Even parents with littles too tiny to be hitching a ride on the big yellow bus can get into the Back to School mood. Summer vacations are over, regular routines are back and finding the work-family balance can get tricky! Consider joining a co-working space offering high quality childcare and a chance to build community with other parents toting more than a laptop to the office. We’ve got the scoop on the best working spaces with childcare, scroll down to see if there’s one near you.
Photo: Hacker Moms Website
Hacker Moms combats the isolation of motherhood and the need to balance family, work and creativity. They give mothers the time and space to explore hacker/maker culture, DIY art and design, entrepreneurship and indie workshops with childcare. With the membership you have access to the space, tools and printers 24/7 and a small hourly fee for an artsy and loving childcare on premises.
Good to know: Open houses are usually the first Thursday of the month from 11 a.m.-1p.m., and the third Tuesday of the month from 5-7 p.m.
3288 Adeline St.
Berkeley, Ca 94703
Photo: Collide Co-working via Facebook
Collide hosts co-working pop-ups with childcare events on a semi-regular basis across the city of Chicago, usually at Little Beans Cafe. There is no membership required, but advance signup is necessary. Parents get access to Little Beans’ private lounge, where they can carve out their work space at a communal table and plug into free WiFi. Kids, meanwhile, have the run of the play space, which has no shortage of toys and pretend-play options to explore while supervised by one of their wonderful nannies. Get more scoop on this cool concept here.
Good to Know: Collide’s ultimate goal is to have their own co-working with childcare location in the near future.
1809 W Webster Ave.
Chicago, Il 60614
photo: courtesy Workaround
Workaround offers co-working and childcare sessions in Brooklyn, Ny. Parents are treated to a dedicated workspace with complimentary coffee, and are able to get their stuff done in the company of like-minded parents. The children get a three hour play date in a separate, enclosed area within the same building. They hire awesome sitters to keep them entertained and occupied while mom or dad is working. Get more insider tips by clicking here.
Good to know: Memberships are not required, and the first session ticket is 50% off.
231 Ainslie St.
Brooklyn, Ny 11211
Photo: Nido via Facebook
Nido is a professional co-working space for parents, with three Montessori based classrooms for their children in the same building. Nido’s members have connection to fast WiFi, and a wireless printer/scanner/copier/fax machine, access to a craft room, conference room, break room, telephone room and even yoga. They offer several membership options.
Good to know: Nido has separate infant, toddler, preschool and napping/nursing rooms.
902 Broad St.
Durham, Nc 27705
Photo: via Co-Work Co-Play Facebook page
CoWork CoPlay offers communal work space tables and desks for individuals and small teams with affordable onsite childcare. Perks include complimentary WiFi, french press coffee and teas; the on-site cafe features baked goods, fresh fruits, juices and espresso drinks. Parents have the option for hourly on-demand childcare throughout the day and the indoor play space is designed for toddlers and Pre-K children. Find out all about how it works by clicking here.
Good to know: Kids need to be at least 2 and potty trained.
3260 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va 22201
Photo: Cowork+Kids via Facebook
Merge will offer co-working spaces, office spaces, and meeting rooms, along with a childcare area. Their goal is to help busy entrepreneurs and small business owners with their family life balance, and give them the same tools and resources to grow their business, while providing for the entire family.
Good to know: Merge hopes to open its doors before the end of 2015.
128 Mason St.
San Antonio, Tx
Photo: WBI/Ellie’s via Facebook
Women’s Business Incubator
Formerly known as Ellie’s Coworking, Women’s Business Incubator is more than co-working with childcare. Their missions is to provide women with tools to succeed in starting or growing their own businesses. They believe it’s a given that to succeed in business, everyone needs capital funding, coaching and mentorship, a productive work environment, community and childcare. WBI’s vision is to level the playing field by making these resources accessible and affordable to women-led businesses and women entrepreneurs all under one roof.
Good to know: Women’s Business Incubator will be re-opening on January 2016.
115 N 85th St., Suite 202
Seattle, Wa 98103
Photo: Sprout Co-Work Co-Play via Facebook
Sprout Co-Work Co-Play
At Sprouts, parents can catch up on work, take a fitness or yoga class, or relax at the cafe while their kids play nearby. Sprouts provides childcare every day in an a holistic and educational environment. Get the whole story here.
Good to know: Tours are available between 11:30 a.m. & noon Wed.- Fri.
3260 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Va 22201
Photo: courtesy Niall David and NextKids via Facebook
The gold standard in co-working with childcare, NextKids is located at NextSpace-Potrero Hill. From the play space with built-in tunnel and secret door to the secure spots for nursing moms, parents can dig in while knowing the kiddos are within hugging range. Choose from monthly memberships, private offices and day passes. Get an insider look by checking out our story here.
Good to know: There’s an compostable diaper service, as well as organic snacks for little players.
365 Vermont St.
San Francisco, Ca
Do you know of any Co-working spaces with childcare near you? Let us know in the Comments.
— Sonia Gandiaga