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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

For over a decade, we have been providing expertise, advocacy and education programs to inform and empower parents, carers and their employers, to successfully balance the ongoing and interdependent demands of career, family and personal wellbeing.

We're on a mission to improve the lives of parents and carers by creating family friendly workplaces.

We collaborate with employers, policy makers and industry professionals to improve gender equality outcomes at work and at home by;

  • creating and delivering best practice gender balanced parental leave, return to work programs
  • supporting and advocating for working families
  • promoting family-friendly workplaces which support work-life balance and flexible working

We are a membership based organisation, together, working in partnership with progressive employers, we have provided over 100,000 families with access to vital parental leave and return to work transition programs, work life balance support, career management and other care services.

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

Emma Walsh | Founder CEO

Become a family friendly employer of choice

Become a family friendly employer of choice

With family, equality, wellbeing and productivity top of mind, our strategies and programs

help employers and families rethink how work and family life is integrated. 

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Employer Membership

Parents At Work Membership gives organisations and their employees an opportunity to participate in a range of targeted Career, Family and Wellbeing services.

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.


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 Clients, Supporters & Awards

Membership Features

Customise a membership program to suit your employees and your organisation.  

We have standard, professional individual membership levels or enterprise wide level to choose from.  

The membership is designed to support both parents, carers and their leaders with:

Parental leave transition, Return to work, Flexible Working, Balance and Wellbeing, 

Child care or Aged Care, Parenting and Career Management

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.


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.

Membership Benefits

Parental leave arrangements
that work for everyone.

An expert one-stop-shop that enables companies and managers to easily operate a fair and consistent parental leave process that is beneficial for everyone

A well-managed & successful return to work.

Tools and support for employees to plan for, negotiate and return to work in a way that works well for them and their manager

Win-win flexible working outcomes.

Flexible working arrangements for mothers and fathers
that deliver good company outcomes, including
improved productivity and loyalty.

Improved equality at work and home.

Ability for organisations to provide a fair and equal
opportunity for men and women to take on parental
and other caring responsibilities without it having a
negative impact on their careers or the potential for
pregnancy and caring discrimination issues

Boosted support for key leaders.

Fast track outcomes for key leaders
who need to return to work seamlessly.

Thriving employees building sustainable careers.

Helping people build sustainable career plans that
integrate with the rest of their life and improve
their wellbeing, resulting in improved
motivation, productivity and satisfaction.

Open Learning Courses & Coaching



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


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.


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.


I wanted to share my feedback following the seminar yesterday. Even though I have been on maternity leave once before, I found it very helpful. The facilitators were great – they both speak from experience (personally and professionally) and it was helpful to be able to have a mini coaching group session with one of them at the end of the morning. It was also great to be able to walk away with a toolkit booklet


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.


Thanks for the Seminar. It was fantastic, the presenters were so professional, yet down to earth and I really felt I could open up about some of the issues I was facing. It was great to leave knowing that I can have greater confidence in my ability as a mum and a professional to get things working really well and that I can go after what I really want.

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