The provisions of ‘The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act’, 2017 are effective from April 1, 2017 and the creche facility (Section 111 A) was effective from July 1, 2017. The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2017 protects the employment of women during the time of her maternity and entitles her of a ‘maternity benefit’ i.e. full paid absence from work to take care for her child. The act is applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more persons and the creche facility is mandatory for every establishment employing 50 or more employees.
In view of the above, a creche and day care facility was established in CSIR-CRRI and inaugurated on 16th July, 2017. The use of creche facility is proposed to be extended to children of permanent employees CRRI including temporary, daily wage, consultant and contractual personnel. The Creche and Day Care centre is located within the CRRI campus to facilitate the parents.
The timings of the creche are 9:00 AM to 05:30 PM. Considering the working hours and timings of the parents, the timings may vary. Therefore, the creche is open for 8 hours to 10 hours as per the convenience of the parents.
Infrastructure/Space and Activities:
CRRI creche & Day Care is on the ground floor to ensure safety of children. creche has two rooms with AC, Heaters and attached two washrooms with geyser to ensure that children can play, rest, and learn. The creche has a safe and potable drinking water source with a water purifier installed. The creche has a kitchen with microwave and fridge to keep the food healthy and tasty. CCTV cameras are installed in the creche and access is given to the parents. Food and other personal items are arranged by the parents.
For indoor entertainment, it has a collection of story books, toys, games and music system. Birthday parties, Christmas day, Holi, Diwali and other festivals are celebrated in the creche. Movie show, Yoga, Drawing, dance classes and magic show is being organized during Summer camp.
We ensure a nurturing, responsive and inclusive environment in the creche. The creche is bright, cheerful and child accessible to essential play and learning material. Material prepared by children like their drawings and other art work is being displayed at the creche to create a child friendly environment.
Furniture and play equipments are provided at the creche to be appropriate to the age and number of children. Trampoline, slide, see-saw and toys are sturdy, safe, with no sharp edges and easy to maintain. Rubber mat is also provided on the floor to avoid any injuries while the kids enjoy the slide etc. creche has an experienced attendant, who provides quality attention to each child. Special care is being taken to keep the children safe and secure at the creche.
Rules and Regulation:
- Registration Form for creche facility should be sent at neelamjn19 [dot] crri [at] nic [dot] in at least 02 working days in advance. Exceptions may be made depending on availability and convenience and subject to approval of the creche Committee.
- On a day a maximum number of 10 children may be accommodated, the age of children staying in the creche should range between 02 and 12 only.
- The timing for creche is 9:00 AM to 05:30 PM (flexible) from Monday to Friday. creche will remain closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
- Dr. Neelam J Gupta, Chairperson
- Dr. Mukti Advani, Member
- Dr. Naveet Kaur, Member
- Sh. Vivek Dubey, Member
- Ms. Neha Choudhary, Member
Leaving their little one in a completely new environment can be taxing and sometimes even heartbreaking to parents. creche management committee is committed to make the parents feel assured, comfortable and confident before leaving their child at the creche.