We’ve always worked remotely at Quiip so this gets a little harder, but I’m posting more out of curiosity.
Does your company do anything cool when it comes to supporting working parents?
I recently read that Stone & Wood pay $5000 to staff returning from parental leave to help with childcare costs which is fab.
I also found out a client of ours (a large insurance company) has an in-house school holiday program where you bring your kids with you to work and they have carers/teachers who put on a program within a designated space of the building. It’s subsidised by the company and the staff pay a fee per child but it works out cheaper than traditional school holiday care.
We’re still really struggling with this as a society yet back in the 1970s Patagonia had the foresight to provide a child-care centre for free. Vincent Stanley said he got asked about the ROI of the childcare and he said - what’s the ROI on your carpark?