Since last summer the Jugendämter in Friedrichshain and Pankow cover the costs for private childcare like the one we offer at juggleHUB. In this interview our community member Lisa talks about her experiences with the Jugendamt Friedrichshain and which steps she took to get her expenses for childcare covered.
About Lisa: Lisa is a PR & Marketing professional. She has ten years of experience in the travel industry, working with and representing companies and destinations around the world. She has joined juggleHUB in spring 2018 with her little daughter. https://www.lhubnerconsulting.com/
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?