University childcare centres
WIKI-Uni-Childcare Centres are part of the tariff system organised by the City of Graz. You need to have your main residence in Graz in order to meet the requirements of the funding guidelines. A non-binding reservation can be made in the first week of March. Parental contributions are staggered according to income. Priority is given to children of employees and students of the University of Graz and employees of University of Music and Performing Arts (KUG).
Please note, that a relation (employment or study) to the University of Graz or KUG does not guarantee admission to the University’s childcare facilities. The allocation of free places is done in accordance to the number of available places.
The WIKI-Uni-Kinderkrippe nursery at Heinrichstraße 11 was opened in 2002 and is divided across two storeys, where the children are divided into four groups. There are 10 to 14 children between 0 and 3 years of age in each group. WIKI-Uni-Kinderkrippe is right next to the University of Graz. What makes this nursery special is its wonderfully cosy and toddler-friendly design. The garden in the inner courtyard is specially designed to meet the needs of the children and is a real city oasis.
The other childcare centres, which were opened in 1974 (university) and 1979 (ÖH Uni Graz), were relocated as WIKI-Uni-Childcare Centre to Rosenberggürtel 12 in 2015 which is at the foot of Rosenhain and is surrounded by a further green oasis. They provide two additional nursery groups (one for university staff, one for students) with 10-14 places for children between 1.5 and 3 years of age as well as 4 kindergarten groups (three for university staff, one for students) with 25 places for children between 3 and 6 years of age.
In October 2012, Gaudeamus Kindergarten became one of six kindergartens to receive financial support for the encouragement of early foreign language learning through play in the framework of the “English native speaker in steirischen Kindergärten” programme (English native speakers in Styrian kindergartens). The video presentation of the Austrian Economic Chambers was filmed in our kindergarten!
As part of the 2013/2014 “Talente regional” sponsorship programme, Gaudemus university kindergarten is involved in the project “Technikkompetenzaufbau unter Berücksichtigung der Genderperspektive für Pädagoginnen und Pädagogen in Kindergärten und Schulen” (developing technical competence under consideration of gender perspectives for teachers in kindergartens and schools).
Since 2016 staff members of our childcare facilities regularly realise small FFG, Talente Regional projects under scientific supervision with several groups of our kindergarten.
THE RECTORATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ PROMOTES A LONG-TERM WORK-FAMILY BALANCE
Since 2006 the rectorate has financed a flagship project at Gaudeamus Kindergarten called BRAINTRAIN - unikids fit for life, which provides support for pre-schoolers and helps them to adapt to school as well as possible, something which in turn helps parents to combine work and family life in the long-term.