- Radio Times
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- Emma Sturgess
The last thing you expect to hear when you phone to book a cab is the sound of a baby in the background, but London firm Addison Lee might change all that. High childcare costs and the need to retain skilled workers have given rise to more than 170 bring-baby-to-work schemes in America, and boss Liam Griffin thinks it could work here.
Eight parents cart bottles, toys and prams - and babies - into the office for a day, with hopes that a month-long trial might be approved. There’s no crèche: the plan is for the babies to just hang out with their mum or dad while they tackle their day’s work.
About this programme
1/2. Part one of two. A London minicab firm launches an experiment to allow workers to bring their babies into the office and care for them by their desks. The scheme has proved popular in America, and employees hope it will have a positive impact on their work-life balance - though it remains to be seen how having children on the premises will affect business.