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.
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…READ MORE >
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…READ MORE >
Competing pressures of work and caring responsibilities are adversely impacting the health and well-being of Australian working families. Government and the business community are being called on to do more to invest in and embed family friendly workplace practices that support people to thrive at work and at home, and address gender inequality when it…READ MORE >
We know that family-friendly workplace policies have a far-reaching impact. From the employees who use them, to the organisations that implement them, and the families that they positively affect, when parents and carers feel supported in their workplace to be able to balance the pressures and needs of both their career and home life, then…READ MORE >
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.
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.
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
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Our Members - Family Friendly Workplaces
Gilbert & Tobin
Baker & McKenzie
Colin Biggers Paisley
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.
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.
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.
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. .
We have a wide range of educational podcasts on topics like career, parenting and wellbeing.
We have toolkits and learning programs for leaders so they can help employees transition or manage work and family demands
Consulting & Specialised Services
Parents At Work can support you to design and implement policies and strategies to ensure your organisation is family friendly.
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.
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.
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.
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