Professional and loving child care

A declared goal of FH Vorarlberg is to promote the positive compatibility of university and family life. To support students and staff with children, FH Vorarlberg therefore offers the possibility of child care in very close proximity in cooperation with “Zwergengarten Kica”. Zwergengarten Kica is run by Kinderbetreuung Vorarlberg gGmbH, which already successfully operates multiple “Zwergengarten” day care centres in Vorarlberg.

Thanks to the long opening hours and varied spaces, the refreshments offered and the optional lunch, as well as the well-conceived and professional educational concept, Zwergengarten Kica provides a flexible and loving environment for children aged six months to four years (for children aged three years or younger by the 31st August prior to the start of the new year of day care). 

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (Saturday subject to sufficient demand) 

Open all year round, except for public holidays as well as from 24th December to 6th January and two weeks in August.

Group size / spaces

The current concept allows for 41 child care spaces for the morning and 22 for the afternoon, split into small groups. There is one caregiver for every four children, and one for every three in the crèche group. 

  • Space indoors: approx. 330 m2
  • Space outdoors: approx. 400 m2 of child-friendly garden
  • Three bright group rooms, designed according to age group
  • One large exercise room
  • One quiet room
  • Four creative and learning rooms
  • Sanitary facilities with changing area and area for promoting experience with water
  • Kitchen and dining room


Offered child care modules

It is possible to choose from two modules: 

  • Morning module: 7:00 am to 12:30 pm, (Saturday from 7:30 am)
  • Afternoon module: 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm (Saturday until 5:30 pm); the modules can be combined if necessary.
  • Daily refreshment buffet; lunch possible

Minimum booking:

  • Two modules for children under two years
  • Three modules for children over two years but under three years
  • Five modules for children over three years

Registration and further information

Registration and allocation of child care spaces take place directly through the child care centre. This is also where all further information can be found including educational concept, price lists, contact details etc.: Zwergengarten Kica

The child care spaces are allocated according to the following admission criteria:

  • Occupation and/or studies of both parents or the single parent at FH Vorarlberg. Evidence of affiliation (student/staff) is submitted by way of a form available from the Diversity Office or Human Resources department at FH Vorarlberg.
    Contact for students:, FAO Mag. Fabian A. Rebitzer
    Contact for staff:, FAO Tamara Kimmerle, BA MA
  • Date of registration
  • Information for students: If necessary, regardless of acceptance of a university place, please contact the centre as follows for a no-obligation pre-registration by 15th May at the latest:
    Zwergengarten Kica
    Roman Eder
    T+43 676 88 420 7222

Further offers for students and staff with care responsibilities

  • For students and staff with care responsibilities (besides children, this also refers to the care of close relatives, for example), heads of study programmes and administrations offer optimal individual solutions if necessary.
  • The diversity and equality advisory offices are available as a contact point for students and staff in all matters relating to the reconciliation of university and family life. 
  • The Soroptimist Club (independent of FH Vorarlberg) supports students in need with children in the financing of child care costs until the child reaches two years of age (invitation for applications for the funding of child care costs).
  • Students and graduates with children have the option to apply for a grant for study periods abroad or internships abroad (for graduates, exclusively internships) as part of the Erasmus+ programme. The team at the International Office of FH Vorarlberg will be happy to inform you about this funding and support you in the application process.