Childcare Print

Attending conferences often presents challenges for participants with families. EMBO is pleased to offer childcare services during The EMBO Meeting.

  • Children between the ages of 18 months and 13 years can be registered for on-site childcare from experienced and licensed providers speaking a range of languages including English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
  • Only full-day care is available and numbers are limited.
  • On-site catering from 08:30 to 18:15 will offer snacks, refreshments and lunch. A "late-service option" will be available for parents attending the special evening lectures or activities.
  • You can indicate your interest in childcare when you register (tick box on registration form and you will be contacted in due course).
  • If you have already registered for the conference, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register your child.
childcare in Amsterdam 2009

Onsite childcare is funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung enabling us to offer the first 20 places free of charge and 20 travel grants of up to €200 each to children of female participants.

The free childcare places and travel grants are awarded on a first come first served basis, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Onsite childcare is also supported by a New Scholars Grant from the Elsevier Foundation, allowing us to keep the cost per child low.


Cost per child per day: €45


Childcare @ The EMBO Meeting 2009 - feedback from a parent:


"I would like to let you know how much our kids (and ourselves) enjoyed childcare during The EMBO Meeting 2009 in Amsterdam. Helga Duczek's team with Helga, Sophia, Eva, and Dominik was excellent. Through their full-day programme, our kids discovered Amsterdam and made new friends. Childcare should definitively be available during the coming EMBO meetings. It allowed my wife and I to register to and enjoy an excellent meeting (for the first time) and our kids to have a great time. Again, thank you for having provided and organized childcare at The EMBO Meeting!" - Jean-Baptiste Manneville from CNRS, Paris, FR.


childcare in Amsterdam 2009
childcare in Amsterdam 2009