Introduction of Plug & Play for working parents
June 6, 2012 by Sarah
Plug & Play has recently been launched to provide a solution to the problems faced by mobile workers with children. The new facility offers Plug where parents and carers can work, while their children are taken care of in Play. The Plug & Play initiative was founded by Amy Braden, and is situated in Austin Texas.
Three years ago, Amy experienced difficulties while trying to balance her working life with her family life. She came up with the idea of a modern space which could cater for the needs of children on an hourly basis, while offering a professional area for parents who have flexible jobs like freelancing, job sharing or telecommuting. Melinda Ortega, the director of child care operations for Plug & Play has over 15 years experience working with children, previously working at Primrose School at Cedar Park West. The child care facilities at Plug & Play are structured to offer much more than just a baby sitting service. There are three age groups from six weeks to four years, with up to 32 children being cared for at any one time.
Although the new facility is sure to be hugely popular, the company will promote the center using the services of a local printing company, using their business card printing services. It isn’t possible to enrol for the Play workshops unless signing up for the Plug scheme, as the center is aimed primarily at working professionals. There are several packages available, although it’s possible to use the pay-as-you-go service.