Parents' Nook @ Groundfloor Club, Oakland (10 am-1 pm)

Parents' Nook @ Groundfloor Club, Oakland (10 am-1 pm)

Families need open-ended childcare and accessible resources that are an integrated part of their community. We need environments where our kids can flourish. Parents are struggling to balance work and parenting. Basic human needs -- connection, security, community -- are going unmet. Through Nooks, we are trying to create the change needed in our community to bring in open-ended play spaces and care spaces for parents and children.

These spaces provide the benefits of a community work/care environment, where parents can sit with like-minded adults engaging in work while kids play open-ended in a facilitated play space under the guidance of the play facilitators in the community who are oriented by our Play team. By providing this connection, the neighborhood parenting community becomes self-sufficient with their co-working/socializing and self-care needs, thus taking parent care to a whole new level.

We are excited to share with you all that we will be doing a trial partnership with GroundFloor, Oakland in October and November. We invite you to participate with your family. If you have a particular ask, we will try to make sure that we accommodate it.

We think this collaboration with Groundfloor Club was an easy fit for us. When we spoke with them, we loved how they are trying to build inclusive neighborhood communities welcoming people from all walks of life while trying to build meaningful relationships. More about how they are changing the scene of coworking here

Booking details are here. We request you fill out the registration form if you are attending the Nook for the first time, those details help us in serving you better.

The event is from 10 am-1 pm.

Note: We are charging 15 hr/child/hr as the childcare fees, siblings attend at half the rate.

A co-working desk pass 30 USD for 3 hours goes directly to space collaborators. Instead of joining the space with a membership fee, the groundfloor club has graciously agreed to run this trial collaboration with this affordable fee structure. This is a great way to support a sustainable and evolving care scenario which is put together by a group of people having gained experiences by working from the trenches because of their own unmet need of childcare.

Childcare fees go directly to the play facilitators involved for the particular Nook.

What the collaboration is offering:

  • Community co-working space.
  • Individual focus space on request. You may attend your meetings from here too.
  • Access to Nook facilitated play space with local facilitators oriented by our Play Team.
  • Fast internet
  • Mothers’ Corner designed by Parents' Nook.
  • Your very own parent community to co-work with who are all-purpose aligned.
  • Access to a clean bathroom/changing station.
  • Your very own local online community of parents, educators, and space collaborators to co-inspire and talk about everything parenting.
  • Coffee/tea.

We look forward to be working with you to address your parent care and community needs.


I am a mom living in the SF Bay Area and have been working full time on the project Parents' Nook now as a co-creator and researcher connecting its social and economic aspects to technology.