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Sitters / Au Pairs in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria -Corporate Emergency ChildCare Backup

AnytimeCare Corporate

Does Your Organisation employ Parents?

If so, your business may be missing out on an important talent retention and productivity tool, losing thousands of hours of service annually which is negatively impacting your bottom line. What is this missing metric, unlikely to currently be monitored within your organisation?

Emergency Backup Childcare Needs.

In the UK, despite government providing 30 free hours of high quality childcare weekly, parents, whether male or female fulfilling managerial and executive roles still miss an average of 9 working days per annum, over and above their annual and sick leave, to fulfill the role of emergency childcare provider to their children or to 'fill-in' where their contracted childcare provider is ill.  In South Africa, the statistics regarding the number of days lost by employers per annum due to their employees’ lack of access to emergency child care, do not exist, are unaccounted for by STATSSA or tracked internally.  From the feedback that we have obtained from local businesses though, it is believed to be higher than the aforementioned international average.

Imagine how many days SA parents need to take off work without the 30 hours of free care a week? If you have just 10 parents working for your company, at the lowest, this is a resulting 100 to 200 days annually, and many of South Africa’s largest companies employ far more than 10 executives who are also parents.Besides the obvious loss of time to the business, lost revenues, and a resulting decline in productivity, further impacting on turnover, are there other reasons to consider catering to and providing emergency childcare facilities to your team?

It is also important to be cognizant of the fact that at present, 56% of all current South African graduates are female, it is important to be aware that traditional parenting styles are changing. Men are taking a far more active role in their children’s rearing and women are occupying far more executive positions. Numerous studies show that high functioning, well-educated employees; in other words, your organisations top talent, whether male or female, tend to equally share childcare duties.

With both parents using their sick and annual leave to cater to these needs, being unable to spend time together as a family has potential negative consequences which may impact on performance. When families are unable to spend time together, this can lead to marital breakdown, divorce or relationship deterioration, which has potential to further effect performance, mental health and leads to higher staff turnover and absenteeism.

It is evidently in your companies’ best interest to know how many days of business your company is losing out on due to a lack of emergency childcare availability. When your company is being affected by possibly years in lost time per annum. This is a statistic that could vastly improve your business and employees performance.


  • Lowered rates of absenteeism
  • Improved employee productivity
  • Increased employee satisfaction
  • Increased talent retention
  • Improved commitment from employees
  • Attracting talent
  • Assisting employees make better planning decisions

Services Offered:

  • Consultation and Emergency Childcare Assessment Services: Includes internal audit and needs evaluation
  • Professional Emergency Backup Childcare Services based on your companies assessed needs *
  • Onsite full time Childcare Services**
  • Onsite school holiday childcare services **
  • Holiday programme provision
  • Leave planning tools to assist your organisation and your employees to plan ahead

*Available in Cape Town only
**Available in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria

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