Reduce Costly Absenteeism

Press Release from Nannies & Kids United - Employer Sponsored Backup Childcare

Have you ever been working and your child calls and says, “Mommy! I’m sick!” at the most inconvenient of times? It happens all the time, doesn’t it? Here’s what nearly every parent wants to do when that happens. Reach for their smart phone, open up an app on their phone to try and find a backup childcare provider close by. That would cost you $30 in childcare fees just in case your main caregiver is unavailable. What if you could find a way to make that $30 disappear?

The average American worker spends 19% of their weekly pay on childcare. By providing employees with backup childcare, you may be interested to know that by eliminating even a single day of out-of-pocket costs for the employee, your company can recoup $4,390 in productivity costs. The numbers don’t lie. This benefit is definitely one worth looking into.

In order for employees to be able to focus on their work, companies should provide backup childcare or allow employees the option of bringing their children to work.

It is crucial that employees are not stressed by the responsibilities of parenting if they are expected to complete tasks at work. When given choices and support, parents can feel empowered and engaged in the workplace.

For example, Google has a daycare facility on site with doctors and nurses who have easy access to your children should anything happen while you’re working. Over 30% of Google’s employees have children and 70% wish they could bring their kids to work.


Companies specific policies for Backup childcare:

With a 40% chance of losing your job if you fail to show up for work and an additional 20% chance of losing your job if you’re late too often. It’s incredibly important that companies have backup plans in case employees miss work. Backup plans are especially important with respect to children, who are often the primary bread winners in their families. They can be left without support if the job loses its primary bread winner.


Child care plans benefit both employers and employee by allowing both parties to feel secure in the knowledge that the other party may not be able to show up for work due to some unexpected, uncontrollable circumstance.


Backup childcare can be provided for any time, day or night and is provided on a per month basis regardless of whether employees wish to use it.


Advantages of employer specific backup childcare for employees:



Companies incurs additional cost for each employee by providing backup childcare services. Because of this, it is expected that employees will use backup childcare services as often as possible to support the private and public investment in this resource. If employees do not make use of the service, not only will they be likely let go from their jobs, but so will their children.



Employees are granted unprecedented access to company resources such as workspaces and information regarding company business. It is ironic that society grants parents unprecedented access to their children’s education but does not grant them the same type of access to the resources of a private corporation.



Because backup childcare services are uniquely designed for each employer. Employees will gain an in-depth understanding of what their employers need and how to execute on that need. This is critical for employees who will be transitioning from a corporate environment to a corporate family.



Due to the introduction of backup childcare, employees will be able to grow and develop into specialized roles at their employers. The risk of loss of income is a significant motivator for people to not only take up these positions, but to strive for the best in their future occupations. This is especially true for young children who will be growing up surrounded by adult caretakers and lack peer relationships, which are critical socially, physically and mentally.


Employers policies in finding backup childcare for their employees :

  • Offer incentives to employees who find backup childcare.


  • Provide the option of using flexible work hours that include part-time, job sharing and telecommuting.


  • Establish backup childcare priorities for employees.


  • Provide information about services near company headquarters and workplaces.


The role of the employer should include providing information about what types of services are available. Also, how much they cost and where to find them. There are also ways that employers can help parents make these arrangements even easier through flexible work schedules.

When employers provide childcare, they also have to consider whether or not the childcare is going to be adequate and meet their employees needs. In some cases, employer-provided childcare might not be enough to fill the needs of the employee. Thus, they would have to find their own care. The employer should do an analysis of what kind of childcare is best for their company.

When it comes to negotiating overtime and holiday pay, the employer should keep in mind that employees may not be able to use backup childcare during these times. When they find out that they are unable to get backup childcare during the planning stages of their vacation, there are many options for them to receive additional compensation. These options include compensating them for alternative work assignments. Also, providing a guaranteed number of hours per week as pay for their time off. Many employers have also started requiring backup childcare prior to vacation.


Impact on Business Without Backup Childcare:

The business world is increasingly aware of the need for greater flexibility in work schedules. Many companies have policies in place to support working parents, but these policies are often entirely dependent on the individual. When faced with a prospective parent’s request for more flexible hours, some employers may fear that the person will not be able to handle an increased workload. Others may hope that the individual will leave their current position to create a “vacuum” for their chosen replacement. The purpose of this article is to begin to present a strategic and organized approach to supporting working parents. Thus, without having to create an individualized set of policies.

The personal impact on families is also one that cannot be ignored. Without a reliable backup caregiver, mothers and fathers must juggle their work schedules with their children’s and other family needs. This can put a strain on relationships and leave little time to enjoy each other’s company. Many become resentful, others become trapped in self-destructive cycles, and some opt out entirely.

Flexible work hours are becoming increasingly accepted in the business world as essential to modern business growth. In fact, flexible working arrangements are reported as a key factor for more than 45% of employees in accepting a job offer.



