM or JLU and for 5 children of THM staff. They looked after by six educational experts and one social work volunteer.

Both children and their parents feel at home in the centre's bright, modern and friendly rooms on the THM campus. A large outdoor area offers children plenty of space to play and enjoy exercise in the fresh air. The centre provides all-day care:

Opening hours:
Mon - Thu 07.30 - 18.15 (Aug/Sept 07.30 - 17.00)
Fri 07.30 - 14.30

We also offer:

  • a settling-in concept that takes account of bonding principles
  • cooperation with parents
  • reliable and well-integrated caregivers
  • an atmosphere that makes the children feel safe and secure
  • rest and quiet areas
  • emphasis on games and physical exercise
  • an environment that encourages children to explore and try out new things
  • practising rituals
  • support for language development
  • encouraging the child.s awareness of his/her own body
  • establishing social contacts
  • free lunch for students. children

Admission requirements

  • Children of THM students and staff and of JLU students living in Giessen or surrounding districts are eligible.
  • Children must be between 10 months and 3 years (intake age no older than 24 months).
  • Places are allocated places by the order in which applications are received. Priority is given to single parents.
  • The care regulations of the city of Giessen are applicable.

You can apply for a place for your child via the parents' portal www.little-bird.de/Giessen.

Information about the daycare centres KITA KIWIS and KITA PINGUINE
Application for the daycare centres
Jahresplan der KiTas KIWIS und PINGUINE

Studentenwerk Gießen

Kindertagesstätte PINGUINE
Moltkestraße 3
D-35390 Gießen
Phone 0641 98399995

The daycare centre can be visited by appointment. To set a time and date, please phone or send an email.

Opening hours:
Mon - Thu 07.30 - 18.15 (Aug/Sept 07.30 - 17.00)
Fri 07.30 - 14.30


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