This Easter, in homes across the UK, children will wake excitedly to begin the traditional hunt for chocolate eggs. However, this isn’t the only hunt taking place.
Welcome to the school holidays, also known to many parents as the holiday childcare hunt. Ask working families who have navigated this and they’ll tell you that the holidays can feel like the toughest egg hunt – searching high and low, and under and over, and running around in circles. It’s a jigsaw puzzle of favours with family and friends.
The alternative is using annual leave, or worse a string of absences that can take its toll on an employer’s goodwill, not to mention productivity.
A growing number of working parents are looking to their employers for help and more and more employers are offering it.
Back-up care is becoming the go-to solution, providing high-quality care during the school holidays (all of them!), when regular care isn’t available and even during the infamous cough and cold season. On paper, it might seem like a standard employee benefit but organisations recognise the invaluable support it provides – offering high-quality childcare for working families and giving peace of mind.
Back-Up Care – Egg-ceptional Support
Bright Horizons Back-Up Care provides families with an exclusive network of reliable, trustworthy care – anytime, anywhere. A quick connection online or by phone to our dedicated Care Consultants alleviates the challenges of finding care and the worry that a family member is safe and well cared for.
And the benefits aren’t just for families. Helping employees to be able to manage work and personal commitments will not only help employees but organisations too. Even though we’re caring for children, adults and elderly loved ones directly, we’re really looking after your people who in turn are engaged, productive and thriving.
Happy Easter, everyone!