An Office Nursery

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The Nursery
It isn't unusual for women who own their own companies and are also new mothers to have a nursery close to their office, but what is unusual & awesome is for a business owner to open a nursery within their office for their employees.

Rachel Zoe recently did just that. In 2014 five of her employees became new mums. Rachel herself has been able to build a business with her family by her side. She didn't want her staff to have to choose between family and work, she wanted them to have the same work life balance that she has.

Zoe says "I feel good sending the message to my team that they work for a company that supports and celebrates who they are in their personal lives and that we aren’t afraid to let those truths influence the culture in the office in order to make us more productive and happy on the whole." 

This attitude sounds amazing & Zoe encourages us all to "never apologise for being dedicated to your kids and challenge those around you to not only acknowledge, but celebrate your ability to be a mother and an asset in the workplace". 

Is your workplace supportive of you being a mum or is it something that you have to or feel that you need to hide? While my workplace doesn't have a nursery, it is supportive of it's employee's family lives, offering part-time work and flexible time. If the day-care drop off runs late, you can make the time up at the end of the day and things like that. But I know of workplaces that aren't so family friendly. Hopefully all workplaces can more more to the Rachel Zoe way of thinking.

Read more about Zoe's philosophy here