May 13th, 2013 by rebecca
We are NextKids and we believe that we’re better together. We’re all about what’s next with family care. We’re extending NextSpace’s great collaborative workspace model to launch an innovative offering that gives parents a collaborative space to get their work done and meet other cool people, all while their children (6months – 3yrs) engage in play-based activities that help them thrive. We celebrate a young family’s development by paying special attention to the attachment between child, parent, and staff and promoting healthy exploration with a consistent, stable base to return to. We encourage parents to utilize our staff as resourceful, mindful, and active participants in their child’s life. We believe all children deserve thoughtful, respectful care and see this solution as a way to bring multiple parts of life into balance.
We are pretty jazzed about what this idea can mean for families, society, and the world – and we’re seeking excellent infant and toddler caregivers to launch this concept in San Francisco. We are hiring for full-time as well as part-time caregivers.
Every NextSpace employee helps to foster the NextSpace community so our members can work and be at their creative, innovative, and productive best. Visit www.NextSpace.us to learn about what our parents will be up to. As a NextKids team member, you are pioneering the r(e)volution of how we work & live. Your work supports the entire NextSpacer family.
- You have a passion for children and their development
- Your education and life experiences complement your passion – you have a B.A. or Master’s in psychology, education, or child development and 4+ years experience caring for infants or toddlers. If you don’t meet these criteria, share with us a relevant and compelling reason from your experience about why you’re the perfect caregiver
- You have great communication and interpersonal skills, as your job supports both child and parent and you are a key point of contact with the parent as they bounce back and forth between work & play throughout the day
- You have some knowledge of attachment and the importance of play—but if you don’t, you’re open to learning these key concepts and receiving feedback on implementation
- You are a constant learner and are curious, fun, patient, innovative, mindful, dedicated, and respectful of other’s ideas, thoughts, and feelings
- You take your job seriously, but not yourself!
If you feel us + you = better, we invite you to send Diana@nextkids.us your resume, 3 references (2 professional +1 personal), and a cover letter telling us what excites you most about this concept, a key element of your caregiving philosophy, and some fun facts about you. If it feels like a match, you’ll be invited for an interview.
NextKids. We’re better together.
April 8th, 2011 by iris
Coming soon: The NextSpace Farmers’ Market
Hey Spacers! Remember way back when the Slug room was a conference room on Cooper Street and the Pacific room was the 12Seconds office? Wow, that seems like a life time ago. This one time, we had a BBL and 23ish of you showed up to talk about how NextSpace could help market you. Remember that? It was pretty cool. We talked about many ideas, literally threw everything on the table. Even talked about NextSpace becoming some kind of super agency. We talked about NextSpace dollars, that was cra-azy! My favorite term that came out of that day was the idea of a Farmer’s Market, where members sell their wares. If you want to reminisce you can check out my notes from that day’s meeting.
So, what did we learn? Our biggest take away was that you need a way to communicate with each other, to find each other, form teams and in general partake in the NextSpace Effect™ online as well as you do offline. Well, after over a year of searching the interwebs and software demos and literally trying out everything under the sun (including the possibility of building our own system from scratch) we have finally settled on what we feel is the *perfect* solution: Moxie Software was approached by Ideo to build a collaboration tool which would allow their teams to interact in a social setting. Thus Moxie Spaces was born: social networking for the enterprise.
It’s time to get excited!!! and I mean really frakking excited. In the next few weeks we will be setting up a BBL to train you on how to use the system. This will replace our current mailing lists and will do more, so much more. You asked, we’re answering. Who loves ya?
I wanted to let you know that one of our own is benfiting from the Whole Foods community day next week. Shop all day at the store on Soquel and Lightfoot Industries will receive 5% of sales! If you gotta buy it they may as well benefit right? Are you wondering who Lightfoot is, or what they do? Check out this awesome article in the Sentinel.
Hey don’t forget to sign up for a massage! Fridays!
