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Flexible childcare

The following types of flexible childcare have been designed with the aim of meeting individual needs even more effectively:

For information about financial support options click on the link “financial support” in the info box on the right-hand side.

Flexible, hourly, at home

unikid & unicare pool
Are you looking for babysitting? - We register experienced and reliable carers for flexible childcare at home in our unikid & unicare pool. Please send your request via email.

Anyone wishing to be a carer can apply to registration. For an interview please contact us via email. The dates for the next interviews can be found here.

Care options for ill children
Sometimes there are appointments that cannot be postponed and your child is ill or not yet well enough to go to their childminder, nursery, kindergarten or school - nobody in your private network has time to help and your babysitter is not available. If you are in this situation a "Notfallmama" (emergency mum) can provide you with flexible, professional childcare.

Honorary grandmas and grandpas
The katholische Familienverband Steiermark (catholic family association in Styria) operates a placement service for honorary grandmas and grandpas: the organisation finds competent and certified honorary grandmas and grandpas who want to support families and who, over time, become an important parental figure in your child’s life.

Flexible childcare institutions

Verein M.A.M.A.
Are you looking for flexible, hourly childcare in an institution? If you only need childcare occasionally or to bridge a gap, before regular childcare starts or in summer, register for childcare by 11am the day before at the latest.
Subventions for students and emloyees of the University of Graz, employees of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz as well as emloyees of Joanneum Research
You can receive information on reductions and requested documents for the purchase of subsidised 10-hour-blocks at unikid & unicare. We kindly ask you to make an appointment beforehand.

unikid childcare
unikid & unicare organises childcare during the school Holidays, Easter and Whit Tuesday as well as during summer holidays. In addition to that, we organise special child care provisions such as the “Christmas workshop”.The programmes and dates will be published in our newsletter in plenty of time.

Childcare at academic events

If you are organising a conference, it is important to bear in mind how many people in your audience may need to care for children. By offering childcare for the period of time during which the event takes place, you may be able to attract many more participants.
You can download our guideline here - and if you have any further questions, you are more than welcome to contact us directly.




Mag. Julia Spiegl, Head of department
Harrachgasse 32, 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 2168

Please make an appointment


Information on financial support
unikid - living with children
unicare - caring for adults/elderly

application forms day care leave, birth, Papamonat, parental leave, care leave, end-of-life care leave, ...

Guideline on sabbaticals and leaves (German only)

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