Hi I‘m Graciela. I am 33 and I was born in Mexico. I lived in different cities in Mexico, in the North, in the South, Mexico City, then a season in New York and finally Berlin. Spanish is my mother language and I speak English and German. I am a musician and my main and most precious instrument is my voice. I studied theatre and piano. Now I have my own musical projects as I compose my music. I also used to work as a theatre teacher for children back in Mexico. I like to spend time in nature, I love literature and music, dancing, share with the people I love and discover new things and learn from all experiences.
Why do you like working at the box instead of working privately as a nanny or in a Kita? I enjoy the open and relax environment that the box offers. I like the fact that I always meet new babies and new parents and in that way I feel that I have new experiences every time. Especially with the babies that come often the relationship becomes unique as I feel that I learn a lot by being part of their development and I am amazed by their view with fresh eyes in this world.
What do children love about you? I don't know exactly but I try to let them discover by themselves, giving them space and being there for playing and comforting them when its needed. I guess that they enjoy when I sing for them and when we make music all together in the room. That is one of the things I observed that they really enjoy.
Hey my name is Fränze, I was born in March 1984 in Jena in Germany. I grew up in Niedersachsen and also went to school there to become an educator (Erzieherin). Afterwards I moved to Virginia for a year to work there as an Au Pair and also stayed in Canada for 3 months before I moved to Berlin. I lived and worked here for 4 years in a kindergarten and as a nanny and then left to California for a year, followed by 1.5 years of living in Darmstadt and working there as a nanny. Before I moved back to Berlin in February 2018 I went to New Zealand and Australia. Besides German, which is my mother tongue, I speak English. I love sunshine and water, especially the ocean, laughing and deep relationships, music and movies, good food, beauty in little and big things and definitely the color light-pink!
Why do you like working at the box instead of... In the box I get to work in a team and also work closely with the parents which always has been very important to me. In daycare the kids groups tend to be pretty big and sometimes it’s a struggle to meet the needs of the little ones and create a cozy, save and loving environment. When I was working as a nanny, I was able to meet those needs but really missed interacting with adults and coworkers. The box therefore combines everything that is important for me in my job.
What do children love about you? There is something about me that they just like :) I love to be silly and make them laugh, like to cuddle and tickle. I take their needs very seriously and believe that love shown in affection, comfort and encouragement is the key.
Hello I‘m Chloé. I am 39 years old. I come from Switzerland, was born in New York, lived in different cities in Switzerland, in Catalonia and I live in Berlin since 2011. I speak french which is my mother tongue, English, German and Spanish. I am a Singer, I studied Jazz singing, classical and new music and musicology. I develop my own musical projects as a musician and I teach singing to pre-professionals and non professionals and I also teach music to children. I love music, dancing, laughing, discovering something about life and love that I wouldn’t expect and be part of its strength and integrity, exchange with people, being in the nature with animals, riding horses, eating well and reading.
Why do you like working at the box instead of working privately as a nanny or in a Kita? I like to work in the box because there’s a great general atmosphere of respect and simplicity between all the people, children, babies and grown ups. I like to be able to work with small children from different ages and help accompany their first steps into this world. I find it very nice that I have the chance to develop a relationship with the children because they come back regularly and I find it also nice to have the chance to always meet new faces. It’s a good energetic balance:). I find it super enriching to interact and exchange with all these different personalities, children and parents.
What do children love about you? I don’t know, I just notice that we get along well, we laugh, we cuddle, we play. I act with them intuitively and respectfully and I think I can learn from them as much as they can from me :)
Do you have children? I have a son, he is a bit more than two and a half. He was very oft in le box before I was working there.