Lots of space for lots of children
The KiTa (day-care centre) "ideenReich (realm of ideas)" at Roche Pharma AG in Grenzach is currently being extended. The first building of the Kita 2012 was a complete success and was well accepted by the employees. But it quickly became clear that more space than was initially able to be offered will be needed.
"The day-care centre is bursting at the seams and even a music room had to be temporarily given a new function", explains Head of Human Resources Carolina Martínez Echeverría. At present 43 children are being looked after in the existing building. Thanks to the extension by roughly 1,000 m2 floor area, day-care facilities will shortly be available for a further 22 children. Many employees at the company Roche Pharma AG are between the end of their 20s and the beginning of their 40s. The day-care centre "ideenReich" ensures them the flexibility of also being able to work full-time with children. With the Dieter-Kaltenbach Foundation from Lörrach as competent partner in the care provisioning team, children from six months of age can find a place.
The new building has a simple design: Fair-faced concrete with wooden ceilings, parquet flooring and a lot of glass. Everything is designed with energy conservation and sustainability in mind. The central foyer of the day-care centre can additionally be used as multifunctional room, theatre stage and weather-independent playing, music and movement room. The extension of the day-care centre is, however, only one of many future-oriented projects that Roche has in mind in the forthcoming years at the location – always with the objective of promoting the satisfaction and the well-being of the employees.