Family & children
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Family friendliness

„Working & living in Saarland“

The service point ‘Working and living in the Saarland’ supports and helps companies that want to become even more family-friendly and recognises the best companies for their exemplary family-oriented personnel policy.

Companies with family values

Companies with family values

„Working & living in Saarland“
On top for work, ready for children and a career and looking for a new, family-oriented focus in life? Then the Saarland is just made for you. Because traditionally the family is a particularly high priority here.

For several years, Saarland companies have been working hard to become the most family-friendly region in the country. Already 120 of them are certified by the Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Trade and the regional government as a 'Family friendly company'. What sets them apart? Special flexibility in working hours, company childcare services, support when returning to work after parental leave and concessions with regard to the care of family members.

Winner of Chamber of Industry and Commerce 'Family business 2014' competition Winner of Chamber of Industry and Commerce 'Family business 2014' competition

Winner of Chamber of Industry and Commerce 'Family business 2014' competition

Childcare
Childcare
Nurseries for children > 3 years

Nurseries for children > 3 years

Leading by example in the Saarland are the Regional Association of Saarbrücken and the Saarpfalz District, whose joint database includes 445 facilities for the pre-school and after-school sector. This includes a growing number of nursery places for children under three years. Here, as everywhere in the region, flexible opening hours permit care facilities, families and companies to cope. Nevertheless if a bottleneck arises then facilities like the Saarbrücken/Völklingen child care exchange are a great help in finding childminders.

Early support for children
Early support for children
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early support centres

Support talent, offset deficit

Support talent, offset deficit

In general, it is important to support children in their development as early as possible: whether it is to recognise special talents early or to compensate for any shortcomings. Language training focuses on the promotion of the native language or learning the national language. The Saarland also focuses on the acquisition of French skills from an early age. In its French strategy, the Saarland Regional Government has laid strong foundations to take advantage of the great opportunities that the proximity to the border brings.

Social network
Social network
Support, when it matters most

Support, when it matters most

Families are so varied nowadays that their requirements for advice and support are also infinitely variable. Whether it is a question of work-life balance or the promotion of home building, to supporting families with disabled children or assistance with integration for immigrant families, to the sudden need for care of a family member or counselling support for families in special situations in general - contact with the respective regional authorities and charities will always be of help to you.
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