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Work and play: the rise of child-friendly co-working spaces

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Fed up with escalating childcare costs and inflexible nurseries? A new breed of workplaces can help When Zoey Goto drops her two-year-old daughter off at nursery in the morning, she has an enviable commute to work. For freelance journalist Goto is at her desk and opening up her laptop in under two minutes. The reason? Goto, 39, works from central London-based Cuckooz Nest, which doubles up as a co-working space and a creche, offering 36 desks for the adults and a nursery capacity of 18. Stocked up with toys and books and featuring a dress-up section and a breastfeeding room, Cuckooz Nest, located in Clerkenwell, opened in 2018 and allows parents to book desk space and qualified childcare on a flexible pay-as-you-go basis starting from £14 an hour, or £12 per hour as part of a monthly membership with a minimum commitment of eight hours a week.
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