U.S.-based IT services firm Computer Sciences Corporation, or CSC (NYSE:CSC), has signed a deal with Amelio Childcare, an Indian on-site childcare services provider, to set up a facility to serve its employees in the southern city of Chennai. According to reports, CSC, which employs more than 20,000 people in the area, has signed a five-year agreement with Amelio Childcare.
The facility, which will be located on the CSC campus at the Madras Export Processing Zone, or MEPZ, in Tambara, a suburb about 16 miles south of the city in Tamil Nadu, India, will reportedly offer pre-school, day care and post-school services initially to about 35 children under the age of one. According to local reports, the childcare facility will feature an exclusive room for infants, classrooms and a kitchenette, and have surveillance cameras to monitor the children.
"The setting up of onsite childcare facility is expected to provide a lot of comfort and relief to working mothers allowing them to focus on work and grow within the organization," Raghavan Jawahar, director of Amelio Childcare, reportedly said.
The facility will also get children to participate in activities intended to help in early-stage development, Amelio Childcare said in a statement, according to local reports.
"We are currently in discussions with other leading IT and BPO (business process outsourcing) companies to set up onsite childcare facilities," Sridevi Raghavan, co-founder and CEO of Amelio Childcare, said, according to The Times of India, a local newspaper.