Career and Family

To help scientists combine career and family, NeuroCure participates in or has contributed to selected programs of the Charité and partner institutions:

Emergency Childcare KidsMobil

NeuroCure offers flexible emergency childcare through Charité cooperation partner KidsMobil. This childcare addresses situations not covered by regular childcare, such as:

  • child is ill or recovering from an illness and cannot attend regular childcare
  • parent has unforeseen work duties; short-notice changes in work schedule; overtime beyond regular childcare hours; covering for sick colleagues
  • unexpected, short-term unavailability or cancellation of regular childcare

For more information, contact


Kindergarten at the Charité Campus Mitte

NeuroCure played a key role in initiating the new FRÖBEL Kindergarten at the Charité, which opened in 2017 near the Campus Mitte. The new facility provides daycare for approximately 70 children of employees and students of the Charité as well as families from the local community.

See the Charité Office of Family Affairs for more information on this and other daycare facilities near Charité campuses.

Charité Summer Camp

In its second funding period NeuroCure provided seed funding for a week-long summer camp on Campus Mitte organized by the Charité Office of Family Affairs for children aged 6-12.

Based on the success of the program, the Family Office was able to secure longer-term funding for summer camps on all three Charité campuses. See the Charité Office of Family Affairs for more information about the Charité's holiday childcare programs.

Workshops at the Life Science Learning Lab, Berlin-Buch

The Life Science Learning Lab (Gläsernes Labor) at the biomedical campus Berlin-Buch offers workshops for students aged 6-16 during school holidays. This holiday program is supported by the MDC and FMP.


We also offer new recruits with families additional support in getting settled in Berlin:

> Dual Career
> NeuroCure Welcome Service/Family


The following resources can help scientists plan for parental leave and return to work:

Charité Project CONTINUE (German) - contract extensions for third-party-funded staff following parental leave
Lydia Rabinowitsch Fellowships - for women following a family-related career break
*Guides translated into English in collaboration with NeuroCure.