Child care to meet family needs
Support in balancing career and family: Audi not only helps its employees with flexible forms of work, but also with attractive programs for child care. For instance a fixed allotment of places is reserved for Audi employees – with long opening hours and only a few closed days each year.
For over ten years Audi has been offering places in nearby daycare centres for the children of employees; there are also special care programmes during vacation periods for children of school age. Expert partners provide support Audi parents with counselling and placement services related to child care options.
Two special programmes for the children of Audi employees are the Swiss International School (SIS) Ingolstadt and the Italian Leonardo da Vinci school in Munich, which AUDI AG helps to sponsor. Employees from abroad in particular like to take advantage of these programmes. There are also partnerships with kindergartens and schools at the Audi sites in Győr (Hungary) and Changchun (China).
One programme that is unique within the automotive sector is the flexible short-term child care offered by the miedelHaus in Ingolstadt. This service helps parents to cope with child care bottlenecks if they have to go on business trips or on days when the regular daycare facilities are closed. In the miedelHaus facility of “bürgerhilfe ingolstadt KiTa GmbH”, children of employees also get good care at short notice – such as when an unexpected work schedule or business trip comes up or when the usual kindergarten is closed. The doors of the bright yellow art nouveau villa are open from Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and by request from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration is easy via the online booking system. Audi employees who have not yet found child care after relocating can bridge the waiting period at the miedelHaus.
The miedelHaus provides special attention to the various needs and interests of the children. There is a lovingly furnished sleeping room for those needing a midday nap, and outdoors children can play in the sandbox or on the climbing equipment. Eight pedagogical specialists supervise the children and organise special activities and projects that are tailored to the individual needs of their little charges.