A Restaurant in New York Is Offering Workers Free Child Care

This put up initially appeared on October 19, 2019, in Amanda Kludt’s publication “From the Editor,” a roundup of essentially the most important information and tales in the meals world every week. Read the archives and subscribe now.


This week I realized a couple of new thrilling (lifechanging?) profit restaurateur Camilla Marcus is providing the 30 staffers at her restaurant west~bourne in downtown New York: Free, versatile, and shut childcare.

In a lot of America the typical value of childcare has exceeded the typical value of school. It is deemed unaffordable by just about each metric. In just about each area. For hourly restaurant employees, who oftentimes lack constant schedules, work outdoors the hours of regular daycare operations, and don’t earn sufficient cash to reside near their workplaces, discovering secure and reasonably priced childcare is an all-consuming downside.

Marcus met the founders of Vivvi, a VC-backed childcare startup that goals to construct a extra versatile, employer-sponsored daycare, and satisfied them to increase hours to 2 a.m. for restaurant employees. Using federal and state incentives, she’ll be paying round $50 per day of childcare for her workers that wish to use it. (FWIW, from what I’ve discovered market fee in NYC is round $125 – 200/day.) Instead of committing to a schedule, they will use it when wanted.

As somebody who pays the equal of a great full time wage for childcare for 2 youngsters too younger for public college, I’m sitting right here wonderning what the catch is. Am I too credulous to assume these well-intentioned folks with large cash backing and authorities credit can remedy a seemingly intractible downside? And how can I promote my firm on it?



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