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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

The Future

The Cradle sitter App

This is an online babysitting service app programmed to provide nanny services, appropriate activities for the children during the time they are with the nanny and hourly updates to the parents while they are in our care. Most times, parents or guardians find themselves in a fix and are constantly looking for someone to trust around their children as they go to work, as they go to the market, or even go for a party and not worry about the state of their children. 

We provide the nanny services, with hourly updates given to the parents to let them know how the children are doing. The nanny services include baths, hygiene maintenance for the children, feeding them and tutoring where needed. 

With a tap, on the phone, one will have access to a nanny near them.

All profiles of the nannies will be visible on the app. Every sitter on the app is vetted. The very person watching your children will be vetted and trusted by your inner circle.

The Cradle Foundation

We plan to set up onsite child care centers for the informal sector like at market areas, construction sites etc. These centers will be managed by The Cradle to offer a regular day care and back up care as a service to mothers working in the informal sector of the City. The child care centers will operate 10 to 16 hours per day for 48 to 49 weeks per year. The service package that will be offered at the centers will include: Custodia care, early stimulation; pre-primary education; nutrition and regular health check-ups.