... damit studieren gelingt!
Rundum-Service für Studierende der Aachener Hochschulen
Studying and raising a child at the same time can be a logistical challenge. Students with children are supported by Studierendenwerk. We will help you balance your studies and family responsibilities.
We provide 154 childcare places for children of students: 142 places in the child care centers Pusteblume, Sonnenstrahl, Königshügel and Piccolino for students in Aachen and 12 places in the childcare center Wolkennest for students in Jülich.
The facilities provide high quality childcare in a loving and pedagogically sound learning environment. Our professional staff make it possible for the children to develop individually and according to their age. The teachers’ work is based on a pedagogical concept that applies in all our childcare facilities.
The pedagogical concept describes the daily work and daily life in our childcare centers and outlines today’s living conditions and lifestyles of families.
Everything that is accomplished in our childcare centers is based on the legal claim:
„Jedes Kind hat einen Anspruch auf Bildung und Förderung“ (§ 2 KiBiz)
„Every child has a right to education and support”
With this in mind, we consider our childcare facilities a space where children can live and experience. We attach great value to creating an open, accepting and friendly atmosphere.
Knowing that children principally are curious and enjoy exploring the world, we promote their development in a child-oriented environment full of ideas and creativity.
In doing so, we do not narrow down to one specific pedagogical approach. We take the life situations of the children and their parents into consideration and thus act according to individual situations and take professional pedagogical knowledge as a basis.
On the whole, the main task is to accompany the children in their daily play: While playing, they are active with all their skills. They are focused, they act and observe, discover connections between things and explore physical characteristics of objects. They experience interactions with others which stimulates them emotionally and socially. While playing, children reinvent the world and make discoveries that will eventually be valuable for them.
The basics of our pedagogical work are:
Only by keeping in close touch with the parents, the children’s development can be promoted. For us, sharing the education means to exchange views about educational aims and methods, to give each other advice and cooperate.
The first important step we take together is settling the child into the daily routine in the childcare center. The parents and the teachers make sure that the child feels secure despite the new surroundings and gradually gets interested in new things. At first, the parents stay in the group and do not leave before the child has built up a trusting relationship with at least one staff member. The periods in which the children stay in the childcare center without the parents are gradually extended.
Children need children. Children also need grown-ups, who devote time to them and offer space to experience.
The nursery teachers accompany a significant part of the children’s lives. In order to accomplish this, every single staff member is important with his or her personal qualities.
We place value on hiring highly trained teachers who can reflect and extend pedagogical action concepts and undertake further training.
Our large spacious facilities also represent the high quality of our childcare centers. All facilities are renovated regularly, have new furniture and are equipped with modern toys and learning material. The big outside area is equipped accordingly. It is our aim to offer the parents favourable basic conditions that make successful studies without worries possible and guarantee a balance between work, family and academics.