Project Details:

Project Type: Not Applicable

Project Name Factory Based Crèche for factory worker’s children
Project Duration Ongoing project
Funding organization

Factory Employer

Project Goal

Expand childcare facilities at workplace to support working income working mothers for their economic emancipation by ensuring good care and protection of their children during their working hours.

Project Purpose
  • To develop a low cost sustainable model of a factory based child care center
  • To ensure proper care of the underprivileged children of low paid working mothers.
  • Support the children at early age for their physical, mental,emotional and social development and protect them from unhealthy influence and hazards of the adult world.
  • To make work place based childcare policy into practice.
Project Output
  • Increased coverage of Day Care Service Delivery to Garments factories and other eligible women.
  • Age Appropriate early childhood development service delivery to the children aged between o-2 years.
Project working areas

Narayanganj, Gazipur, Ashulia, Mirpur, Valuka, Joydevpur, Tongi, New EPZ, Old EPZ.

Beneficiary/Stakeholder

Garment factory workers and their children, Factories employers. Any other working women.

Short description

Phulki is the pioneer in this field and established of factory-based crèche facilities for the first time in Bangladesh. The crèche facility provides opportunities for breast feeding for working women to their infants during working hours. This project is a policy change in to practice.
There was a law but not implemented. This project has been designed to take care of the children of lactating mothers working in the garments factories, the child care centres accommodate 20 children aged between six weeks to 3 years and are located in the workplace premises. First and most important is trained care givers also need to have mothers meeting to let them know and discuss about child care. Phulki over the years gained experience and expertise on establishing work place based child care. Phulki then phase out and the workplace owners operate the centers
on their own, with occasional support from Phulki. If any employer wish to outsource the child care to Phulki in that case with a fee Phulki operate the child care. A supervisor from Phulki visit and over see the child care centre and documents each of its steps of center set up, training.

Major Achievements
  • Children seem to be enjoying and very involved in centre activities.
  • Mothers seem to benefit from monthly meetings with improved parenting skills and can go for work without worrying for children. And other family members are also getting knowledge of ECD.
  • Male Participants are involved in the meetings.