Childcare at EMBL Conferences

EMBL is happy to offer onsite childcare for many of the conferences and symposia run at EMBL Heidelberg.

The EMBL Kinderhaus has a dedicated room for the children on campus, where they will be taken care of by highly professional Kindergarten teachers. The two main languages of the carers are German and English.

Childcare will be provided from 8.30 - 18.00 for the duration conference. The cost per child, per conference (regardless of the number of days) will be a total of 100 Euro.

All necessary equipment, such as meals, beds, toys and nappy changing facilities will be provided. Car seats for babies and small children will not be available in the conference shuttle busses as they are not reqired on public busses according to German law.

If your child has special dietary needs, requires medicine or special nappies, please provide this for the entire conference.

The following criteria must be met to be eligible for EMBL childcare:

  • The child must be between 3 months and 3 years
  • One or both parents must be registered participants to the corresponding conference
  • The child is covered by the EMBL visitors insurance but an additional valid travel insurance is required
  • Registration for childcare must be made online 6 weeks before the start of the event

Childcare can only be provided for a limited number of children per conference. Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. Your place can only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee.

We accept international bank transfers up to 8 weeks before the conference starts, after which we will only accept credit card payments made via our online payment system.

NO visa support letters will be issued for the child until payment of the registration fee is confirmed.

Further details

For further information about registration please refer to the FAQ page.

If you are interested to use our childcare facilities, please find more information about the registration process here.