The idea of your staff bringing their children into work for the day may fill you with horror but rest assured it can be one of the most enjoyed activities by both parents, other staff and children alike and most importantly does not require too much effort.
Coming from the USA, Bring Your Daughter to Work Day began as a gender initiative that soon crossed the borders and developed into an all inclusive Bring Your Child to Work Day. This does not mean being overrun with screaming children, sweets and face-painters. It’s a well run, informative, engaging, educational and fun way to show children where their parents or other family members work.
What will they do all day?
With our help you can provide an opportunity for staff to give their children engaging experiences that are unique to your workplace:
• Walk into a trading room.
• Set up a mock trial in a law firm.
• Visit the ‘Server Room’ that controls a building with 2000 computers.
• Design an advertising campaign.
• Organise stocks and shares.
• Make presentations.
• Create a CV.
What do staff think?
‘I just wanted to thank you for providing an excellent opportunity for young people to experience coming to work. My daughter enjoyed all of the activities and … felt by the end of the day she had a gained a greater understanding of what going to work meant. It is interesting, as at school they were recently looking at exchange rates as part of some maths homework and to actually see the FX desk at work was a real highlight of the day.’
‘My son really enjoyed the experience and had a great time with the activities. Thanks for setting this up and to all the people involved on the day’
How can you make this happen at your workplace?
We will make this an easy and worthwhile day for all by:
• Create activities that the children will enjoy and learn from
• Co-ordinate with all members of your staff team to set up company tours etc
• Co-ordinate all the details of the day including marketing, badges and consent forms
• Organise a showcase at the end of the day for the parents or family members to see what the children have achieved during the day