Unilever opens day care centre for employees

Unilever1Unilever Ghana has unveiled its newest addition to support its employee wellbeing and diversity programme, by inaugurating a day care centre (Crèche) at its premises in Tema.

The Vice President, Unilever West Africa, Mr. Luc-Olivier Marquet, Managing Director, Unilever Ghana, Ms. Maidie Arkutu and Human Resource Director Unilever West Africa, Mr. Stendert Krommendam jointly inaugurated the centre.

The centre provides a venue where children can participate in developmentally appropriate cognitive, physical, social, and emotional activities right at the workplace, while the parents can focus on their work and at the same time be confident that their children are in good hands.

The centre has an array of facilities including a playroom, sleeping room, activities hall, kitchen and washroom.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Maidie Arkutu, Managing Director, Unilever Ghana said, “Offering our employees easy-to-access child care eliminates a major distraction for working parents – and as a result builds great workforce that are focused, productive and committed for a long haul.”

“We see this as a great step towards making sure that we, as an organisation, we provide our employees with the services that matter most to them,” she said.

Mr. Stendert Krommendam, Human Resource Director, Unilever West Africa said, “Unilever is committed to helping its employees balance work and personal lives, to enhance the quality of both sides of the equation.”

“It is also part of our ambition to provide equal opportunities for women and men at the workplace through offering a wide range of facilities such as a day care ,” he added.

According to the Mother of the crèche, Ms. Victoria Frimpong, a childcare specialist, the crèche opens from Monday to Friday for children from two months to two years.

She assured parents that their children would be taken very good care of and it would be a home away from home.

By Times Reporter

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