Kitapanik

No Kita? No Panic! – Our new Childcare Service

One of our coworkers recently came in and announced „It’s crazy out there!”.

 

What was going on? A storm? Riots? Burning cars? Not quite, but close enough: the frantic search for a kita spot in Berlin. The city is short thousands of daycare spots and even the work groups and task-forces the Senate recently formed will not be able to make them magically appear. In the coming days and weeks many parents will learn that they did not get a kita spot – followed by these painful questions:

 

  • I have to return to my job – how will I explain this to my boss?
  • How will this affect the future of my career?
  • What will my clients and business partners say, when I have to put off their projects?
  • What will this do to our financial situation if I no longer receive „Elterngeld“, but can’t go back to work?

 

Granted, we can’t solve all of these problems at once. But we can help reduce the initial stress and insecurity of the situation. Breathe and clear your head of all the panic and frustration that is setting in.

 

Based on the conversations we have had over the past few weeks with parents looking for a kita spot, we have adjusted our childcare services.

 

There are three big changes:

 

1. Parents can try Coworking with childcare for free.

All new customers or members who have had a baby can try two hours of coworking with childcare for free. Regardless of what you want to do during that time (enjoy a peaceful cup of coffee, continue your search for a permanent childcare solution, have a conversation with a client, employer or business partner) – we create the perfect setting for you. While our childcare staff lovingly cares for your little ones, you can enjoy some much needed ‚me time’ at one of the desks or in our café.

 

2. Pre-booking is no longer necessary.

In case of an unexpected childcare “emergency” you can now also come by spontaneously. Time of arrival must then be either between 9 am and 10 am or between 1 pm and 2 pm. Unfortunately we can not guarantee a spot for short-term arrivals, so it’s always advisable to register in advance. If you want to be certain to get a spot (we take up to 6 kids), just call us or book online as usual.

 

3. Options for longer term use: time packages

Besides the short-term, occasional booking, it is now possible to buy discounted packages of 5 up to 20 days of coworking and childcare. This make it less expensive for you if you need to come several times per week or for a whole month of coworking with childcare. And: parents can share the packages and take turns coming to juggleHUB.

 

Be sure to save all your invoices for your taxes, since the cost for childcare is two-thirds tax deductible as a household service “Haushaltsnahe Dienstleistung”.

 

Our corporate offer – talk to your employers!

In April 2017 we started a pilot project in cooperation with Coca-Cola: „Working flexibly with child“. The company’s employees can choose to work at juggleHUB and take advantage of our childcare service. The cost is covered 100% by the employer. This offer has let Coca-Cola benefit from quite a bit of good press and lots of happy employees, both aspects that are becoming ever more important for companies.

 

Coca-Cola flexibel arbeiten mit Kind

 

So don’t hesitate to introduce this option to your employer. It always makes a better impression to enter a conversation with a solution rather than with a problem. We will gladly support you. You can find initial information about our collaboration with companies on our website.

 

We sincerely hope that we can reduce some of the stress of the Kita crisis with our offer. In the meantime, we are pursuing talks with government institutions and politicians in the hope that our childcare service will some day receive funding to take some of the burden off of you.

 

Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.

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The week in review: Children’s words of wisdom, magical encounters and sobering facts

A few days ago a little two-year-old stood in our café and said: “Fall is coming with big steps”. That was as cute as it was true. And it reminded us, in the most charming way, that it was high time to recap the past few days and weeks for you. So here it goes!

 

juggleHUB and the first ever Berlin Coworking Festival

On October 7th and 8th the first Coworking Festival took place in Berlin. Over 20 coworking spaces joined forces to make coworking (even more) visible. Of course, if you are familiar with the start-up scene or working as a freelancer, you have most likely heard about coworking before. But many people have not and we wanted to change that. After all, coworking is an option for most people – and with the vast variety of spaces on the market, everyone should be able to find the right space for themselves. It is this variety that we wanted to demonstrate and at the same time lower the inhibitions to just come by, take a look, meet some coworkers, take a seat at a desk or just taste the coffee being offered.

At juggleHUB we had two days of “open doors” – although our doors are typically always open for anyone interested. So this time officially with title and exclamation mark: “Come on in, we look forward to meeting you!”

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