Kōrero: Families: a history

Factory crèche, 1950s

Some factories in the 1950s needed female workers and organised childcare for the pre-school children of their employees. This centre in Auckland provided care for 3–5 year olds at a cost of 12 shillings and 6 pence a week. It was open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and provided activities for the children, such as the exercises they are doing in this film clip, as well as a three-course lunch. Mothers' work hours at the factory were organised around the hours of childcare.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 436. National Film Unit, 1950

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Families: a history - Baby boom begins: 1945–1959', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/30211/factory-creche-1950s (accessed 8 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2017