Free Childcare for Mumpreneurs! Who is with me?

(2 Posts)
Locamama Wed 05-Jun-13 16:40:36

It was suggested to me that it might be worth posting this locally...
Basically, dismayed by the cost of childcare, childcare options and lack of support for entrepreneurial parents I would like to trial a Community Working Crèche.

This is basically a FREE or heavily subsidised workspace and crèche facility for preschoolers. It would be for parents in the early stages of business start up (perhaps 1 year), parents wishing to brush up skills by volunteering for a charity or social enterprise, parents working for charities/social enterprises who sign up and eventually any employer who would agree to the scheme. (Much further down the line)

I have been in contact locally with my local MP, councillor, local authority, Pre School Learning Alliance and whoever else will listen. So far positive responses all round, the local authority has asked me to find a location and have suggested starting with venues that already cater for preschoolers that may have an additional space attached that could be used as workspace.

Apart from that there is funding to consider, but it seems that it would be eligible for community funding, grant funding and who knows, it could attract a bit of sponsorship from those organisations who say they support women into work, flexible working etc. But it is a numbers game, you have to show there are enough people who want it.

It can't help everyone I know and would be suitable for everyone but if this idea interests you and you want to support please PM me.

And if anyone wants to help even better, Marketing people, grant writers, grant givers, email senders anything would be greatly appreciated. Also on Community
http://workingcreche4all.wordpress.com/ and @Creche4good. Should I do a FB page?

Sipsik Sun 23-Mar-14 01:25:21

I had a very similar idea, but you have surely got a lot further ahead with it whilst I was still contemplating. Yes, I am happy to help out any way I can, which we can discuss in detail later on. Please get in touch. Annika 07932510938 or siiski@hotmail.com

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