Stay tuned for details on the Santa Cruz Tech Raising May 20-22. We will be kicking off here with Happy Hour and then heading to the old Sentinel building for team building.
To show our continued support for local businesses NextSpace is offering a free month Cafe membership to businesses who are victims of the Capitola floods. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s hoping for a hail free weekend. May the sun shine on your back
NextSpace. Helping you sell your turnips since 2008.
March 9th, 2011 by jonathan
Howdy, NextSpacers! I’m excited to introduce myself to the coworking community. My name is Jonathan Lane and I will be a community curator for the soon to be open NextSpace LA. We’ve located a fantastic spot in downtown Culver City and will be opening our doors in less than one month!
As Culver City has grown over the past decade, it has become the home of several creative industries and booming businesses. Our new office, situated on the corner of Culver and Main, is just about as central as it gets in this vibrant community. We’re across the street from the landmark Culver Hotel, The Culver Studios, and Trader Joes. Just down the street is the well-known Kirk Douglas Theatre. The city is most known, though, for offering some of LA’s best cuisine and the city’s newest and hottest restaurants. Our office is just above the wine bar, “Bottlerock” (oenologists rejoice!) and two doors down from herbivore heaven, “The Native Foods Cafe.”
I am super excited to be launching NSLA with Sara Vainer, who, I’m sure, will be greatly missed in SC. However, if it were not for her help, wisdom and amazing knowledge of the coworking community, I’d probably end up rocking back in forth in a dark corner somewhere. We are both chomping at the bit to get started and can’t wait to expand the NextSpace community down here in LA. If you or anyone you know may be interested in becoming a member, please let me know. We’re going to RAWK this city to it’s core!
November 10th, 2010 by rebecca
On Friday October 29th, I wore an orange wig for Halloween (and for the Giants in the World Series of course) and did my best to provide a festive atmosphere for members, while at the same time I was crushed and kept trying not to cry. Drama queen? Maybe a little. The upset came because the carefully crafted community we’ve been building for 5 months in San Francisco shifted so dramatically, I felt like the bottom fell out. We had 2 wonderful companies, one that went from 2 to 11 people in 3 months, another that went from 1 to 6 people in 2 months, and they both moved to their own commercial leases on Friday. Building up to 50-some members in 5 months was no small feat, and to have over 1/3 of our entire membership move on the same day just sucked.
It made me realize some things about NextSpace and coworking in general. Many of our members see NextSpace as their office. Forever. Every day or a few days a week, it gives them the space and community they need to accelerate their business and build a wonderful career. Other members use NextSpace as a temporary space, or as a space to inhabit until they feel confident about taking their own commercial lease. These are frequently companies in fast growth mode who need to keep overhead down at the beginning, and then get funding and can afford more stuff.
I also realized that there is an organic ebb and flow to a space like NextSpace. We spent 5 months growing quickly, with perhaps one or two members moving on at the same time. We had Seo from Ireland who was in SF for one month, and joined for the month he was here, enormously accelerating his trip and the connections he made on it. We had Martin from Switzerland who did something similar with his time in San Francisco. We had Dana who ran her own business but was recently scooped up by Eventbrite to run their programs. All good reasons for leaving, and all in such small numbers that the overall feel of our space wasn’t affected. Not so on Friday, and it was a huge learning experience for me that the community we build and the friendships that flourish out of it has a fluidity I need to accept.
And then I started thinking about it more (during member happy hour, which is when I do most of my best thinking), and realized how awesome it is that these companies are moving on. They are growing so fast they are taking their own commercial spaces. That is awesome, and a goal for many of our members. It speaks volumes about our ability to house this enormously talented pool of people. Looking at it in these terms, I started to feel really proud. Like a mom watching her kids leave for college. Knowing she’s done a good job, given her kids the tools to succeed, and watching them find their own way. And I realized, that, just as watching your kids fly the coop is a mixture of emotion, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
August 30th, 2010 by sara
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