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Welcome to Parents At Work

Supporting people to thrive at work and home

Parents At Work is a membership-based organisation providing Employee Benefits in the form of work + family education and policy advisory services.

We bridge the work and home divide by embedding flexibility, wellbeing, parental transition and wider caring services to enable workplaces and their people to thrive.

Since 2007, we have provided over 150,000 families globally with vital family, career and wellbeing services delivered via our digital Work + Family Hub, Coaching & Training programs.

Our membership is made up of organisations committed to being an employer of choice for families.  As a social enterprise, we partner with UNICEF and other human rights agencies to improve gender equality and work life wellbeing outcomes.

We are part of global people and culture advisory group Changing Places providing leadership, work life design and career management services.

Family Friendly Workplaces Certification

New Work + Family Standards provide employers with a benchmark of best practice guidelines that support employees meet their work, family and wellbeing needs, developed in partnership by Parents At Work and Unicef Australia. The Family Friendly Workplaces recognition framework certifies employers as a Family Inclusive Workplace™.

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How to become a family-inclusive employer?

Thursday 17th August | 12noon - 1pm AEDT

To support Australian employers understand how to become a more family-friendly workplace, we offer free webinars throughout the year. These online education sessions deepen employers’ understanding, knowledge and capability on how to be a family-inclusive employer.

The change that occurs when an employer improves its family-friendly capability impacts workplace culture, employee’s work-life wellbeing and the wider economy.

Our facilitators are experts in family-friendly policies and practices, and have trained thousands of Executives, HR/DEI practitioners and Business Leaders. They share their expertise and leading practice on flexibility, parental leave, family care and family wellbeing.

Guest Speaker - HCF

Hazel Rehn, Organisational Development Manager at HCF - Australia’s largest not-for-profit health fund – will bring to life their commitment to a family-friendly culture.

Putting the health and wellbeing of their 1.8 million members first, HCF has implemented programs and partnerships that focus on supporting families through practical tools and expert advice.

Hazel will share:

  • The impact and outcomes, including the actions they took to make it happen, of the Family Inclusive Workplace certification at HCF
  • The critical success factors for HCF’s family friendly workplace achievements
  • Key tips for organisations thinking about becoming a certified Family Friendly Workplace

In this session, we will cover the following:

  • What is a family-friendly workplace?
  • Why it matters – the business case, benefits and return on investment
  • An overview of the National Work & Family Standards
  • What are leading family-friendly policies and practices?
  • What is the Benchmarking Assessment?
  • A step-by-step guide on what’s involved in the certification process
  • Q&A time

Join hundreds of employers – including Commonwealth Bank, Deloitte, QBE, Novartis, Randstad Australia, Microsoft, AGL, PepsiCo, Volvo and more – and be a part of creating a more family-friendly Australia.

150,000+ Parents and Carers

150,000+ 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. 

Employee Benefits / Membership Features

Work + Family Solutions for Employers, HR, Managers and Employees 

We work in partnership with local and global organisations to implement best practice policy and
deliver education services for working families – for parents, carers, managers and HR teams.

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.

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 an Employer of Choice for Families.



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.

Membership enquiries

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

Sydney, Australia office - 5 Alexander Street, Crows Nest, NSW, 2065

Tel: +61 2 9967 8377


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