Parental Choice

Parental Choice TeamParental Choice Ltd is the “one-stop shop” for all of your queries regarding your childcare options, including nursery education grant funding and dealing with the administration involved in employing a nanny. We work hard to find the right childcare for parents, making sure we provide parents with all the advice and information that they might need to make the right choice for them and their families. Our searches cover maternity nurses, child-minders, nurseries, au pairs etc. Our services include providing employment contracts and payroll services for parents that decide that they need a nanny.

Our clients come to us directly, or through the work we do with companies who are helping working parents who are their employees.

Our aim is to take the stress away from parents and help them make the right decision as to what childcare is right for their children.

The Parental Choice team are predominantly parents who understand the importance of getting childcare right in order to balance their work and home lives.

Meet the Management Team

A senior finance lawyer with over 10 years’ international legal and commercial experience working within London, Paris, New York and Tokyo, Sarah-Jane retrained as an employment lawyer and set up Parental Choice in 2011 to help parents, such as herself, understand the childcare options available to them and make it work with their careers. Parental Choice now provides corporates and their employees with childcare search, HR and payroll services.

In 2014, she was recognised by Brummell Magazine as one of the City’s Top Inspirational Entrepreneurs, whilst she was shortlisted for Mumpreneur of the Year in 2015.

Sarah-Jane is a trustee of the Family and Childcare Trust, a member of the CIPD Policy Forum and CIPD Senior Diversity Network and has been involved with Government consultations on child-minder agencies and the National Living Wage as well as speaking publicly at Government policy briefings on topics such as “Bridging the Gender Equality Gap – The Future Role of Women” and the “Back to Work for Women” programme.

A mother herself, she understands the struggles involved in finding the right balance between work and children. Seeing the issues facing working parents from both an individual and corporate standpoint, Sarah-Jane and her team work together with companies and parents to make sure parents get the most of out of being with their children whilst still being able to work. Companies in turn retain the talent and increase loyalty and commitment within their teams.

Chartered member of the CIPD, Stephanie has worked in senior roles within Domestic and Childcare recruitment for over 20 years. Combining this experience with that of being a busy mum to three children has given her hands on experience of understanding the pressures of juggling childcare, a career and the family.

As our Corporate Childcare Manager, Stephanie is responsible for the Childcare Team and for managing the relationships with our corporate clients supporting their working parents with childcare advice and searches.

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As our Payroll Client Manager, Lisa is responsible for the relationship between Parental Choice and our payroll clients. She previously enjoyed a long and extensive career in marketing and guest relations within the luxury travel industry.

She is acutely aware of the importance of excellent customer relations and strives to provide the highest service levels, from straightforward, clear and concise communication to providing a patient demeanour and a sympathetic ear.

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Mira started her career in recruitment and then spent 9 years at a Global Mobility Consultancy. Working in account management and business development, she has dealt with the whole spectrum of global mobility issues. As our Global Family Mobility Manager, she assists our corporate clients with their relocation queries and manages our network of foreign consultants.

Mira comes from a German-Indian background and has lived and worked in many different countries. Also a mum of two, she can advise on family relocation matters both from a professional as well as a personal point of view.