GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — If you are a mom working from home with your child, it can be tough.
“The hardest thing is actually getting in the zone,” said Jane Borden who is a writer and a mother to a 7-month old girl.
If she works at home, she said she can only get any work done while her baby naps.
“To only have an hour and a half and not know when that hour and a half is going to be and whether it’s going to be interrupted. And then of course, there’s bottles to be washed,” Borden added.
With Collab & Play — a co-working space in Glendale that offers on-site child care for infants and toddlers — Borden can work effectively without distractions.
“I feel like when I come here, it’s not just this room. It’s like a room inside my head,” she said.
According to the company’s website, its facility is unique “Because we not only focus on providing a comfortable workspace for the adults, we also provide a supervised play area for the little ones.
Silvana Arzeno Toledo is a working mom and the owner of Collab & Play, which just opened in January.
“With this project that I had in mind was to provide a space where the moms can work, concentrate on their professions or projects if they’re entrepreneurs or working at home and also have the space right next to them for the children to be can be taken care of,” Toledo said.
Brandy Heyde Montague has a 10-month-old boy and runs an online children’s boutique. She said she also uses Collab & Play for the collaboration.
“The ability to come some place and meet other people that are running their own businesses and the fact that they’re parents, it just makes it a little bit easier to kind of relate and feel like you fit in,” Montague said.
Customers pay $20 per hour or $80 a day. Their children can nap and eat there. Parents are also encouraged to take a break and play with their kids whenever they wish.