Our family-friendly university supports all employees - administrative staff, student employees and teachers - in balancing their work and family life. We offer childcare facilities and a family-friendly working culture with flexible working time models.

The following checklists will provide you with initial information.

Family Portal- Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA): www.familienplanung.de (german)

The Bavarian State Ministry for Family, Labour and Social Affairs
has compiled special information in times of Corona under the following link

 

Here you can find information and advice on the following topics:

Maternity protection

  • The maternity leave period is 6 weeks before and 8 weeks after the birth of the child. (In certain cases, 12 weeks)
  • During the term of protection, there is a relative ban on the participation in exams and courses: Students are excluded from examinations and courses during this period. However, at your own (written) request, you can still participate during the protection period before and after childbirth. You can revoke your consent to participate at any time with effect for the future.
  • There is an absolute prohibition of employment during the protection period after childbirth. During this time, the university may not employ you even if you are willing to do so.

Notification obligation for pregnant women

As soon as you learn about your pregnancy, you should inform your employer. There is no deadline specified by law. However, early notification is an advantage in ensuring protection at your workplace.

 

 

 

Parental leave and parental benefits

 

Parental leave

 

Checklist:

  • Apply to the employer at least 7 weeks in advance of claiming parental leave (both parents).
  • The application for parental leave is made digitally on the intranet of Ansbach University of Applied Sciences (intranet area > Personnel > Templates > Parental leave application).
  • An informal written declaration is sufficient.
  • Have your application confirmed in written form.
  • You can split parental leave. Specify the exact times in which you would like to claim parental leave.
  • If fathers want to claim parental leave "from birth", you should state this in the application.
  • Approval from the employer is not necessary.

 

Parental leave refers to the time after the birth of your child in which your employer exempts you unpaid. It lasts three years and both the father and the mother are entitled to it. It can be claimed by both parents at the same time or independently from each other. The requirements are:

  • You are an employee
  • You are raising your child yourself
  • You live in one household with the child
  • During parental leave you are not gainfully employed or work only part-time for a maximum of 15 - 32* hours per week
    32 hours for parents of children born on or after 1 September

 

Further information and restrictions can be found on the following website

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth: Brochure:
Elterngeld, ElterngeldPlus und Elternzeit (german)

 

Entitlement to part-time

There is a right to work part-time of up to 32 hours/week during parental leave if the following requirements are met:

  • Employment with the company of at least 6 months
  • A company size of at least 15 employees
  • Duration of part-time of at least 2 months with working hours between 15 and 32 hours per week
  • No other direct occupational reasons

In order to compensate for the missing salary, you will receive parental benefits from the state during the first 12 months of your child's life. More specifically Elterngeld or ElterngeldPlus.

Attention! If your child was born before 1 September 2021, different regulations may apply to you. Please contact your parental allowance office.

 

Under the following links you will find further information:

Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection:
Gesetz zum Elterngeld und zur Elternzeit (german)

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth: Brochure:
Elterngeld, ElterngeldPlus und Elternzeit (german)

 

Parental Benefits, ElterngeldPlus, Partnership Bonus

There are three variants of parental benefits: basic parental benefits (Elterngeld), ElterngeldPlus and the partnership bonus. You can switch between the variants and thus determine how long you will receive benefits.

 

Basic Parental Benefits “Parental Benefits”

  • The benefit period is up to 14 months (12 + 2)
  • After the 14th month of the child’s life, only ElterngeldPlus and the partnership bonus are possible
  • The estimated amount of the parental benefits can be calculated via the parental benefits calculator (german) of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs
  • The ElterngeldDigital portal helps with the application process with a digital assistant

A detailed explanation of the parental benefits and illustrative examples can be found on the website of the family portal: Was ist Elterngeld? (german)

Info: Maternity benefits are fully credited to the basic parental benefits. Thus, you will not receive parental benefits during this period. However, in relation to parental benefits the months count as "used up". Since maternity benefits in combination with the employer's allowance account for almost 100% of the salary, but parental benefits account for only 65% on average, the rate is usually higher than that of the parental benefits.

