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Dear Parent,

Welcome to The Cradle, the first ever 24 hour workplace infant and toddler care center in Uganda. We are here to meet the career advancement needs of mothers in the workplace. In turn we will help to address the challenges of mothers’ absenteeism and turn over caused by child related issues.

The Cradle came into existence as a result of my deep conviction about who I would share my God given responsibility of raising my son with. The option of a nanny was mired by reports of child abuse and their lack of experience in infant care. A daycare wasn’t viable either as many of them were part of a kindergarten or didn’t focus on infant and toddler care. I longed to share the responsibility of raising my child with someone that had the same belief system in raising children to be the best they can be; A place that would be just like home. 

So In June 2014, with savings, a grant from Amos Wekesa the founder and CEO of Great Lake’s safari and a partnership with a good friend Primera Muthoni, Little Steps opened its doors to its first clients. We further developed the first Ugandan infant care curriculum based on the cognitive, physical, spiritual and character growth needs of children. 

Our vision is to set up The Cradle at workplace premises and provide a solution to parents who would prefer professional care as the primary care givers for their children as they are away at work. It will also serve to provide a solution to employee absenteeism and turn over and benefits employers, employees and children 

Little Steps has now been recently rebranded to The Cradle, a name we believe speaks better to parents and employers about what we do. We hope that you will enroll your child at either our offsite centers or onsite at your work place and will enable you make the decision to allow us share the responsibility of raising your child with you because ?“We’re Here When You Can’t Be”

Manuela Mulondo Chief Care Officer

We gaurantee 24/7 Care

Are you open Christmas Day?

The centre is open for care 24/7, every day of the year including Christmas. Our program provides care on a 24/7 basis for parents who work or attend school during non-traditional hours. Children can even be left under the care of The Cradle over the weekends.

Can I leave my child with you for a weekend?

Our program provides care on a 24/7 basis for parents who work or attend school during non-traditional hours. The amount of care provided is set within a standard time-frame of acceptable hours.

Can I drop in for a tour?

As much as we’d like you to swing by, we require you contact the centre and set up an appointment for a tour. Our appointment days are Mondays to Wednesdays; 9am to 5pm. Book your appointment here.

What requirements will we need to meet for enrolment?

The Cradle Child Care is open to all children, regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, special need or ethnicity. Enrolment is based on the availability of spaces within the centre or desired program. Spaces are filled on availability corresponding to such vacancies. A waiting list is maintained from which vacancies are also filled. Contact us today if you are interested in enrolling your child at The Cradle.

What circumstances would cause a termination of service?

The centre may terminate child care services for failure to pay fees, consistent late pick ups (without a phone call), failure to follow The Cradle policies, or inappropriate/threatening/abusive behavior that is harmful to the child, other children or staff.

What is your policy on a sick child being in your care?

We can typically care of something as simple as a sniffle, but we will keep an eye on the child for further symptoms. If we are in a position where your child’s illness will infect other children (ie- fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, chicken pox, etc) we will contact you to pick up the child.

We also have a working relationship with recommended hospitals and will proceed to these centres incase of life threatening medical conditions.

What security measures does your centre employ?

In addition to 24 hour surveillance and making sure a child only leaves with their designated parent(s) or guardian(s), we will not allow any unrecognised person to access the premises. Each parent is given a child identification card that they present when they pick up their child from The Cradle.