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Welcome to Parents At Work

Parents at Work is a world leading provider of education and coaching services
for workplaces, parents, carers and leaders.

Welcome to Parents At Work

Parents At Work a is membership-based organisation providing work + family education and policy advisory services  to workplaces and individuals.

We’re on a mission to create family friendly workplaces so that people and businesses can thrive.  

Since 2007 we have provided over 100,000 families globally with vital family, career and wellbeing services. We collaborate with employers, policy makers and industry professionals to advocate for improved wellbeing and gender equality outcomes at work and at home by:

  • Developing family-friendly workplace framework and policies
  • Delivering world class parental leave and return to work training and coaching
  • Giving employers access to research and thought leadership
  • Delivering roundtables, workshops and podcasts
  • Connecting to parenting, wellbeing and career expert partners
  • Sharing stories, resources and guidance via an online learning platform
  • Showcasing family friendly initiatives to enhance employer brand

Our membership is made up of global and local organisations and we've been recognised by the Human Rights Commission for our advocacy work.

100,000+ Parents and Carers

100,000+ Parents and Carers

We have provided over 100,000 families globally with vital parental leave support, career transition and wellbeing services. 

50/50 Gender Equality

50/50 Gender Equality

We support progressive employers to achieve gender equality targets through developing and supporting high potential talent.

97% Wellbeing

97% Wellbeing

97% of our coaching participants have reported a significant improvement in satisfaction with work life alignment.

94% Retention

94% Retention

Targeted family friendly strategies have resulted in high retention levels (94%), high loyalty levels and reduced absenteeism. 

Employer-Supported Childcare: Why it’s needed and how companies can provide it

With November 20th being World Children’s Day, UNICEF’s global day of action for children, it’s an opportunity to focus on a major issue for many working parents in Australia – childcare. Affordable, quality childcare is one of the four family-friendly policies that UNICEF recommends workplaces around the world need to implement to ensure they are…

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What Impact Does Employee Wellbeing Have on Your Organisation?

Peter Caddy from Medibank enjoyed his Parental Leave. The 2019 National Working Families Report key findings released last week revealed some confronting results when it comes to the health and wellbeing of employees juggling work and family life that are hard to ignore. The survey of over 6,000 participants provided feedback on the impact of…

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Media Release: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety in Australia taking a toll on Parents

Perinatal depression and anxiety is costing Australia $877 million annually according to a PwC analysis prepared for Gidget Foundation Australia and the Perinatal Mental Health Consortium. This is supported by the findings of the recent National Working Families survey undertaken by Parents at Work & Karitane of more than 6,000 Australian families, where 60% of…

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Supporting employees through Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

Depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the first year of parenting (the perinatal period) affects around 20% of mothers and 10% of fathers. That is almost 100,000 parents in Australia each year. Many of these parents continue their everyday life, including their employment, with those around them unaware of their suffering. This year, the Perinatal…

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Be recognised as a Family Friendly Employer

Be recognised as a Family Friendly Employer

Join Parents At Work and be part of our network of recognised employers who are committed to providing a family friendly workplace culture. We will support you to meet and exceed the minimum requirements that set you apart as a Family Friendly Employer.

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Employer Membership

Parents At Work know you value being an Employer of Choice. That’s why we work with you to  build your case for being an organisation people want to devote their career (and lives) to.

Parents At Work Membership gives organisations access to best practice polices, benefits and education which actively support managers, working parents and carers at different stages of life to successfully plan for and balance their career, family and wellness.

We provide online, on demand access to learning courses, coaching, unique events, a concierge service and access to an interactive working parent education platform full of tips, tools and other helpful content.

These services actively support managers, working parents and carers at different life stages to successfully plan for and balance their career, family and wellness.

We work with employers to support them to be a family friendly employer of choice.

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For Individuals

Parents, carers and leaders, you'll have access to individual and group support via online and face to face learning tools and career wellbeing coaching.

  • Parental Leave and Return to Work transition planning
  • Explore and create flexible work options
  • On demand online career and parenting classes
  • Face to face Career, Balance and Wellbeing workshops
  • Access Executive Career & Wellbeing Coaching
  • Ask an expert via the Parents At Work concierge team
  • Online resource centre for care, career and family services
  • Working Dads connect group for fathers
  • Special events

 

 

 

Our Members - Family Friendly Workplaces

Giving Back

Becoming a member of Parents At Work means your organisation is giving back. Parents At Work donates its time and funding towards important research, gender equality and family advocacy initiatives designed to support parents and carers globally and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This includes initiatives like the National Working Families Survey, Aussie Dads Photography Exhibition, Advancing Parental Leave Equality Network (APLEN), fatherhood support to White Ribbon Australia, and more.

Membership Features

Parents At Work members are recognised as family friendly workplaces. 

Family-friendly policies increase employee morale, job satisfaction and productivity while reducing absenteeism, disengagement and recruitment costs.

Your organisational membership includes access to the following services.

Education platform

Working parents, their mangers and their partners have access to our on demand educational platform.  Ask us about a customised platform for your organisation

Open Learning Courses

Access to online and face to face courses on topics covering career, parenting, care and wellbeing.

Toolkits & Guides

Access activities, guides and tools to navigate career family and wellbeing. Share with your family members

Working Dads Program

This is a unique program for working dads to access support with career and fatherhood.

Executive coaching

Working parents have access to executive coaching to support them with career, or wellbeing.

Concierge

Access to a concierge team to answer questions and direct enquiries.

Child & Aged Care

Access activities, guides and tools to navigate career family and wellbeing. Share with your family members. .

Educational podcasts

We have a wide range of educational podcasts on topics like career, parenting and wellbeing.

Manager Training

We have toolkits and learning programs for leaders so they can help employees transition or manage work and family demands 

Consulting & Specialised Services

Policy design

Parents At Work can support you to design and implement policies and strategies to ensure your organisation is family friendly.

Return-ship programs

Considering a return to work program to hire people looking to break back into the workforce?  Parents At Work can design and deliver a returnship program for your workplace.  See the Deloitte return to work program we support as an example.

Testimonials

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This is an outstanding service that working parents should take advantage of when returning to work after a break. This will help you get perspective & work through any challenges that are unique to you. My Coach was wonderful - patient, caring and practical

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I had been back at work after having my first baby for seven months when I realised I needed some additional support and engaged Parents At Work for three coaching sessions. These were brilliant; my Coach provided a different perspective and challenged my existing thinking in how I approached my career, work, family and self.

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We have received extremely strong feedback about the Parents at Lendlease program delivered by Parents at Work for both our female and male employees.  The one on one coaching has been extremely successful offering our employees a personalised service to focus on their career and juggling the challenges of family and work.

I was given some great tools and guidance for getting over these "hurdles". I can't recommend this coaching program enough for new, or seasoned parents, or parents to be.

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Thank you for the awesome program. It helped me realise other mums have the same challenges, helped me lift the constraints I have been placing on myself & gave me tools to make it happen such as using positive language when negotiating flexibility, getting mentors, taking action and networking. Thanks for the kick start.

Membership enquiries

We service Australia, New Zealand, UK, US and Singapore and HK.

Sydney, Australia office - Suite 108, 7-11 Clarke Street, Crows Nest, NSW, 2068

Melbourne, Australia office - Level 3 Collins Street Tower, 480 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Tel: +61 2 9967 8377

Email: info@parentsatwork.com.au