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Hydro offers childcare for the little ones

The factory villa became a day care for children: The traditional company Hydro Aluminum is the first industrial company in Grevenbroich to establish childcare for employees. Reason enough for the city mayor to pay a visit to the “whale gnomes”.

Ursula Kwasny welcomed Hydro Aluminum's social commitment to manufacture rolled products for key industries. The facility is an impressive model for the reconciliation of family and work.

Under the name “Walzwichtel”, trained personnel in the day care center look after employee children up to three years old. There are 9 places available, and the occupancy times can be booked flexibly, which is particularly important for employees working in shifts.

"There is still a lack of childcare places in Grevenbroich," says plant manager Dr. Stefan Kästner. "In addition, the team of educators can spontaneously take in children between three and 12 years of age if the school has a day off or the parents need support at short notice." & Nbsp; During the Easter / summer and autumn holidays there is also a holiday program for 12 children each.

HR Manager Cordula Dressler knows that this also increases career opportunities for employees "because they can better combine professional careers and family development at Hydro". & nbsp; Positive feedback comes from the rows of employees.

For the company, this is a milestone to sustainably promote the balance between professional work and a family-friendly life of the employees.

As early as 2012, the plant was certified according to the "work and family" standard because it runs holiday programs for children, helps parents unbureaucratically, swaps shifts when a family member is ill, or offers more flexible or shorter working hours. The company complements these services through active health management, including back training, sports and fitness courses, weight watcher offers, as well as occupational social advice and annual safety and health days.

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