Day-care centres and providers of office space are set to join forces in a project to create so-called Convivendi houses incorporating a work zone for adults and a play area for children as well as a meeting area for parents and their children to eat, play or just be together. The scheme, conceived by two working mothers in Copenhagen, has the backing of the Copenhagen city council. The first Convivendi house will have capacity for 12 nursery school children and 18 pre-school children. A private company is to rent out office space on the upper floors of the same building. There will be a clear separation of child care duties between parents and care centre workers; parents will be able to have lunch with their children and comfort them if they are hurt and tuck them up for a nap.
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