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Why UKFast Does More for New Mums

14 June 2018 by Jenn Granger

UKFast babyWhen you’ve had three hours sleep, relatives are banging down the door at every hour of the day and you have a two-week old in tow, the last thing you want to be worried about is work!

This is an all-too-common theme for new mums and dads. So what can workplaces do to make the transition to parenthood easier for their team?

We were honoured to be included in Cosmopolitan’s Best UK Companies for Maternity Leave list last week. At UKFast, we really do try to do everything we can for our team, in so many ways, and new parents are high on that list.

What does UKFast do?

It’s all about making life as easy as possible for our team. With that in mind, when a new baby arrives we have:

  • 16 weeks of paid maternity leave for new mums
  • The option of shared paternal leave
  • An on-site crèche packed with books, toys, bean bags and colourful activities
  • A hamper of baby clothes and toys for all new mums and dads on our team
  • Your child’s first day at school given as an extra day off

We also offer flexible working hours around school and nursery pick-up times as well as a range of parent get-togethers like Babies, Bumps and Sugar Lumps for new parents to chat over fancy cakes while the kids play.

Childcare during the school holidays is a big issue with any team. Our Star Code Clubs, for ages 5-15, are really popular during half-term. These sessions are led by our team of education professionals and IT apprentices, giving young people the chance to learn how to write algorithms, code and gain a great insight into the world of tech.