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HR managers are there to support the business with its people-related systems and processes and to ensure they comply with relevant legislation. From staffing, policy setting, recruitment, onboarding, training, staff protection, employment law to compensation and benefits, a HR manager wears many hats.
It’s a role that can certainly be challenging at times as HR managers deal with sensitive and emotionally fuelled issues such as grievances and dismissal of staff. Yet it’s also a position that brings with it the opportunity to find ways to delight staff with some great perks. A great HR department cares about the well-being of their employees and finds ways to contribute positively to that and there’s no better HR manager than one whom can help working parents with their childcare arrangements.
Amongst working parents it’s no secret that the school holidays present an annual headache. Having to arrange childcare to fill an average of 13 weeks holiday every year is always going to be a challenge. It sees mums and dads using up annual leave entitlement at different times from each other to cover as many days as possible, then there’s the big ask of the grandparents (again!) and the endless favours with friends.
However, although there’s always an element of puzzling it all together, that puzzle is made so much easier when employers and specifically HR departments support parents with their childcare arrangements. In addition to flexible working arrangements, such as starting work later or finishing earlier, an additional company perk such as discounted holiday childcare can be a real benefit for some and a life saver for others!
When looking at holiday childcare options for your parents an activity day camp provider is the perfect option as they provide professional childcare from 8.30am to 5.30pm in the school holidays with extended hours available from 8am up to 6pm. What’s more, the larger operators have 40+ sites which are conveniently located for commuters and they boast outstanding facilities which enable them to offer more than 80 activities.
Offering that crucial peace of mind, operators such as Barracudas Activity Day camps, have a staggering 89% of their customers booking childcare with them because they’re working parents.
Here’s what working parent Heather Wilson, has to say:
“Excellent location, brilliant staff and simply put, the most organised holiday club my children have been to. The range of activities is amazing and I love that the kids are physically active every day. The hours suit working parents (unlike a lot of holiday clubs that only cover 9-3) and you can pay for early morning late pick up if needed. My children have, by necessity, had to attend holiday clubs and this is the first one where they are already asking to go back... That has to be the best recommendation you could ask for!”
This is why Barracudas’ Corporate Scheme is so popular and more than 40 companies have signed up to enable them to offer great discounts to their staff.
Knowing how busy HR departments and parents are, Barracudas have made the process for HR managers signing up to the scheme and parents making bookings incredibly easy. In fact, in just 3 steps your staff could be enjoying the benefits of discounted holiday childcare and your organisation can be happy in the knowledge they’re supporting the well-being of the team.
As well as being very simple to set up, the best thing is that signing up to the corporate scheme won’t cost you a penny. Parents will benefit from £10 off the standard weekly rates and half price extended hours giving them extra flexibility to accommodate their working schedule. Another bonus for parents when using an Ofsted registered scheme such as Barracudas is that if they have a childcare account, including a tax-free childcare account then they can use these to pay for part or even all of their holiday activities.
So why not support your workforce with a great employee perk? For more information and to see the good company you’ll be in when you sign up to a corporate partnership with Barracudas Activity Day Camps, take a look at our Corporate Scheme.