Third Door (Workhub & Nursery) was chosen as the venue to announce flexible parental leave and extending the right to request flexible working to everyone.

 14 Nov – The Cabinet Press Office chose innovative Putney based business, Third Door (Workhub & Nursery) as the venue to unveil Deputy Prime Minister’s keynote speech on flexible parental leave and the right to request flexible working to everyone, not just parents.

Third Door (Workhub & Nursery) provides parents both a flexible professional workspace to work from and more importantly, a flexible daycare Nursery that fits around their needs as a working parent.

Shazia, the cofounder of Third Door said, “Last week, the press team for the Cabinet Office approached Third Door as a possible venue for the Deputy Prime Ministers keynote speech.

Flexibility is core to what we provide at Third Door and the press team were very excited to have found us in their web search as Third Door ticked so many boxes for them including shared parental duties and flexible childcare”.

Nick Clegg was interviewed by the media from the Third Door Nursery. He also made time to meet the children in the Nursery and their parents in the Workhub.

Nick Clegg at Third Door (Workhub & Nursery)

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

“As a Government we want to give parents more choice so it was fantastic to visit Third Door and see for myself the service they are providing for working mums and dads and their children.”

“Like many of the best ideas it is a brilliantly simple concept, but one that took two truly inspirational people to think up. Third Door gives people flexibility and choice so they can combine a fulfilling career with one of the most rewarding jobs there is – being a parent.”

One half of the Third Door Workhub was converted into a conference room where Shazia introduced the Deputy Prime Minister to an audience of 80 people including Third Door members.



Shazia welcomes the announcement with open arms, stating,  “It’s about time we did move into the 21st Century and today’s announcement is certainly one step closer. Third Door is already ahead of the game having met a gap in the market for flexible Nurseries and allowing fathers to be able to spend quality time with their child during the working week and not just weekends. We are thrilled with the endorsement from the Deputy Prime Minister and hope that in the not too distance future that there are Third Door facilities throughout the UK”.

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