WORKING mum Meg Burrage struggled to find a work-life balance when she returned to full-time hours after having son Oliver, who is now four.
The consultant was doing daycare drop-off and pick-up and working full-time.
“So I just took my child to work,” Ms Burrage said. Her first solution and business concept was a co-working space that encouraged working parents to bring their children to work.
“It was a co-working space with a side of childcare but then I thought, what about childcare with a side of working,” Ms Burrage said.
That concept is known as BubDesk, where parents enrol their child into a daycare centre as normal and BubDesk is an add-on.
“It’s $35 a day and includes free WiFi, parking and coffee,” Ms Burrage said.
BubDesk started with a partnership with MercyCare Early Learning Centre in Wembley.
It has expanded to childcare centres in Murdoch, St James, Darch, Mandurah, Palmyra and Hamilton Hill.
“Wembley is my favourite because we’re in an office block next to the childcare centre,” Ms Burrage said.
“The partnership model is the best thing I did.
“They’re reputable companies and we have the same target market, just a different service offering.”
Ms Burrage has signed up with four centres in Sydney and is working on attracting corporate clients so working mums can achieve that work-life balance.