Updated: Apr 8
Why creches in the working environment are great for business
When you think of a creche, then chances are that you think of a place that you go to in order to drop your children off before you head into work. These are often based in schools, perhaps even in an industrial estate, which of course works great for many parents and their children.
Here at Jumping Stars, we like the idea of doing something a little. Which is why we have developed our mobile creche service. We will come to your workplace and offer on-site childcare for any children of employees who work there.
But why would you book in this service? Well, to help inspire you, we have put together some of the reasons why having an on-site creche could be the best thing that you do for your business. Even if it is on a temporary basis. Please read this article here.
You are going to improve employee satisfaction
One of the most important things for any business to do is to ensure that their staff are happy. After all, happy staff means the staff that will stick around. Of course, many people are motivated by money, which isn’t always so easy to satisfy, but there are just as many who are driven by their family. These type of people are incredibly likely to get on board with any mobile creche ideas that you put forward and it will definitely paint your business (and of course you as the owner) in a good light.
It is a powerful tool in recruitment
Not only will your current staff appreciate an on-site creche, but it can also be incredibly useful when it comes to recruiting staff in the future. People often look at the perks and benefits that a business will offer when it comes to taking a job, so make sure that you highlight the on-site creche to them if they have children, and you could just find them desperate to work for you.
It may reduce stress
Getting everyone ready in the morning and the depositing children and partners off at varying places can take its toll. Needless to say, when many of your employees actually get to work, they may find themselves feeling stressed out. By cutting out at least one of the drop-offs, you are going to have employees who feel that little bit less stressed. You may also find that the idea that their child is never far away will also have a positive impact on anxiety about leaving them.
Your staff may work longer hours with you
When you have children to pick up, especially if the nursery or pre-school is a considerable distance away, then you are going to need to leave work to do so. The great thing about having an on-site creche is that everything is on-site, you don’t have to worry about staff dashing off early or starting late, they might only work an extra half hour or so a day, but this will soon mount up.
As you can see, on-site creches are a great idea, not only for the children but for the parents who work for you and of course, you too. So, why not get in touch with us and discuss your options? You may be surprised by the help that we can offer you.