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Bringing up baby in the office – Financial Times

On June 5th 2017, Emma de Vita published an article in the Financial Times about coworking with childcare options around the world. She came to Third Door with her son to experience our flexible workhub and nursery first hand. You can read the article on the FT website if you are a subscriber or see below.

Coworking with Childcare – 7 years on!

Third Door (Workhub & Nursery) is celebrating seven years of being in business this month. Over that time, rapid advances in technology have made flexible working a more viable option for working parents as well as employers and we see that reflected in our membership growth. When we launched, we spent our time explaining why Third Door(…)

Coworking vs Homeworking – what’s best for you?

The majority of our members are freelancers, small business owners and employees who are managing to balance work and family life through flexible working. They have chosen coworking over home-working and its easy to see why. Coworking allows you to separate work from home, maximises productivity and creativity, reduces loneliness, helps you create a network(…)

Zoe’s Third Door Journey

I started using Third Door (Workhub & Nursery) when my little boy Jackson was about 7 months old. My contract at the BBC had finished just before I went on maternity leave and I was contemplating whether to go back to work at all when a friend sent me a really interesting link to a freelance(…)

#workthatworks – Lucia’s Story

I came across Third Door when looking for a place for Tessa to go to when she was 5 months old. I was ready to go back to work and needed somewhere I could take my daughter for a few hours a week. The idea of a Nursery and a Workhub all in one is absolutely(…)

Flexappeal – the benefits of flexible working

If more jobs were flexible by default, more men could share childcare responsibilities and more women could work in roles where their skills are fully utilised. It is for this reason that Third Door has pledged to promote flexible working and supports Anna Whitehouse aka MotherPukka in her ‘Flexappeal’ campaign to raise awareness that 54,000 women leave(…)

Third Door and the Women’s Equality Party

Third Door’s ultimate goal is to improve the work/life balance for families with working parents. This goal is closely aligned with the Women Equality Party’s Equal Parenting and Caregiving objective. Equal parenting will help reduce the pay gap, enable more men to take part in childcare, and allow more children to benefit from time with both their parents.(…)

Making the most of Shared Parental Leave

Third Door Member, Sarah Rose, shares her experience of Shared Parental Leave. This new legislation was announced from Third Door in November 2012 by the then Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. It’s now over a year since the new Shared Parental Leave legislation came into force, allowing parents to share up to 50 week’s worth(…)

Third Door is awarded e-QC for Nursery provision above national standards

Quality accreditation scheme e-Quality Counts (e-QC) from the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is designed to help nurseries explore all aspects of its care and education to ensure delivery of the best possible service for young children. Well just this past year, the NDNA awarded our nursery a Level 1 – above national standards! Working(…)