Shanghai Establishes Workplace Nurseries to Ease Employee Childcare Burdens

August 17, 2017
By China Women's NewsEditor: Penny Huang
Several firms in the city have established so-called "parent-child studios" to alleviate employees' child-rearing burden, with assistance from social organizations. [Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions]

 

Under the guidance of Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions, several firms in the city have established so-called "parent-child studios" to alleviate employees' child-rearing burden, with assistance from social organizations.

With the implementation of the universal two-child policy, how to look after children during working hours has become a worrisome issue for working parents.

There are now 68 such nursery rooms across the city, with 55 of them running special courses during the school summer holidays. They have eased more than 2,000 working people's child-rearing strains, said He Huijuan, inspector of the federation.

In order to further standardize the workshop's management and services, the federation recently issued the paper Measures on Installing and Operating Shanghai Employees' Parent-Child Studio.

To ensure the quality of the rooms, the document specifies that each visitor in the studio should be given no less than three square meters of activity space, and the ratio of caregivers to children should be 1:10 or higher.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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