It’s 6.00pm. You’re stuck at work, and you’ve got exactly ½ hour to out get of the city to pick up your children from their childcare located near your house. You’ve got a 0 per cent hope in heck of THAT happening!
This is a common dilemma for many working parents, especially if you do work early, late or different shifts. This is also one of the many reasons why more and more working parents are looking into flexible childcare near work instead of near their home.
Convenience is key with CBD childcare centres
Choosing childcare is never an easy decision and one of the things many families do go back and forth with is whether to opt for a centre close to home or childcare near work. There is no right or wrong decision here. It all depends on your family, your work, your commute and so forth.
We do recommend having a look at Guardian Childcare & Education. Guardian has dozens of childcare centres in CBDs around the country and provides flexible booking options for working families. You can organise your childcare needs around your shifting work schedule which is a huge plus!
Choosing a childcare centre near work can equate to no rush or panic at the end of the day, more quality time with your children on the commute and a more relaxed experience for everyone.
If you are looking into CBD childcare, make sure you have a look at some of the reasons why families are making the switch to childcare near work.
7 reasons to try city childcare
Convenient for breastfeeding mums
Imagine being able to walk to your child’s centre to offer a quick feed (and a snuggle) and then pop back to work? If you’re breastfeeding this is an excellent reason to consider childcare close to work. Guardian Childcare & Education CBD centres even have breastfeeding facilities so you can feed bub in comfort before returning to work.
Heck, even if you’re not breastfeeding, you can still drop in for a little cuddle and chat during your lunch break if you’re close enough (and if these little visits excite your child – we wouldn’t recommend doing it until your little one becomes comfortable at saying goodbye at drop-offs).
Another big benefit to choosing childcare close to your work? If your child becomes sick or unwell, you are literally only a few minutes away from collecting them.
A commuting buddy
Making the trek to the city can be a bit of a bore, but not with your tiny commuter in tow! Choosing CBD childcare means you and your little one can enjoy some quality time as you commute every morning and afternoon. It also means shorter hours for your little one at daycare.
Flexible for longer hours and early starts
Plus, childcare close to work is also ideal if you happen to work early hours or late hours and need to drop off when the centre opens. There is less rush in the morning and evening and this makes for a much more relaxed experience.
Perfect for parent involvement
Often childcare centres will do special days – Graduation, Mother’s Day teas, Bookweek parades, etc. Choosing a childcare centre close to work means you can most likely be involved without trekking too far from the office! Take an hour off, scoot over for the event, and make it back to the desk with minimal dramas. And don’t forget the camera!
City adventures await!
Although not all city childcare centres provide ‘city excursions’ many do! Guardian Childcare & Education, for example, has an awesome ‘Out & About’ excursion program that offers the children the opportunity to explore and discover the city, visit some key landmarks and learn about the world around them.
How fun would that be?
A home away from home
If you are looking into childcare and are a little hesitant at choosing city childcare, we totally get it! I mean, parking is a nightmare in the city at the best of times!
But Guardian Childcare & Education has that covered too with easy pickup and drop off procedures, pram parking and dedicated car park areas for parents.
Another thing that sets Guardian Childcare & Education’s CBD centres apart is that they bring the city convenience into a calming, quiet learning space, removed from the noise and the busyness of city life. There’s plenty of space to play and explore with resource-rich indoor and outdoor environments.
With dedicated rooms for each age group, a world-class play-based Kindergarten & Preschool program delivered by qualified teachers, and centre cooks serving nutritionally balanced, seasonal meals and snacks on-site every day, you can head to the office knowing your child is in great hands. No need to pack lunches either!!!
And, best of all, your child is only a short stroll away!
Flexible childcare for families
Post-COVID, our working routines have changed. That’s why Guardian’s CBD childcare centres are changing with you.
Open early and closing late with casual care available (depending on your centre), the Guardian team can help you manage the daily juggle of working and parenting. Speak to a Centre Manager at your Guardian CBD Centre and find out about how their flexible booking options can work with your new schedule.
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