 


Parental Benefits during the COVID-19 Crises

If your income declines between March 1st and December 31st, 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 Crises for example due to short-time work, you will not have any disadvantages in terms of the calculation of parental benefits. These months are skipped in the calculation and will therefore have no effect on your parental benefits. They are also not included in a later calculation for another child. Instead, the higher income of the months before is included (§27 Abs. 4 BEEG).

Further information can be found under the following link:

Family Portal: Elterngeld: Anpassungen anlässlich der Corona-Pandemie (german)


 

ElterngeldPlus

The short clip: Das ElterngeldPlus (german) explains the system in an illustrative way.

You can inform yourself extensively on the website: Elterngeld und ElterngeldPlus (german) of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.

 

Partnership Bonus:

You can inform yourself extensively on the website: Elterngeld und ElterngeldPlus (german) of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

 

Under the following links you can find further information:

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth:
Elterngeld und ElterngeldPlus (german)

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth:
Elterngeld, ElterngeldPlus und Elternzeit (german)

Finanztip.de:
So machen Sie mehr aus Ihrem Elterngeld (incl. a checklist, german)

 

 

Work organization

 

flexible working models

  • flexible working hours between 06:00 a. m. and 08:00 p. m. without core working hours
  • part-time options
  • flexible annual working time account
  • alternating telework
  • flexible workdays

 

Financing

 

Maternity benefits

Upon request you will receive maternity benefits of up to 13 euros from the statutory health insurance per calendar day during the protection period. If the average net wage exceeds the amount of 13 euros per calendar day (from 390 euros per month net wage), the employer must pay the difference as a contribution to the maternity benefit.

If you have private health insurance, you will receive a maximum of 210 euros per month from the Federal Insurance Office.

Bear in mind: Maternity benefits and employer's contributions are offset against parental benefits. If you have applied for one of the two benefits, you must apply for parental allowance for the respective months.

 

Protection against dismissal

During maternity leave, you enjoy special protection against dismissal. This also applies during the probationary period.

 

Family friendly university environment

Family-friendly and Barrier-free campus plan

For parents, older people and people with various disabilities, a plan of the main campus of Ansbach University of Applied Sciences is available in pdf format with details of family-friendly and barrier-free facilities (parent-child room, baby-changing facilities, lifts, electric door openers …).

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the plan, please contact the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity.
Email: familie(at)hs-ansbach.de
Tel: +49 (0) 981 4877 504

 

Parent-child room with baby-changing facility

Building 92, GF, Room 15 (92.0.15)

It offers:

  • space for baby changing and nursing
  • activities for babies and toddlers
  • a place to stay for parents with small children.


You can get a little impression of the room by clicking on the link below: Parent-child room

The room is also equipped with the KidsBox, a kind of a mobile children's room that can be taken to one's own work or study space. You can get a little insight into the contents of the KidsBox by clicking on the link below: KidsBox

 

Diaper wrapping

Changing facilities are also available in the spacious and daily cleaned barrier-free toilets:

  • Building 92, GF (92.0.8)
  • Building 51, GF, east (51.0.16)
  • Building 50 1. Floor, east (50.1.13)
  • Building 54, GF (54.0.3)
  • Library
  • Dining hall (87.0.15)

 

Dining

Highchairs are available in the dining hall for our youngest visitors to the canteen. A children's plate card (free addition to the parents' meal for children under the age of 10) can be applied for.

 

Children's area in the university library

For children who are in the university library under the supervision of their parents, books and toys are available in the children's area. Changing facilities are available in the nearby toilets of the university library.k.

 

Parent-child parking

Please contact the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity 0981-4877-504 and familie(at)hs-ansbach.de.

 

Welcome package

The university has a little surprise for our new parents!
Student parents can pick it up after the birth by presenting their birth certificate at the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity. Please make an appointment in advance.
(Staff and professors please contact the Human Resources Department).

