A Dunedin entrepreneur is making it easy for parents to work while looking after their children with her new initiative, Share Your Space.
Freelance writer and mother of three Bronwyn Bay thought of the idea as a way to prevent parents becoming isolated after having children.
Since starting in mid-February, the three-hour sessions, which cost $30, had become popular, Ms Bay said.
In one room, parents are able to get work done while in the other their children are cared for by professional babysitters.
Ms Bay said that, to her knowledge, it was the first time something like this had been made available in New Zealand.
The sessions run on Mondays at the Valley Project.
Ms Bay said so far the sessions had been successful and had received great feedback.
‘‘Parents are getting work done, meeting their children’s needs and connecting with one another.
She said the sessions were not just for working mums but also dads, caregivers and parents who were studying.
Ms Bay said the vision of Share Your Space was to grow hand-in-hand with the demand from Dunedin people.
‘‘We are on the lookout for other locations to spread to and potential building owners who may support the idea.’’
Share Your Space is a social enterprise run in collaboration between Share Your Gold, the Valley Project, and Belle Babysitters.