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National child care leader, Kids & Company, launches child-first co-working model for parents

Co-working space, Kidco Work, to be piloted in existing child care centres across Canada & US

Toronto, May 30, 2019 – Canada’s largest corporate child care provider, Kids & Company, is launching a new service to complement their award-winning childcare offering: co-working spaces for parents. Kidco Work by Kids & Company—where boardroom meets playroom—maintains a child-first standard: ensuring consistent access to high-quality child care is prioritized, while offering a flexible co-working add-on service for self-employed or remote working parents at a competitive rate ($200/month for a hot desk). Kidco Work is being piloted in a few locations across Canada and in the US, beginning with the launch of Kidco Work at Kids & Company Queen Street West (308 Queen St. West) in Toronto this June. While an official Kidco Work launch event is planned for June 2019 in Toronto, the rollout has been a collaborative process: polling and collecting feedback from Kids & Company’s database of 20,000 parents (spanning all 123 child care centres), discussions with corporate partners from diverse industries with flexible work environments (Kids & Company works with over 200 companies to provide child care solutions and assistance for their employees), designing co-working spaces for different markets, and now piloting the first live location in Toronto. “Our mission has always been to understand and innovate the lives of working families,” says Kids & Company Founder & CEO (and mom of 8!), Victoria Sopik. “Kidco Work is a direct response to Canadians’ evolving sense of work-life balance and parents’ increasing need for flexibility and convenience in all facets of their lives. Kidco Work allows families to further customize their day-to-day to suit their family’s unique needs. We’re proud to be offering a child-first solution that looks at the whole picture and addresses the connection between changing work trends and trusted child care.”

Kidco Work: Feature highlights

Kidco work spaces are available to parents with children enrolled in any Kids & Company child care program (from 1 to 5 days per week, full- or part-time). Kidco Work anticipates adding additional features following the pilot phase (and using feedback from members).

  • Hot desks are available at a flat rate of $200 per month to any parent who has a child enrolled at Kids & Company.
  • Co-working spaces are located inside Kids & Company centres for maximum convenience.
  • Kidco Work amenities include: hot desks and lounge areas, high-speed wifi, printers and complimentary light snacks from the Kidco Kitchen.
  • The community at Kidco Work is made up of like-minded entrepreneurs, contractors and employees who prioritize both work and family.
  • Flexible child care schedules (1 to 5 days a week) and access to co-working spaces at least 11 hours per day means participants have options to suit their needs.

The proposed locations to open according to demand after the Queen West pilot are:

  • Boston MA
  • Chicago West Loop IL
  • Britannia Crossing AB
  • Edmonton AB
  • Halifax NS
  • London House AB
  • Surrey Professional BC
  • Westboro ON

To learn more about Kidco Work co-working spaces please contact

                          (Artist renderings and photos from Queen West Kidco Work)