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Corporate child care

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Corporate child care is a specific form of child care sponsored or managed by an employer.[1] It may be a perk or a part of the corporate social responsibility policy of the company. It can provide the working parents with an opportunity to find work–life balance. The corporations sponsor child care as it may increase employee loyalty, lower workforce absenteeism,[2] decrease maternity leaves and improve on-job concentration.[3]


Companies have started corporate child care schemes for the young Generation Y employees, many of whom aspire to establish a work–life balance while pursuing a career and gaining money. Many working parents face challenges such as lack of free places in public pre-schools, inappropriate schedule, expensive services of private child care and preschools, low quality of services or little time spending with a child. The corporate child care programs intend to address these issues. Such a program may cover the following:

  • The company provides new child care places for children
  • Timetable is adjusted to parents working hours
  • The company can cover all the expenses or share them with parents
  • Better quality (due to recruitment system, ongoing education, teachers’ development)
  • More time to spend with children (during the transfer time)

Realization model[edit]

Each program provides children with appropriate development environment and education model designed by high-qualified teachers

  • Nido environment from 0 up to 1 year old
  • Corporate child center for children 0–3 years old
  • Corporate kindergarten/center for children 3–6 years old
  • Back-up care for children 0–3 и 3–6 years old
  • Corporate children camp for children of different ages (from 3 up to 14) for holidays

Possible benefits[edit]

  • Increased loyalty of all employees
  • Qualification maintenance of employees during the maternity leave
  • Reduced employee absenteeism
  • Decreased healthcare costs
  • Increased employee productivity
  • Strengthened image of caring and responsible employer
  • Developed family-oriented corporate culture
  • Cost saved on recruiting and training new employees


  1. ^ John Hoops; Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency; Policy/Action Institute (1986). Corporate child care initiatives: the potential for employer involvement in child care programs. TEE, Inc. Retrieved 13 December 2012. {{cite book}}: |author3= has generic name (help)
  2. ^ Rabasca Roepe, Lisa (12 August 2021). "4 Ways Companies Can Help Solve the Childcare Crisis". Fast Company. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ Janet Rosenstock; Eva M. Rosenstock (1985). Child Care. Methuen. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-458-99650-6. Retrieved 13 December 2012.