BRITT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH AUDREY MCLELLAND OF MOM GENERATIONS:
Britt’s inspiration for The Haven Collection came in between feeding her newborn trying to catch some Z’s when she started wondering how people do it; how parents with young children can be successful as parents and as professionals. Then it became clear: childcare needed to evolve into family care. Britt realized the only way to solve this problem faced by the majority of working families is to provide an entirely new experience. And so, The Haven Collection was born; one place where each member of the family is taken care of by providing the highest quality Montessori style daycare and unlimited access to workspaces and wellness opportunities for parents. Through Britt’s own experience, Haven fills a need in a way most never thought could be possible.
1. When did you feel like this business idea was needed?
This business idea has always been needed, it was just a matter of how it was going to play out. I was working remotely as an executive when my husband and I had our first daughter and I had a picture in my mind of what working mom life would look like. I imagined having my work kit in one arm and my baby in the other arm, totally naive to think not many aspects of my life would change, and certainly not so drastically, even though I had a demanding travel schedule that began immediately after my self-funded maternity leave ended.
It was during those first few years as a mother, and going from being the mom to a one-year-old to the mom of a one-year-old and an infant when I realized there had to be a better way to raise children during those first five years, while still experiencing professional success. It was during those years I really started thinking about how this idea of family-care could work.