Parents At Work are thrilled to announce that we have exclusively partnered with KidsCo Australia to help organisations lead the way in the ‘new world of work’.
In light of the changes Covid-19 brought to us in 2020, the demand for easily accessible child care solutions has escalated for working families across Australia. With the increase in flexible work arrangements, working parents and carers are calling for a high level of understanding and value from their employers in blending their work and family commitments. This has led many workplaces into looking for care solutions to offer their employees to support work-life integration.
“More than ever before working families are needing reliable child care solutions they can trust” – Emma Walsh, CEO, Parents At Work.
Over the past 12 months we have partnered with KidsCo, supporting employers to provide their people with child care solutions during the Covid-19 crisis. Throughout this period we saw the value of the services provided with ‘92% of 7,500 working parents enrolled in the virtual programs, saying they had 7-8 hours of uninterrupted work.’ This statistic alone was enough to make the decision to expand the services on offer through the partnership.
With a shared vision to ensure every working parent in Australia has access to quality child care, when they need it, you can now have access to virtual before and after school care programs and emergency care in addition to the popular school holiday programs that were offered in 2020.
“Our partnership will assist Australia’s leading organisations in supporting their working parents balance the scales between career and family.” – Laynton Allan, Founder & Managing Director, KidsCo.
KidsCo’s services now available through Parents At Work
“97% of parents felt more supported by their workplaces after they provided KidsCo”
KidsCo are the leading providers of fun, safe and educational programs in the workplace and virtually!
With the new partnership, you can now have access to school holiday programs, before and after school care and emergency care through Parents At Work.
School Holiday Programs – Virtual and Onsite
The award-winning school holiday programs run by KidsCo take place throughout the year during each of the school holiday periods and can be delivered onsite or virtually depending on the needs of your people.
Beyond work performance issues, 68% of working parents said that they don’t feel like a good parent during the school holidays. Parents can now bring their children to KidsCo’s onsite school holiday programs at their workplace for 8 hours of educational fun.
KidsCo’s team of qualified teachers organise everything from sending communications, planning each day, setting up the boardroom, facilitating activities and packing up without disrupting the working day.
The virtual school holiday program proved a huge success in 2020 helping many working parents keep their children engaged in fun learning activities whilst working from home. These programs have had great feedback over the past year and are set to go to a whole new level in 2021.
Both the onsite and virtual school holiday programs run from 8:45 am – 4:30 pm, keeping children engaged for the entire working day.
92% of our 7500 parents from the virtual program found they had 7 – 8 hours of uninterrupted work time.
Virtual Before and After School Care
Feel positive about screen time with KidsCo’s interactive and educational before and after school programs.
Working parents can have peace of mind knowing that their children are safely engaging, learning and socialising while they prepare for or finish off their work. If the day’s activities require materials, a themed activity box will be delivered to your employee’s home before the program.
KidsCo emergency care is a new solution available to employers to support organisations and their working parents in times of need. From last minute work from home support to child care arrangements falling through, KidsCo emergency care solutions are offered virtually with qualified teachers on stand by for these unexpected times.