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This article was published on April 26, 2018

Working parent? We’ll babysit your kids for free at TNW2018

Working parent? We’ll babysit your kids for free at TNW2018
Ailsa Sherrington
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Ailsa Sherrington

Former Social Media Manager, TNW

Ailsa Sherrington is a tech journalist based in Amsterdam. She carries books with her to social events and enjoys the finer things in life, Ailsa Sherrington is a tech journalist based in Amsterdam. She carries books with her to social events and enjoys the finer things in life, like poorly executed puns and real fireplaces. If you spell her name wrong, she will spell yours wrong.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep your work life and private life separate. At TNW, we’re all for merging the two together and finding a balance. As our CEO Boris said last year, bringing your kids to work can be a great learning opportunity.

It’s also a great lesson for us adults. Promoting inclusivity reminds us that being a parent doesn’t make you any less of a badass in the office.

Of course, it’s not always possible to bring your kids along — like when you’re attending a huge tech conference in Amsterdam.

That’s why we’re offering free childcare at TNW Conference in May. Just like last year, we’re providing a free onsite creche on both days of the conference. If your kids are 6 months to 12 years in age, our team of nannies are there to look after them. We’ve created a fun, safe space for your children to play and learn.

But what about in the evenings? Some of the best networking happens at night — whether it’s a partner dinner, an after-party, or just drinks with new acquaintances. That’s why we’re going one step further this year.

To make sure working parents don’t miss out on late-night networking, we’re partnering with Holiday Sitters — a startup offering certified babysitters that speak a combined total of twenty-one languages and come from an abundance of different cultures. They’re providing 100 hours of free babysitting, and a 15 percent discount for when those hours have been used up. And if you’d rather leave your kids at the hotel during the conference, Holiday Sitters has you covered.

How do I sign up?

The free onsite creche will be open on both days of TNW Conference, from 8am to 6pm. The creche is suitable for children aged 6 months to 12 years old. If you would like to book a complimentary babysitter after 6pm, Holiday Sitters is happy to provide. All ticket holders will receive an email in a week’s time, indicating how to sign up for both options.

Keep an eye out for the signup information, being sent soon via email to all ticket holders.