Flexible - demand-oriented - by the hour

Flexible Childcare (Flexi) is a joint project of the University and the Studierendenwerk. The childcare offer is intended for those who would like to have their child cared for by pedagogical specialists on a need-based and hourly basis. A total of twelve places are available. Of these, nine places can be booked online, three emergency places can only be booked by telephone.

The Flexi building is located in a 30 km/h speed zone in the immediate vicinity of the university on the "Adolf-Reichwein" campus and is connected to the Kita building. The large outdoor area of the day care centre with its own natural forest plot is also used by the Flexi children.

The children are looked after by educational specialists and are aged between 6 months and 10 years.

The team consists of

- the Flexi management,
- nursery school teachers,
- qualified child day care workers.

The admission criteria:

Children are admitted according to the following priority list:

1. children of student mothers and fathers
2. children of employees of the University of Siegen
3. children of employees of the Studierendenwerk Siegen (Student Union Siegen)
4. children of professors
5. children of third parties who do not belong to the above-mentioned group of persons.

The pedagogical goals include support for

- the child's development (independence and personality),
- the promotion of social behaviour in a group
- mutual respect, openness towards other cultures and religions.

In Flexi, the children are given the right balance between guided and free play.

In practice, this means

- carrying out project work,
- forest days, celebrating festivals.

All activities are tailored to the different age structures of the individual children and can be changed or extended depending on the situation.


Familiarisation / cooperation with parents

Flexi works with parents in an open and trusting manner. This is achieved through

- an individually designed settling-in phase with the involvement of the parents,
- regular letters to parents and questionnaires to analyse their needs,
- celebrations with children and parents,
- a parents' corner with information material.

The costs of the Flexi booking, which refer to one block/double hour (= 120 minutes) and per child, are as follows:

- for student mothers and fathers: € 3.00,
- for employees of the University of Siegen: 7,00 €,
- for employees of the Studierendenwerk Siegen: € 7.00,
- for professors: 10,00 €,
- for third parties (who do not belong to the above-mentioned group of persons): 10,00 €.

Please note: Your online booking must be made at least 24 hours before the desired childcare time.


The food is healthy and balanced and includes (when booked), among other things, a child-friendly lunch prepared daily in the refectory. This means

- a varied, diverse range of meals,
- a daily change of salad or vegetable side dish,
- side dishes in organic quality if possible,
- fish once a week, preferably from sustainable sources,
- a choice of vegetarian dishes every day,
- as far as possible, no (declarable) additives,
- restrained use of sugar and salt.

Food for a snack (e.g. sandwiches, rusks, fruit) can be brought along, but sweets should be avoided.


The costs for a booked lunch

- 1,60 € for children up to the age of 2
- 3,20 € for children from 2 to 10 years



Katharina Lebe
Flexi management
Adolf-Reichwein-Strasse 25
57076 Siegen

Tel.: 0271 740-4079
Fax: 0271 740-2779


We look forward to welcoming your child!

Please make an appointment for a first meeting personally.

Before the your child can be submitted into our care you have to complete and sign a care contract. With this you also agree to ourterms of service which need to be signed as well. Please hand in the care contract and the terms of service personally at the Flexi.

Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any remaining questions. Mrs Lebe (Phone: 0271 740-4079) will gladly inform you concerning all details about Flexi.

You can use our online booking service if your child has been cared for in our Flexi before.

Please enter all necessary information after choosing the intended times.

You will receive a confirmation email after all details have been checked to the entered email address.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 08:00h to 18:00h

Please note our closing times.               

Flexi management

Katharina Lebe

0271 740-4079