The Kindergarten is located on the EMBL premises and takes care of up to 128 children between 3 months and 6 years.

Open Monday to Friday (except on German public holidays and during Christmas time) from 8:30 until 18:00 (17:00 on Fridays), it gives parents working at EMBL the possibility to carry out their professional duties without having to worry about the well-being of their children.

Early teaching and achievement of social, physical and intellectual competencies lie at the core of the EMBL Kindergarten’s focus. We offer interesting activities for children so that they can learn through playing and discovering things on their own. We also organise regular events for kids, parents and friends such as a summer party, theatre plays, our beloved lantern parade in November and the Christmas party.

The children take their meals in the Kindergarten. Their favourite dishes are prepared by the EMBL Canteen and delivered to the Kindergarten. The Canteen undertakes all efforts to prepare food which is suitable for children; this means less salt, sugar and spices and a balanced ratio of vitamins and minerals.

children's boots and hand prints on wall



Tel: +49 6221 387-8183

EMBL Heidelberg
Meyerhofstr. 1
69117 Heidelberg

kindergarten premises
kindergarten premises
kindergarten premises
kindergarten premises
kindergarten premises


As the Kindergarten is inside EMBL Heidelberg, options of transportation are identical as to reaching the EMBL site.

Shuttle service

Public transport

With more than 200 staff, in all support areas, ranging from caretakers and gardeners to senior management staff, EMBL Administration provides administrative support to more than 1600 members of personnel from in excess of 75 nations.