Family at ASH Berlin

ASH Berlin helps all its members to balance work with other areas of their life. We provide the necessary support so you can take full social responsibility for your family. 

Campus with child(ren)

Sometimes it's just not possible to organise childcare or maybe you just need a quick visit to the library. At ASH Berlin, you'll find various family support structures are available whenever you need them.

All members of ASH Berlin are welcome to use the childcare rooms even without being registered for childcare. The keys can be collected from the reception office.    

A nursing room is located on the third floor (R323). The room is equipped with a comfortable nursing chair, a changing table and a bottle warmer. Expressed milk, bottles and jars can be stored in a refrigerator. A microwave for heating baby food is provided in the kitchen next door in room 319.

In addition to the changing table in the nursing room (room 323), changing tables are provided in all women's, men's and all-gender welcome toilets (exception: women's toilet, first floor, left side wing).

Children of ASH Berlin library users are welcome guests. A play blanket, toys and children's books are available on request. Infants can be placed in high chairs while their parents are carrying out research. The sockets on the ground floor are equipped with child safety devices. Please note that parents are responsible for their children and should ensure that other users are not unduly disturbed.

There are two children's chairs available for use in the cafeteria. There is also a children's play area with children's tables and toys.

Children of ASH Berlin students can receive a free lunch in the canteen. A complete meal for children up to 6 years of age can be selected on presentation of a canteen card and student ID card. A canteen card can be purchased for 1.55 euros directly at the cash desk in the canteen.

On the website of Studierendenwerk Berlin you can find information about the canteen card and the free children’s meal.


Is your child under the age of one and you have not yet found a place at a daycare centre? Do you have a Kita place but perhaps only half a year later than planned? Don't have day care facilities for your child on certain days? ASH Berlin offers childcare facilities for just such cases.

Link to childcare service

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Study organisation for parents

It’s not always easy to be student and parent in the same time. ASH Berlin supports you with this challenge.   

Support for studying parents

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Student finances for parents

Financing your studies while raising a family is not always easy. Here you find a list of potential sources of income during your studies.

Student finances for parents

For students: Maternity protection and parental leave

The regulations on statutory maternity leave also apply to students, with some exceptions. ASH Berlin also offers students who become parents the opportunity to take parental leave.    

Maternity protection and parental leave

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Information and networking for students with children

You are studying and you are a parent? You would like more information on available support and maybe get to know other parents at the ASH?

Information and networking fpr student with children

For employees: Maternity protection and parental leave

ASH Berlin supports all employees – administrative employees, student employees and teachers – in combining work and family life. Here you will find an overview of the statutory and internal university regulations on part-time work, maternity leave and parental leave.    

 Maternity protection and parental leave for employees of ASH Berlin

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For employees: School holiday child care and virtual programmes in cooperation with voiio

Starting from 1st September 2020 employees at ASH Berlin can use the range of programmes on offer at our cooperation partner voiio. They offer virtual workshops and eventsvirtual child care and broker school holiday child care (day workshops or week-long holiday camps) for their children or grandchildren aged 4 to 13 years.

You are interested in finding out more or trying out this offer? 

More information and login details to the catalogue of our partner voiio are available upon request at familienbuero@

Caring for relatives

The need to care for a family member often occurs without any prior warning and can very challenging for students and employees. To help you to with organising studies and work with caring for a relative, initial guidance and information is available here.    

Caring for relatives

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Advice and support

Advice concerning family policy (e.g. parental leave and care services) 

Cindy Lautenbach

Familienbüro, Beauftragte für Belange von Studierenden mit Behinderungen, chron. Krankheiten und psych. Beeinträchtigungen, Erstberaterin bei Diskriminierung

Room No. 312

Sprechzeiten und Beratung nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail

Cindy Lautenbach

Advice on organizing your studies

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