Reasons Working Parents Need BackUp Childcare:

Many families need backup childcare for their children because both adults work, and the availability of affordable childcare is limited. These parents face a hard decision: either not work or quit working to look after the kids. Backup childcare can help parents solve this problem.


How to Ensure Backup Childcare for Children is Reliable?

Planning for child care needs can be overwhelming, but here are a few tips to help you.


*The first thing you need to do is research all the various options available in your area. Ask friends, colleagues and family if they know of any good providers who offer in-home care or daycare services. You can also check with your local school district, preschools and libraries for information on available programs.


*Determine that there are options available in your area. You need to make a list of your family’s needs and what it will cost to provide those services.


*You can create your plan by getting all the families (including adults who might be able to help) together for an information session.


*This should include: an overview of the various types of child care available and how much kids or daycare might cost. Also, how often each child would need care during the week.

*Once you have all this information, you will also want to create a family budget. Make sure that child care providers understand the amount of money that is available.


*You should also consider getting financial support. Such as a combination of public assistance and private scholarships if you are struggling to pay for daycare.


*Once your day care needs are well planned, time is the next important factor.


*You should allocate the hours to the various people in your family so that everyone can get the care they need.


*The final thing you should do is start making arrangements for any nanny or household help that you might need.


How does Backup Childcare Help Employers?

Backup childcare is a popular concept that has been around for decades. It helps accommodate the needs of employers by providing childcare during business hours for their employees. In addition, people with disabilities, stay-at-home parents, and single parents often have children who can attend backup childcare as well. This means that not only are you able to rely on convenience and low rates. Also, on the quality and safety of the child care facilities. Some employers also use backup childcare as a recruiting tool.


Backup childcare provides a service for paid employees and job seekers. Paid employees benefit by having the opportunity to work without worrying about finding a backup childcare provider if an unexpected event arises. It also gives them confidence, knowing that they can count on their employer’s support with the needs of their child(ren). Job seekers benefit by gaining the employer’s confidence in their work-life balance.

Backup childcare can be an incentive for employees to stay with a company and keep their stable source of income. It can also give them the opportunity to reach new goals such as promotion, more money, and more job satisfaction.

Backup child care is an essential service for parents who would not otherwise be able to provide for their children in a safe environment during the regular working hours.



How much does backup childcare cost ?

Childcare can get quite expensive; there’s no doubt about it. One of the biggest expenses you’ll have is your child’s backup care provider. The average cost for backup childcare is between $200 and $400 a week, with rates typically differing in regions.

Luckily, most people eventually find some sort of work-around to avoid needing to pay for childcare during the day. But, if you’d still like to know how much backup childcare costs, here are some helpful insights.


Backup childcare  strategies:

If you’re a working parent with children and both you and your spouse work full-time, it can be difficult to find someone reliable to watch your kids. This article will discuss some strategies for finding baby-sitters.

It’s difficult to find babysitting jobs and other alternatives for the working parents in our community who want childcare services but cannot find them within their city or are not able to afford to pay for childcare on their own. If you are a concerned parent and are in search for reliable childcare options, you should consider speaking with your neighbors, family members and friends.

It’s not always easy to find childcare services when there is no one to watch your kids if you’re working full-time. The key to finding a trustworthy baby-sitter or babysitting service is by getting everyone in the community feedbacks They might be able to help make some connections for you or can offer their own services as well.


Safety Measures Before Hiring a Backup Childcare:

Before you start a new job, it’s important to think about what will happen if your primary childcare falls ill or out. It’s not just children who need backup, after all! If you’re considering hiring a childcare provider, keep these safety measures in mind.

The first step is to ask the person with the vacancy in your company whether they have any experience looking after children. If they haven’t had much experience, that raises concerns. After all, you wouldn’t expect a childcare worker to know about your company’s projects or operations. It’s up to you as the hiring manager to check on their childcare experiences by asking questions and making it clear what kind of experience they’ll have with working with children.

Ask the person in charge if they have experience working in childcare. Also, it’s now time to look at their credentials. The best way to identify the right person is by consulting the criteria of different childcare providers and seeing who fits your needs. Be aware, though, that not all childcare workers have the same qualifications. Some have degrees in childcare and others have worked as nannies in a family. Some providers are also qualified to provide childminders, who are usually more qualified than childminders.

Your next step is to look up the safety measures of different childcare providers that are available in your locality. When you’re choosing a provider, you have to decide between some that have high fees or low fees. You should consider the cost of childcare versus what you’re getting for your money. You’ll also want to be sure that you’re hiring a childcare provider that’s well-known in your locality. Also, who has higher standards for safety. The last thing you want is to hire someone who’s unqualified and could lead the children into trouble.

One way to find out what other people have said about the qualifications and reputation of different childcare providers is by reading online reviews about them.



Nannies are a popular option for organizations of all kinds, and for good reason. When you hire a nanny , you can be confident that the person you hire has been screened carefully and is in agreement with your values. Plus, this way your children will have someone who loves them as much as you do.


To add this benefit to your organization, please reach out to Nannies & Kids United at 770-284-6090 or [email protected]

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