This is where nido comes in.
nido is the Triangle's first coworking space to offer childcare. It is built upon the idea that we have to go beyond work/life balance and aim for work/life integration. At nido, a variety of people can come together - freelancers, telecommuters, small business owners, or anyone that needs a place to work that isn't a workplace. They can gather in a modern but calming office environment while their children are in the same building, immersed in a nourishing Montessori-based daycare. It truly solves that problem so many of us, myself included, have to face.
When I was a new mom in 2008, my hours were cut and I was asked to work part time from home. I would have loved to be in a space with other adults - working from home can feel so isolating, especially if you're new to the parenting thing. It would have been really reassuring to know my son was right down the hall getting amazing care, and that we could keep flexible hours as we needed. If this setup sounds as dreamy to you as it does to me, read on!
Coworking is the future, and here are some numbers from Fast Company to prove it:
- 71% report a boost in creativity since joining a coworking space
- 62% said their standard of work had improved in a coworking space
- Almost 90% of coworkers report an increase in self-confidence
- 70% of coworkers feel healthier than they did working in a traditional office
- 64% of coworkers are better able to complete tasks on time
- an impressive 50% of coworkers were happy to report an increase in income
- 80% of coworkers expanded their business network and (in some ways just as essential) 92% said they'd increased their social circles (something hard to do if you're working from your dining room table)
"At nido, we want to simplify things for parents who are looking for a flexible lifestyle that allows them to have focused time to work while their children are also engaged in a developmentally appropriate environment. Our members value being involved with their child's education and want to be close to them during the day, but they also recognize that they need some space and quiet to do the other things in life that are important to them."
Tiffany is not only the co-founder, but also a writer, editor, and will be teaching yoga at nido. She is a great example of how this space suits her many needs as a mom and a professional.
"I am an original member of Nido -- back when we did all the childcare ourselves and met in the founder's house. My almost 2-year-old son has loved the Montessori experience he gets in the classroom and I have been amazed at how much I can accomplish in 4 uninterrupted hours. My son and I have both made wonderful new friends. It has been perfect for us. For me, Nido has been a wonderful way to enrich my child's life while adding some much needed balance to my own." - current nido member
"I toured the new Broad Street location with my son, husband, and mother-in-law. My son had such a good time playing with the toys in the toddler room that I think he would have been happy to stay for hours. We were all very impressed with the way the classrooms and coworking space were laid out within the charming older home setting. Lis and Tiffany have clearly put their heart and soul into this new location. My mother-in-law approved!" - Thoughts from the open house from guest Rachel
or if at the very least it can save your sanity as a parent and make you work smarter,
come meet nido now!
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