 

Children's bring day

Since 2022, the Office for Family Affairs, Equal Opportunities and Diversity has organised a childcare day for children of staff and students every year on the school-free Day of Prayer and Repentance. The offer applies to children of primary school age and is intended to close any gaps in childcare on the non-school but non-working Day of Prayer and Repentance.

Bring your child day 2023:

On 22 November 2023, the second Children's Bring Day took place at Hochschiel Ansbach. 11 children of employees took part.
A discovery tour through Ansbach was on the programme for the children. Alexander Biernoth, a city guide and well-known historian of Ansbach, gave the children an understanding of the history of the city in a walk with a detour to the market count's crypt under the church of St Gumbertus and a visit to the market count's museum. The musical programme continued afterwards. The young regional cantor Thorsten Rascher introduced the children to the queen of instruments, the organ, in St Ludwig's Church. After a short introduction to the instrument, the children were then allowed to play the keys themselves.
The successful day ended with lunch together in the canteen. The children and the staff from the Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity Office enjoyed a successful morning.

Childcare

 

There is the possibility of childcare by the “Miteinander" maternity center, which is located directly next to the campus in the Brückencenter. There, an individual and very flexible care time can be booked. The Mothers Center is a registered association. The university is happy to provide financial support for the membership fee of the “Miteinander” maternity center. To receive financial support, you can apply for subsidies for the membership fee. As a club member, the cost contributions for the care are significantly lower.

The grant can be applied for at the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity (familie@hs-ansbach.de). Further information about the Mütterzentrum can be found here: Muetterzentrum Ansbach.

Further information on other childcare options can be found here:

 

Events for families

We regularly offer various events for families at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.

The following events will take place in the winter semester 2023/ 24:

  • 22.11.2023: Bringing children to Ansbach University of Applied Sciences
    Since 2022, the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity has organised a children's bring-along day for children of staff and students every year on the school-free Day of Prayer and Repentance. The offer applies to children of primary school age and is intended to close any childcare gaps on the school-free but not work-free Day of Prayer and Repentance. This year, the children will visit the market count's crypt and the market count's museum. Furthermore, the queen of instruments, the organ, will be explained to them in the Sabkt Ludwig church.
    Registration by 15.11.2023 at: familie(at)hs-ansbach.de
  • 06.12.2023, 15 pm to 17 pm: Advent meeting for families at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences
    Parents can chat over Christmas biscuits and punch, while the children can play, do crafts and simply have fun.
    In keeping with St Nicholas Day, every child can expect a little surprise!
    Registration until 29.11.2023 at: familie(at)hs-ansbach.de

The following events took place in the summer semester 2023:

  • 18.04.2023: Child First Aid Course
    The course was open to all university members who regularly look after children of different ages, such as (expectant) parents, grandparents, babysitters, siblings, etc. The aim was for the participants to take away a lot of knowledge and feel safe in the area of child emergencies. The aim was for participants to take away a lot of knowledge and go home feeling confident about child emergencies.

Networks

 

The office cooperates with various advice centres and network partners in order to offer the widest possible range of advice and support. Mütterzentrum Ansbach (german)

Koki-Netzwerkfrühe Kindheit Landkreis Ansbach (german)

Bündnis Familie Landkreis Ansbach (german)

Bavarian Family Services Network of the Universities

 

Parents-meeting

Parents-meeting ”Treffpunkt Studieren mit Kind”
Once a semester, the parents' group of the university meets for breakfast in the “Offenen Treff" of the Mothers' Center in Ansbach. For a small fee per person, the food is provided by the Mütterzentrum. Highchairs, a changing table and toys are available for children. Previous participants felt the personal exchange and the community with other studying parents to be were very valuable.

Staff

Dunja Zöller, M.Sc.

Dunja Zöller, M.Sc. –

Funktionen:

  • Mitarbeiterin Bereich Beratung: Büro für Familie, Chancengleichheit und Diversity
  • Gleichstellungsbeauftragte