WBI is giving working parents more flexible options to balance career and family by launching a Pop-Up Coworking with On-site Childcare Series this Fall at Wunderkind, a Lego cafe and coffee shop in the Bryant neighborhood of Northeast Seattle. On the first Monday of every month through December the WBI welcomes parents who need a little more productive time to get work done while their little ones play safely in the same location. Parents can use the modern, open-concept space on the top floor for some heads-down laptop time, while their children have fun in the downstairs Lego Duplo room with a Spilt Milk Nannies sitter. No more hassling with multiple drop-off locations with work and childcare and the dealing with the distractions and isolation of working from home. This pop-up coworking with childcare series is a pilot program for the WBI, which is focused on opening a dedicated workspace with onsite, flexible childcare in the Greater Seattle area.
“We want to make it logistically and mentally easier for entrepreneurial parents, especially entrepreneurial mothers, to focus on the growth of their businesses while also having the peace of mind that their child is nearby and well taken care of,” says Marnee Chua, co-founder and board member of the WBI. ”Managing childcare is a big obstacle that many entrepreneurial mothers face and the WBI wants to help lessen this burden so they can achieve greater business success.”
Upcoming pop-up coworking events are October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th 9am-noon at Wunderkind and business coaches can be made available upon request. Suggested donations are $15 parent/child + $5/additional child or $5/solo parent per event. Find out more details and make childcare reservations at https://wbicoworkingandchildcare.eventbrite.com.