The city of Marburg offers a wide range of care centers. Due to the high demand, parents should register at least one year in advance for all the facilities in question. There are long waiting lists: In Marburg, it is quite common to look after a day care center during the first trimester of pregnancy. In addition to the options offered by the city of Marburg, the MPIterMic has created a local network for support of staff with children. Interested people can register for this network by contacting the Equal Opportunity Office.
The babysitting exchange is an Internet platform of the Philipps-Universität Marburg’s family service in cooperation with the Hochschulrechenzentrum. Students as well as employees of the Philipps-Universität Marburg can offer and search for babysitting service free of charge, but the baby sitters are to be paid.
In child care centers (Kinderkrippe) skilled employees and other staff take care of children (aged 6 months up to 3 years) in larger groups. Child day care by a day care professional (Tagesmutter/Tagesvater) is a family-like care form for up to five children under three years. The day care professional needs suitable rooms and a care permit.
The KITA Zappel-Philipp is a facility of the “Kinder- und Jugendhilfe Marburg e. V.” (child and youth welfare organization Marburg e.V.). It is located at the Lahnberge and it is just a 5-minute walk from the KITA to the MPI in the Botanical Garden of the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Please note that in Germany, depending on the region, different institutions are called "Kindertagesstätte" (abbreviated to KiTa or Kita) which consists of a Kinderkrippe and/or Kindergarten and/or Hort. In this strict definition, KITA Zappel-Philipp is Kinderkrippe (children aged 6 months up to 3 years).
- Jugendförderung der Stadt Marburg (supportive measures for the youth service of the city of Marburg)
- Jugendportal des Landkreises Marburg-Biedenkopf (Youth internet platform of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district)
- Ferienangebote des Landkreises Marburg-Biedenkopf (out of school program during school vacation of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district)
- Ev. Familienbildungsstätte Marburg (Marburg Family Training Center belonging to the Protestant Church)
- Jugendhaus Compass
- KunstWerkStatt Marburg e. V. (Arts Atelier Marburg)