They say it takes a village to raise a child. Sadly, in our society a lot of this sentiment has been lost and what we have found, as more of our team start families, is that the financial considerations of childcare can add pressure to the decision of coming back to work.
We’re inspired by the idea of being a village brewery and see our team as our family – so we wanted to help …
We’re excited to have recently launched a childcare support benefit for primary carers who are part of our Stone & Wood family, designed to help new parents get back to work when they’re ready.
We get that the decision to get back into the workforce can be stressful, so we’ve added financial support for childcare to our team’s benefits. This allows our crew to access up to $5,000 to cover professional childcare fees within 18 months of birth or adoption of their child when they return to work.
Importantly, our Stone & Wood crew values family and diversity, and we believe this runs strongly in the Northern Rivers community, too. And so, to facilitate both parents in their career plans, the benefit also extends to the partner of a Stone & Wood employee, even if they are employed elsewhere.
For those not yet parents, a primary carer is the person who primarily looks after the child, so that can be the Mum or Dad. We hope this benefit makes that decision to return to work a little easier for members of our Stone & Wood family and their partners.