Henkel builds third day-care center for children in Düsseldorf
By spring 2013 the third day care center for children is expected to open its doors in Düsseldorf. In cooperation with the city Düsseldorf, Henkel expands its available day care places for children from four months up to school age to a total of 240.
„Thanks to our day-care centers, we enable parents to have a better balance between career engagement and family life. At Henkel every employee should have the same chance to pursue a career – regardless of their individual personal plans,” said Kathrin Menges, member of the Management Board at Henkel and Executive Vice President Human Resources. “The expansion of child care services shows that family-friendliness is more than just a lip service”.
In the last few years Henkel adapted the needs of its employees and has continuously increased its support services and number of day-care places. Already in 1940 the first nursery “Gerda Henkel Kindergarten” opened its doors for 80 children. 2008 the second one “ The Little Lions” (“Die kleinen Löwen”) with another 80 day care places followed. Both facilities are supported by the Workers’ Welfare Association (AWO).
This summer the foundation stone will be laid for the new building and in spring 2013 the grand opening will take place. It will be placed right next to the “Little Lions” with the same architectural design. It’s planned to establish three groups for children under three years, one group for children aged two to six years and one for children from three years up to school age. This new day-care center will also be build up in cooperation with the AWO.