Detailed information about schools in Göttingen on the website of the city of Göttingen
Parent-child-rooms at the institute as support for families
Parent-Child-Rooms invite for playing, working, and resting
In order to promote better compatibility of work and family life, the the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry has established three parent-child-rooms which can be used by all its employees with kids.
The Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation supports talented young female scientists with children
General Information on Day Care and Schools
Day Care and Schools
If you bring your children with you and they stay here for a longer time, you may have to find a Kindergarten place or an appropriate school near your place of residence at the beginning of your stay. On the following webpages we want to provide an overview of the possibilities in Göttingen regarding day care and schools. Furthermore, to facilitate the compatibility of career and children, all official seminars and lectures at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry start no later than 2 p.m.
Children aged eight months to three years can go to the Krippe while children aged three to six years can attend the Kindergarten. Attendance is voluntary. Here, you can find further information on what to keep in mind and a list of day care facilities close to the institute and on our campus, many of which are bilingual. [more]
In Germany, children aged 6 to 15 years must attend school, homeschooling is not permitted. The German school system can seem confusing at first. Here, you can find comprehensive information and a list of bilingual schools in Göttingen. [more]