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 (in a few cases earlier) 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.
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.
Parent-Child Offices at the Institute
In order to promote better compatibility of work and family life, the the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry has established two parent-child offices with bathroom, kitchen and outdoor area which can be used by all its employees with kids.