Career and family

Motivated by current demographic development and changes in society, we actively promote a balance between work and family at SMS group.

Meerblick kindergarten in Mönchengladbach

MEERBlick, the kindergarten in Mönchengladbach right next to our premises. The facility offers 30 places for children ranging from age four months to six years.

As a family-owned company with a rich tradition, SMS group GmbH recognizes the importance of balancing professional success and private happiness. MEERBlick makes a valuable contribution to this. It is run by the workers’ welfare organization Arbeiterwohlfahrt Familienservice GmbH (AWO) in Mönchengladbach.


Nothing can replace the loving care of a family. Yet our kindergarten adds age-appropriate activities that build personal and social skills. They boost self-confidence and the courage to make decisions.

It’s especially important to us that children learn about natural sciences through play.

Childcare provision for under-threes in Düsseldorf

In Düsseldorf, we offer our staff on-site childcare provision for toddlers aged four months to three years. Initially nine children are being looked after by qualified staff in suitably equipped rooms during opening hours Mondays until Fridays between 07:00 am and 17:00 pm. The operating company of our toddler-childcare is Methix GmbH, a specialist of the equipment/management of corporate childcare. Parents, who have been assigned a place for their child, sign a care contract with Methix GmbH.

Parent-and-child office

Since 1st May 2013 parent-and child offices have been available for our staff on site in Düsseldorf and Hilchenbach for the event of child-minding emergencies. The offices are equipped with work places for our staff as well as a variety of play and exploring areas for children.