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Purple Creche: Wema Bank Revamps Its Child Care Facilities for Employees

In line with its commitment to enhancing the well-being and welfare of its employees, Wema Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading innovative financial institution, has announced the reopening of Purple Crèche for its employees.

Purple Crèche is an initiative that offers top-tier daycare services for the newborn and very young children of Wema Bank staff – the Wema Bank Knights – enabling them to attend to their daily schedules. This development further reinforces Wema Bank’s reputation as the employer of choice and a great place to work.

Located within the Wema Bank Head Office, Purple Crèche provides daycare and educational facilities for children of Wema Bank staff, aged 3 to 30 months. The crèche had been temporarily closed during Covid but has now been revamped with high-quality facilities, equipment, and human resources to provide Wema Bank’s staff with superior standards of care and education for their children.

The upgraded Purple Crèche is fully equipped with premium state-of-the-art facilities and includes a private room for nursing mothers to breastfeed their infants. The staff comprises a roster of qualified nurses on-site and is managed by trained and experienced carers who prioritize documenting the children’s activities to keep parents updated on their welfare and progress. Children at the crèche receive education to develop their cognitive, social, and mental skills, giving them a head-start in life.

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The facility operates every weekday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to align with general staff work schedules, allowing employees to provide their children with exceptional care in professional hands without worrying about their safety or well-being.

Ololade Ogungbenro, Wema Bank’s Divisional Head of Brand, People, and Culture, explains, “Our commitment to improving the lives of our staff and helping them become the best versions of themselves often leads us to develop new and improved employee-focused initiatives that positively impact their lives. Purple Crèche is one such initiative, bringing children closer to their parents without disrupting productivity on either side. It’s amazing to see parents handle their duties without worrying about their children, knowing they’re in safe hands.”

Regarding the renovation of the crèche, Ogungbenro insists it aligns with Wema’s commitment to excellence. “We constantly review Purple Crèche’s facilities and decided to remodel and upgrade them, improve the quality of Purple Crèche staff, and create a more homely, advanced, and top-class care and learning environment for the children of our staff.” Ogungbenro adds that Purple Crèche is open to all Wema Bank employees.

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With its reopening, Purple Crèche now offers excellent facilities with top-grade infrastructure and a well-trained staff providing children of Wema Bank employees with first-class care and education in a safe, secure, and hygienic environment that’s within immediate reach of their parents and under the supervision of qualified professionals.

Ogungbenro shares her expectations for Purple Crèche, stating, “It is about creating a home-like environment for our staff’s most important treasures. When our staff are at peace knowing their treasures are safe, they can be at their best at work. Purple Crèche promises to be a safe haven for both children and parents, allowing them to maximize their potential within a secure, nurturing environment. Our faith is that this will ultimately help produce intellectually sound and emotionally intelligent children, and highly productive, stress-free parents.”

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