Siemens Mobility’s factory in Chippenham is working with a local company to provide childcare for its employees during the summer holidays. The camp has been available to all Siemens Mobility employees to ease the pressure of childcare, simultaneously delivering value to employees and the local economy.
The camp, located at Langley Fitzurse Primary School in Chippenham, will be run in partnership with Essential Skills Coaching who have been working in primary schools for over 20 years across Wiltshire and beyond.
One of the main aims of the childcare camp is to ensure children have fun and create new friendships. Children aged 5 to 11 years are invited to take part in a range of activities including football, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, tri-golf, and playground games. Additionally, Siemens Mobility volunteers from the Chippenham factory will provide STEM-related activities.
Olcay Yilmaz, Finance Director for Rail Infrastructure at Siemens Mobility said:
“Our employees work hard transforming the everyday for passengers, communities, and societies across the UK. We know how tough it can be to get childcare over the summer holidays so I am delighted we can support our employees by offering this fun and engaging program for their children delivered by a local company.”
“Essential Skills Coaching UK Limited are proud to be working with Siemens Mobility, Chippenham to provide the Summer Childcare program for their work force, says Matt Laurence from Essential Skills Coaching. He continues: “We have developed our collective skill set to offer a safe, fun, friendly environment to engage the children in physical activities of different types from more traditional sports such as football, dodgeball and cricket, to lesser known and practiced activities such as gaga ball and circus skills.”
A good work-family balance is a major priority for Siemens Mobility and the summer childcare camp reflects this. With fun and learning in the cards, children can look forward to theme days where they dress up for themed activities throughout the summer. Other planned activities include arts and crafts, board games and lunchtime films. And it doesn’t stop there, local firefighters will be coming to give a tour of their firetruck and teach a first aid course provided by the Assistant District Commissioner of Beaver Scouts and Wiltshire North Scouts.