Bringing Childcare to Work Persuasive Essay by Nicky

Bringing Childcare to Work
This paper presents a solution to childcare problems in the workplace.
# 149396 | 778 words | 2 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 13, 2011 in Business (Human Resources) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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The paper discusses how working days lost to caring for sick children or because of unreliable sources of daycare may mean a drain on both company productivity and female career prospects. The paper suggests a simple solution of bringing childcare to work and explains how this company investment and commitment has many benefits, including the fact that it can create a more positive workplace atmosphere. The paper points out the research that would have to be done before opening such a childcare facility.

Introduction: Working Parents

From the Paper:

'The solution is simple--bringing childcare to work. Although telecommuting is not an option for many high-stakes jobs, bringing the home to the workforce in the form of on-site childcare ensures that parents feel secure that their children are well taken care of during the day. Also, creating daycare facilities for the workplace means that parents will not lose additional time commuting to nursery school in the morning and that their daycare is reliable and affordable. This company investment and commitment can create a more positive workplace atmosphere. Employees, particularly women, will not feel forced into 'divided loyalties' between home and family. Even while working on a crucial project or working late, parents can stop and see their children during the day. The existence of on-site daycare becomes a 'perk' in attracting high-level talent during the peak years of productivity.
"Statistics make a compelling case: "savings in wages of $150,000 and $250,000 for just two companies that provided on-site day care" underline the advantage of retention and company loyalty through corporate daycare (Hahn 2007). Workers will be less apt to stay home when they cannot find care or a sitter--also they can monitor a mildly ill child at the facility, rather than stay home. For women, corporate daycare levels the playing field and means they do not have to choose between motherhood and a career."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adams, Courtney Lee. (2007, April). Con: Get real about what employers can do. Day care: Anoffice debate. Business Week. Retrieved July 6, 2009 at
  • Hahn, Cliff. (2007, April). Pro: Happy parents, kids and corporations. Day care: An office debate. Business Week. Retrieved July 6, 2009 at

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