Childcare & Parenting Resource Kit

Finding and choosing quality childcare is a major challenge for many working parents.

Childcare

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By assisting employees to meet the challenge of finding and managing their childcare responsibilities, organisations can improve their retention of talented and experienced people who are balancing work and childcare responsibilities. For new parents in particular, an organisation's work/life/flexibility policies can encourage and assist employees in returning to work following parental leave.mother and babyv2

The Managing Work|Life Balance Childcare & Parenting Information Kit is a cost effective and practical resource for organisations who wish to distinguish themselves as an "employer of choice" by providing ready access to information and support services for working parents.

The Kit contains information, ideas and suggestions to help employees make the right choices for themselves and their families. The Kit has recently been updated to include information relevant to Carers in New Zealand.

What's in the Kit?

Topics covered include:

  • A guide to choosing childcare
  • Childcare options including family day care, day care centres and in-home care
  • Checklists for screening potential carers including care centres and home carers
  • Preparing yourself and your child for childcare
  • Parenting for fathers
  • Parenting as part of a LGTBI family
  • Special care situations including teenage care and supervision, after hours care, vacation care, caring for a sick child, and extended hours child care
  • Government regulations
  • Relocating with children
  • Recommended reading and workshops available for parents
  • National directory of childcare resources, agencies and emergency care facilities
  • Links to a myriad of resources about childcare services and information.

The Childcare & Parenting Information Kit is provided to organisations under a licensing arrangement with Managing Work|Life Balance, and available online for easy access by your staff. The new Kit, launched in July 2015, now enables staff to access the material on their Mobile, Tablet or remote PC allowing them to use the Kit at home, on the train, or at a remote office location, wherever they have an internet connection.

Organisations who have used or are currently using the Kit include:

  • Allens Arthur Robinson
  • American Express
  • Accenture
  • Carlton United Breweries
  • The Commonwealth Bank
  • Ernst & Young
  • K&L Gates
  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers
  • City of Darebin Council
  • Abbvie
  • Dulux Australia
  • Australian Pharmeceutical Industries
  • Henry Davis York
  • Minter Ellison
  • Mallesons
  • Sydney Water
  • ANZ Bank
  • Orica
  • Mercer HR Consulting
  • Clayton Utz
  • Sigma
  • BOC Gases
  • Ernst & Young
  • Ashurst

Contact us now to discuss how you can access this resource for your staff.