The compatibility of career and family is a central aspect of the DESY guidelines. It is very important to us to support families in as many areas as possible, so different ways of life can be combined with a sucessfull career and the integration at DESY and in Hamburg proceeds without any problems.

For a better balance between career and family life DESY offers various services.

Please find an overview of the services below:

  • DESY Kindergarten with 50 places for children of DESY members (nursery as of 1 year of age, kindergarten as of 3 years of age)

  • Parent-child office for employees, if you need to work while taking care of your child

  • Support on the following topics:
    • finding a suitable place in a Kindergarten close to your home
    • application for a childcare voucher with the Hamburg authority
    • how to find a day mother through the day care office of Hamburg
    • Application for the childcare benefit/ parental benefit
    • finding a school for your child
    • Search for babysitter or household help
    • Family reunion and family visits from abroad
    • Language courses