Federal Government

How company profile and employers attractive to are already the family Summit of the Federal Government last month requiring louder expectant proved to family-friendly labour market policy. “Now, a recent Forsa study commissioned by the magazine puts parents’ and parents family” again after: more than half of all respondents lamented massive problems with the compatibility of family and career. Time to rethink for companies since it no shortage of workable alternatives for a successful child care. The pme family service has successfully occupied the promising industry years ago and developed family-friendly solutions for companies in all over Germany for over 20 years. Britta Hufing, branch manager of the site in Munster, knows from experience that employers are increasingly required to they want to attract qualified personnel and long term hold: The election year is devoted to the family policy. Especially entrepreneurs felt that changed now with the get Needs of their employees deal must.” The most important concern to working parents, that goes from the Forsa survey clear, remains a secure child care. Some companies have already responded and rebuilt their own Betriebskitas for their employees in cooperation with the pme family service. But many companies shy away from the financial risks involved.

Wrong, says Britta Hufing. Because there is quite affordable alternatives in the form of large day care places for smaller companies. The large day care is so to speak the little sister of the Kita and is designed to provide children and parents a same family environment such as the establishment of a children’s day”, so the diploma social scientist. At the same time, the financial risk and the construction costs for the undertakings concerned were absolutely manageable. Because the concept is very simple: usually several children’s day care-givers work together in large day care and care for the children in their day in common premises in this repurposed offices or vacant apartments. The benefits are clearly obvious, as costs for premises can be divided so the construction requirements are by far not as closely knit as for establishing a Kita. In addition, day carers in the event of illness can represent each other and reduce the failure risk. The State has recognized this potential, however, and promotes the development of Betriebskitas as well as the establishment of large day care with public funding, including grants for operating costs or reduced interest loans for investment costs. A chance of even smaller companies benefit immensely and can offer an enormous benefit to their employees.