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In Cottbus you can place your child in the day care center of the Studentenwerk located on campus. The educational work is oriented towards the needs and interests of the children, respects the independent child’s personality and aims at solidarity and social action.


Universitätsstrasse 21
03046 Cottbus

Opening hours:
07:00 am – 05:30 pm


Ms. Veit
phone: 0355 7821-556

office hours:
Tuesday 2 pm – 5 pm

Closing times


December 23rd to 31st


April 1st

May 27th

18.-29. July

November 18

December 24th – January 1st

daycare committee

The daycare committee is made up of representatives appointed by the provider and elected by the employees or parents. It meets regularly to discuss upcoming issues.

FAQ's Daycare center

The application can be made during pregnancy. Please fill in our →application form and send it to us via → e-mail ( or → by post (Studentenwerk Frankfurt (Oder), Universitätsstraße 20, 03046 Cottbus).

Children are admitted from the age of 8 weeks if a corresponding legal notice is available from the Cottbus youth welfare office. Children without legal notice are looked after from the age of 1.

The day care center is not only open to students and employees of the BTU, but to all children who are registered in Cottbus.

The educational work of our day care center is based on the Reggio pedagogy.

Educational concept

Upon request, a settling-in period of up to 10 days can be agreed to carefully and individually accustom the child to daycare in cooperation with the caregiver and the parents.

The day care center is open Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The children must be brought by 09:00 a.m. There is a general legal right to care for up to 6 hours per day. With a legal notice from the youth welfare office, care time of up to 10 hours per day can be agreed.

The day care center is closed for 2 weeks during the summer holidays and between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. In addition, there are 2-3 closing days per year for internal training courses / events. The parents will be informed of the exact dates in good time.

The parental contribution is based on the gross income of the previous calendar year of the parents, the age of the child, the scope of care and the number of children living in the household. The fee is checked annually for the new daycare year.

Fee regulations
Contribution tables

The Sodexo company is a partner of our day care center in terms of food preparation and delivery. The parents conclude a separate contract for their children’s lunch with the provider. Drinks and fruit as well as snacks are included in the parents’ fee.

The place can be canceled with a notice period of 4 weeks to the end of the month. A termination of the contract due to school entry does not require a separate notice.

A special right of termination of 2 weeks applies for the first month of the contract.

If you have any questions about the daycare process, please contact the daycare on 0355 7821-556 or via → e-mail (

If you have any questions about the calculation of fees, registration, applications, the scope of supervision, etc., please contact the Studentenwerk Frankfurt (Oder) as the provider of the day care center at 0335 56509-18 or -39 or via → e-mail (