Approximately one-third of companies have daycare provided within their facilities although, I think it would be so much more suitable as well as easier for the parents to have that choice. It would help with anxiety for the parent and child. I perceive it would be cheaper and beneficial for both child and parent, besides it would save on gas and time as well. However, not often companies have this option which they should since numerous people have families and sometimes it is the reasons for Moms and Dads to choose not to begin working therefore it is and can be very demanding for one to establish nearby daycare that occurs easier and persuadable for them.
One company that embraces onsite daycare is Aflac. Not only a great company to work for, but also has an onsite daycare which for many is very convenient especially while you work. Here is the link for that for those that might be interested in reading further into it or might be interested in filling out an application
Cisco is also another great place to work for. They have 800 kids enrolled and you can watch them via computer. Their headquarters are located in San Jose California. If you are interested in learning more about this company please click the link below http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2010/snapshots/16.html or http://www.cisco.com/
Money.cnn.com says that SAS is #1 top company of a monthly rate of $410 for their onsite daycare. 90% coverage of the health insurance premium, unlimited sick days, a medical center staffed by four physicians and 10 nurse practitioners (at no cost to employees), a free 66,000-square-foot fitness center and natatorium, a lending library, and a summer camp for children. What a great company to work for.
Here is the link to the site for those that might be interested in learning more about the CEO of the company or the company itself and all the great benefits and perks it offers. http://www.sas.com/
Overall, I say that additional companies should evaluate developing an onsite daycare. Out of convenience and to assist the families that have a tough time managing time from the point of dropping your child off to daycare and off to work when you can go to work (on time) and drop your child off, go off to work and at the end of the day once your shift is done you are able to pick up your child (depending on the hours of course).
What are your questions or comments of the companies that do or do not possess an onsite daycare? Do you feel it is crucial and why?