Childcare collective in Berlin, Germany

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  2024 

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  • Description

    Description

    TASKS UPDATE:
    We don't need much help with childcare these days, but I could also use some help with:
    1) light renovations (e.g. painting walls, mould proofing window) (e.g. like this: ))
    2) uncluttering my electronic devices to create more storage and connectivity.
    Please let me know if you have any experience with this!

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    WHO WE ARE
    We're a single parent and a 6 year old building intentional community. We live in a quieter corner of Berlin-Schoeneberg/Wilmersdorf, an area in west Berlin that gives you easy access to cultural spots as well as parks and urban nature. Grunewald and Wannsee are relatively close, and we live right by the U7, which takes you directly to Hermannplatz and other stops in Neukoelln. We live on our own right now but have a large network of chosen family and friends who form part of our lives. Most of us are people of colour and lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or transgender, and involved in arts or activism of some kind. Due to Covid-19 and being abroad, we're socially distancing but stay in regular contact with the fam via zoom and occasional hangs in the park, playground or in our backyard. With us, you have the best of both worlds - quiet times and privacy and community.

    Your tasks vary according to what is needed right now. If we're not currently at the daycare, your main task will be to watch Jade. You will play with her at home or in the park or playground. You might clothe her, feed her, make her lunchbox, or pack her bag as required.

    Things kiddo is learning right now:
    Putting on & taking off clothes. Tidying up. ABC and number songs and puzzles in English and German (other languages welcome!). Dancing, singing and making music.

    Other tasks that are always helpful:
    Driving - we regularly visit Jade's grandparents, who live 5h away from Berlin in West Germany.
    Tech help - e.g. helping me figure out storage on my devices or teaching me how to use a new gadget or software (analogue generation!).
    Painting walls in our new place.

    In addition to your workaway duties, you will help out around the house as fully as any adult flatmate would. Shared tasks include cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, and other errands. These tasks are not included in your reciprocity hours.

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    PREFERRED APPLICANTS
    The child is raised multilingually in German, English, Thai and Patois. Please state any skills you have in these languages. Please also state any experience you've had looking after kids this age and living communally with others as a flatmate.

    Applicants with backgrounds in the African and Caribbean diasporas or Thailand, as well as applicants with lived experience in the LGBT, queer and trans of colour communities that make up the care collective (as described above) are preferred.

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    We usually live in Toronto (Canada) but are staying in Berlin until late summer 2025. If you are planning to visit Toronto in the future we'd also love to hear from you!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Bricolage et construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You would experience being part of something bigger. Care collectives bring us closer to social justice: to a world where parents stay in community, where adults and children are in community with each other, where children have abundant access to people of many generations and experiences. They provide support and practise interdependence in a context where there is often a significant lack of support for parents (family not in the country, no partner etc.). And they let folks who may not otherwise have this opportunity experience and gain skills for hanging out with babies.

    You would experience living in one of the amazing world cities out there. The place has all the culture, art and scenes you could wish for. Its social movements - from queer and trans politics to Black Lives Matter - are inspiring.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    *This doesn't currently apply* (I need help with renovations and electronic devices, see above). It still contains useful info, so I will leave it up!

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    You would help out with the kid and/or other tasks for a maximum of 25 h a week. In addition, you would be expected to chip in with the chores independently and self-directedly as a leading member of the household.

    THINGS FOR HELPERS OF NEW PARENTS TO KNOW
    - Small kids & new parents are fragile creatures. Please respect our attempts at domestic hygiene and do what you can to stay healthy. Bring weather-appropriate clothes, especially in winter (it can get way below 0 degreed). Please wash your hands first thing when you walk in, before touching the baby.
    - On any given date you might spend your time feeding the kid, playing with the kid while I'm cooking, stretching, bathing or getting some work or life admin done. You might take the kid to the park, or you might play with them at home while I'm running some errands outside.
    - Do things that need doing (but be mindful of your own boundaries and capacity): If there is a stack of dirty dishes, load them into the dishwasher, if you're the last person up in the evening and you've had a late-night snack, wipe down the surfaces and take out the rubbish, if it’s lunch time, heat up food, if there’s laundry, take it downstairs, take out the recycling when you go out. The point is, just dig in and help out, don’t wait to be directed. I'll pay for food, rent and bills but you'll be expected to chip in with shopping, cooking and cleaning as an independently motivated helper and flatmate.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Thai: Courant
    Français: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Interested in: Patois, Creole, Thai, Ojibwe, Spanish, French. Can offer: German, English.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We live in a 2 room apartment with a separate kitchen in a quiet but central part of the City, walking distance to many great places to check out. The apartment is in a friendly old-school Berlin apartment building (4F, no elevator).

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Allergy advice: I don't have pets and am a non-smoker. There's no carpet. We try to be scent free, so please don't bring any soap, hair or body products that have perfume or chemicals in them.

    Close to the subway and buses that connect you instantly to the downtown. Lots of groceries and shops nearby. Walkable to cafes, libraries, community centres, public swimming pools and parks. Forests and lakes are within cycling distance.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Decent wifi connection.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Un

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 488632737511

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