Netflix is to install a registered nursery on location for a Welsh production to support parents working on the shoot.
The SVoD has become the first studio to hire a mobile nursery offered by The Wonder Works from a converted double-decker bus.
Cast and crew on director Gareth Evans’ movie Havoc will be able to access Care Inspectorate (Wales)-registered childcare during filming, which begins near Cardiff this month.
The bus, which includes a kitchen and sleeping area plus an accompanying garden space, will accommodate up to 19 pre-schoolers as well as older children needing care during the summer holiday.
The Wonder Works, co-founded by Peaky Blinders actor Charlotte Riley and business partner Mark Radcliffe, currently has a permanent nursery at Warner Bros’ Leavesden studios but the Netflix contract marks a step forward for its mobile set-up, launched to support the more transient nature of on-location filming.
The duo have been campaigning to incorporate childcare provision into the budget of every film and TV production.
The Wonderworks is backed by Warner Bros and Raising Films as well as BFI, Bafta, The Film and TV Charity, and Time’s Up.