Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Family Support Centre

Family Rooms, Changing Facilities, KidsBox and Play Bags

The Humboldt-Universität campus has various parent-child rooms where you can work, study, breastfeed or relax with your children. Please bear in mind that these rooms are for use by parents with children and mothers-to-be only.

The central usage regulations (only in German) apply for all parent-child rooms.

The Family Support Centre would be happy to offer counselling and support in planning and establishing further parent-child rooms - please contact us!

You can also download an overview of the parent-child rooms and play areas (only in german) as a PDF document.

Locations (German only)


Mobile Parent-Child Room (KidsBox)


Different situations, such as the cancellation of regular childcare, may make it necessary to bring children to the university.

As a mobile supplement to the parent-child rooms, a KidsBox Mini is now available to all members of the HU to borrow from the Family Support Centre. It transforms any room into a parent-child room in the blink of an eye and can be used in the lecture hall, at the workplace or even as part of an event - after consultation with the superior or lecturer.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to borrow the KidsBox Mini.




Equipment and Transportation 🖉

The KidsBox Mini is equipped for babies and children up to primary school age. It contains

  • a travel crib, which is also suitable as a playpen
  • a mat for crawling and playing on the floor
  • a stool and table for somewhat larger children
  • various toys and painting materials
  • children's books
  • a changing mat
  • disinfection and first aid equipment
  • locker

The KidsBox Mini can be folded open to provide a protected area for breastfeeding and changing diapers.


The measurements are 88 x 112 x 58 cm. The KidsBox Mini is equipped with wheels and can be conveniently transported to the place of use. Due to its size and weight, it is recommended that you use an elevator. When you no longer need the KidsBox Mini, it must be returned to the Family Support Centre.


Play bag rental

The Family Support Centre has play bags available at various locations of the university with a selection of toys, reading and picture books, coloring utensils, building blocks, etc. for different age groups. The play bags are available to all HU members who bring their child or children, for example, to a conference, lecture, seminar or other Humboldt University events. The play bags can only be borrowed on a daily basis and during office hours.