OUR WORK + FAMILY SOLUTIONS

PARENTAL LEAVE TOOLKIT

The unique online and app coaching solution for new parents and the managers who support them

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Our Joined-up Approach

We offer the best of tech, 1:1 help, and coaching experience to support a successful transition to working parenthood. It’s an award-winning solution.

 

HR/Employers

Helps employers in supporting wellbeing and driving talent retention and provides transparency and intelligent reporting for HR.

New Parents

Simple-to-setup personalised plans, coaching tools and checklists, and 1:1 human support that makes such a difference to anyone experiencing a life change.

Line Managers

The Toolkit for Managers helps them in supporting their team members to have a smooth leave and return.

Parental Leave Toolkit - Our Joined Up Approach
Some of the awards we have won

We've built a unique online and app solution:

  • A user-friendly app, personalised for any type of parental leave, with easy access on multiple platforms
  • 1:1 access to childcare professionals, work+family experts and parent transition coaches
  • Support for each stage of leave, with timelines synced between leave takers and their managers
  • Management Dashboard for HR
  • Globally scalable solution that can be tailored to your organisation’s processes and policies
  • Use as a standalone product or as part of a blended coaching solution

  • Full Inclusive
  • Intelligent Reporting
  • Joined Up Solution
  • Globally Scalable
Solutions At Work - Parental Leave Toolkit App Login Screen

Individuals input their dates and type of leave

And we create a bespoke easy-to-follow plan for their leave and return to work.

Their leave plan suggests what they need to think about, do, and when to do it.

Behind the Toolkit is a highly sophisticated programme tailoring content to the individual’s (and their line manager’s ) journey.

By having access to Parental Leave Toolkit I felt supported by [my employer]. After having coaching, the resources over the coming months were supportive. Weekly Bundle reminders are also just right for giving me the right information, when I need it."

Siobhan, Financial Services

Parental Leave Toolkit - Create A Plan - Mobile View

By having access to Parental Leave Toolkit I felt supported by [my employer]. After having coaching, the resources over the coming months were supportive. Weekly Bundle reminders are also just right for giving me the right information, when I need it."

Siobhan, Financial Services

They choose their main areas of focus

Their leave plan then suggests tools, articles and actions related to those focus areas, at appropriate stages of their timeline.

Parental Leave Toolkit - Create A Plan - Where would you like to focus?

Keeping on track

Helpful emails and in-app notifications make following the leave plan easy.

We provide timely suggestions, with access to the resources they need, written in plain English.

The tools and Weekly Bundles are clear to understand, easy to access, and useful. I particularly enjoyed being able to look at the Parental Leave Toolkit as and when I wanted."

Ani, Leading Banking Client

Parental Leave Toolkit - Notifications

The tools and Weekly Bundles are clear to understand, easy to access, and useful. I particularly enjoyed being able to look at the Parental Leave Toolkit as and when I wanted."

Ani, Leading Banking Client

Checklists and interactive tools

Checklists can be customised for individual needs, and interactive tools provide engaging ways of thinking through issues and options.

Parental Leave Toolkit provides good reminders on countdown and key steps of going back to work."

Sinead, Financial Services

Parental Leave Toolkit - Planning Checklist - Handover and Hand-Back

Parental Leave Toolkit provides good reminders on countdown and key steps of going back to work."

Sinead, Financial Services

All-important 1:1 support

We provide 1:1 access to childcare professionals, work+family experts and parent transition coaches.

Parental Leave Toolkit - Speak to an Expert - Helpful and Practical Advice with Speak to an Expert

Shared experiences and top tips videos

We provide helpful advice and share insights from new parents, coaches, and experienced managers.

The resources and tools section is outstanding. I love the matrix to help me look at prioritising what's important to me. Life is about balance, and these tools help me with that."

Anne, Insurance Sector

Parental Leave Toolkit - 1 Week to Leave - Activate your support network

The resources and tools section is outstanding. I love the matrix to help me look at prioritising what's important to me. Life is about balance, and these tools help me with that."

Anne, Insurance Sector

Taking care of the personal side

We help with everything from choosing and finding childcare, to building a support network and developing confidence.

It's all about enabling new parents to work out how their new work+family world can best work for them.

Full of useful hints and tools. This was my first, and everything was starting to be a bit overwhelming. I feel so much better having read about others in the same boat, and going through the wealth of tools."

Savita, Legal Sector

Parental Leave Toolkit - My Plan - Time to do a little local research

Full of useful hints and tools. This was my first, and everything was starting to be a bit overwhelming. I feel so much better having read about others in the same boat, and going through the wealth of tools."

Savita, Legal Sector

Parental Leave Toolkit for Managers

We help managers to plan and have better conversations with new and expectant parents; ensuring a smoother transition for all.

Brilliant - the Parental Leave Toolkit gave me what I wanted, exactly when I needed it to make sure my team member left and returned, ready to resume their career."

Stephen, Leading Law Firm

Parental Leave Toolkit - My Team

Brilliant - the Parental Leave Toolkit gave me what I wanted, exactly when I needed it to make sure my team member left and returned, ready to resume their career."

Stephen, Leading Law Firm

Transparency, and intelligent reporting

One of the biggest challenges for employers is keeping track of who is taking leave, when and how.

Parental Leave Toolkit metrics provide employers with greater insight into their parental leave population and enables them to understand the value to employees.

The Parental Leave Toolkit is the only solution on the market that combines the best in class coaching insights with the employer’s need to access management information relevant to locations and leave plans.

Some of our clients

  • Parental Leave Toolkit Customer - BCG
  • Parental Leave Toolkit Customer - BNP Paribas
  • Parental Leave Toolkit Customer - Capco
  • Parental Leave Toolkit Customer - FTI Consulting
  • Parental Leave Toolkit Customer - Legal & General
  • Parental Leave Toolkit Customer - MarshMclennan
  • Parental Leave Toolkit Customer - Societe Generale

Retain your new parents and engage their managers

Sarah Kirk / Diversity & Inclusion Director

Page Group

Deciding to work with Bright Horizons was the obvious choice as they provide effective ways for our business to engage and retain the best talent. As with all the best partnerships, our relationship and work with Bright Horizons has evolved to reflect our changing needs and our programme development. Bright Horizons shares our belief that showing support and loyalty to working parents is key to company growth and development.

Deborah Richards / UK and Ireland Diversity Leader

IBM

In the IT Sector, attracting and retaining employees is critical to our success. The support we offer is crucial to every employee combining work and family, and underpins IBM's enduring commitment to diversity. Bright Horizons services through our Work+Family Space, enables us to make this support visible and easily accessible to everyone.

Carolyn Lee / Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Herbert Smith Freehills

We chose to work with Bright Horizons because it offered services that would address our need to support staff with childcare needs. Bright Horizons offered the most flexible service in terms of Emergency Childcare, giving our employees the option of having a temporary nanny in their own home, or using a registered childminder or nursery close to their home or close to the office.

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