Child care: the management challenge for the 1990's

Australia, 1990

Film
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Twenty percent of all women workers have children under five and in 56% of families with dependent children, both parents work. Inadequate childcare facilities for these working parents can result in high absenteeism, low productivity and a high turnover rate. More and more companies are seeing the advantages to providing a carefully planned work-based childcare centre which ultimately benefits not just the employees, but the employer and the children. This video provides several examples of Sydney-based companies who have taken the initiative, including the Vacation Program run jointly by the NAB, ANZ, NML and CML, the Messengers Cottage Creche for the Esso/Lend Lease employees and the Flemington Market’s proposed childcare centre. The consensus appears to be a higher retention of skilled workers, particularly women, and an overall improvement in productivity.

Credits

director
producer

Susan Lambert

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:11:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38172

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Child care

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Child care services

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child care

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Child care

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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