Corporations ought to think seriously about providing childcare services (also known as creche) for the children of their employees at the workplace. While this gives much convenience and satisfation to the employees, the company has much to gain too in terms of higher productivity by staff, increased employee retention rates and reduced medical leaves taken to look after children.
Having a childcare centre at the workplace also creates a good public image for the company and make all stakeholders proud as an appreciated good corporate citizen. Krista Education SdnBhd (Krista) recently opened its second workplace childcare centre in collaboration with CIMB Bank Berhad at thebank’s new tower at Kuala Lumpur Sentral. The first centre was opened in 2014 at MenaraBumiputra Commerce in Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur. CIMB is a corporation that champions CSR initiatives and it is evident from the support it provides in the running of the centres.
Krista is Malaysia’s largest kindergarten and childcare care centre chain and as part of its giving back to society, it greatly advocates the setting up of workplace childcare centres by big Malaysian companies for their employees in their respective premises. Currently, Krista is also providing programmes to big companies like FELDA and LNG (Petronas) for their workplace childcare centres.