Juggling work and motherhood just got a little bit easier thanks to a new addition at a popular women’s co-working space.

The Wing, a women-focused, members-only community workspace with locations in New York City, Washington D.C. and San Francisco, has added a much-needed amenity to it’s already awesome space. The workspace for professional women, which also offers empowering events, speakers and community-building activities, has now added childcare.

The Little Wing, which debuted at The Wing’s flagship location in New York City offers babysitting services and kids programs right in the same building so that moms can skip the nannies and daycare drop-offs in favor of bringing their tots to work, without the stress of actually bringing them to work.

“By offering a solution for our members who are parents, we want to help contribute to a world where there is no perceived motherhood penalty. One of the greatest barriers to working as a parent is lack of flexible work schedules and access to affordable care, and with the opening of the Little Wing, we hope to serve as a solution to both of those issues,” explained the company’s COO Kassan in an interview with Forbes.

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The Little Wing’s babysitters, named Wingsitters, are available for kids from ages one to six for the fee of $25 for two hours. The facility will also offer enrichment classes, like music and yoga for an additional fee, as well as parenting classes and support groups. Of course, use of the The Little Wing also requires membership in The Wing which currently starts at $215 a month or $2,350 a year. The company plans to roll out The Little Wing component at its other locations in the future.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Christina Morillo via Pexels

 

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