„I picture our Kinderkrippe with the eyes and the heart of us parents, being myself a mother. A mother whose children have spent their time from babyhood until the age of almost 5 years at Rachel´s Kinderkrippe, too. Already back in 1999, the day I opened Rachel´s Kinderkrippe, I was aware that I had to follow through with my intuition and vision on how to run and with which concept I want to thrive our Kinderkrippe: I created mentally a cercle, which connected various and diverse elements, such as culture, languages, social interaction and flexibility, unfolding more and further cercles, which brought together our children, their daily care takers and parents and enabled an this particular atmosphere of everyone getting in touch with our Kinderkrippe conveying the feeling to come home, love to return and to look back with pleasure, even many years later.
As a mother I know and have to accept the limits of my own everyday life and that my possibilities are limited when it comes to accompanying each step of my children. Even it is very good to know that our children may do these steps alone, in a very safe, cordial and caring environment.“
Founder and head of Rachel´s Kinderkrippe
Khalil Gibran has described the same philosophy and mindset in an unsurpassed clear manner with everlasting beautiful words.
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.