To put it mildly, coworking spaces are on the rise. Freelancers and corporate entities alike are flocking to the flexible shared environments with enthusiasm: since 2010, coworking spaces have grown at an average rate of 23% per year, according to research from JLL. And this growth shows no signs of stopping, with the number of global coworking members expected to grow to 3.8 million by 2020 and 5.1 million by 2022.
This shift is contributing to an evolution of the workday format that emphasizes community, creativity and fluidity. Now, these spaces are beginning to acknowledge that parents – who are increasingly seeking conveniences that grant a more nimble, stress-free and seamless parenthood – could benefit from a similar adaptation, especially after the cost of childcare hit an all-time in 2018. Big names in coworking are hoping to modernize life for working parents with transformative services designed specifically around children.