This project, published by Macedonia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, aims to improve parents’ employability through the development of alternative childcare services. As part of a three-member consortium, WYG’s role included research and analysis on the current state of the childcare market, including a consultation workshop with stakeholders to present findings. Our team developed a set of active measures to promote existing alternative childcare services and develop new ones by encouraging unemployed potential caregivers to gain qualifications. We also selected mentors for caregivers, provided on-the-job childcare services training, and helped beneficiaries obtain licenses and establish their own childcare businesses as self-employed sole proprietors. Finally, we recommended changes to childcare legislation and other regulations based on our findings and pilot test, and developed supervision tools and a monitoring system for alternative services.