The topic of daily childcare has been on the agenda of many employers, not only since the lockdown has increased working from home. In order to make family life and career more compatible, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management started to develop a childcare concept in Vallendar on its own in late 2018.
Following a corona-related closure in spring, which affected all day care centers in the Mayen-Koblenz area, WHU Toddlers started over several weeks ago. On Thursday, the project team, WHU’s management, representatives of the Youth Welfare Office, and other supporters were finally able to celebrate the official opening of the childrens’ day care center.
The WHU Toddlers, close to the Vallendar campus, offers professional childcare for five children up to the age of three. Mostly created for WHU employees, places that are not needed by WHU members are also offered to other working parents in the region.
The qualified and experienced team around Simone Hahn guarantees individual care in a sheltered atmosphere. A wide range of activities promote physical activity, creativity, language skills, and musical education at an early age. Simone Hahn, herself a mother of two, appreciates above all the great independence that WHU grants her in her educational work. Her work at the childcare is supported by Lisa Watembach. With this day care program and as a family-friendly employer, WHU is committed to providing equal opportunities for working mothers and fathers.
WHU Toddlers is a project of the WHU Welcome Center, founded in November 2019. WHU’s Welcome Center aims at strengthening the business school’s welcome culture as an international, diverse community, and to actively support new WHU members and their families in professional and personal matters.