Family Voice Surrey

Family Voice Surrey Rachael Foley is one of Parental Choice’s superstar recruitment consultants.  She spends her days matching families with the perfect nanny or au pair.  In her spare time, she supports a local charity Family Voice Surrey.  We asked her why she supports the charity and to give us a bit of background on […]

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You can’t solve a problem you can’t see

You can’t solve a problem you can’t see Kate Speedie is content officer for the international charity Railway Children and she talks to Parental Choice about the charity’s Christmas campaign and how it means so much to her as a mother of three herself. “At Railway Children we work with vulnerable youngsters in terrible situations, […]

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Stop, look, listen – men’s mental health

Stop, look, listen….advice on men’s mental health Man to man advice on men’s mental health by Brian Ballantyne Talking about mental health I was talking to another man this week, and we got onto the subject of mental health. I said that I was comfortable talking about mental health, and he commented that it was […]

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Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse culture shock Reverse culture shock describes the phenomenon of ‘culture shock’ in reverse, i.e. the difficult feelings people experience when they return home after having lived abroad. Initial happiness may give way quickly to dissociation, isolation, boredom, sadness and even depression. Unlike culture shock, which tends to be widely anticipated,...

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All change – settling relocating kids

All change – settling relocating kids When I first expressed my concern to friends and family about how our kids (then aged 3 and 6) would cope with our forthcoming move from London to California, everyone was quick to reassure me how adaptable children are. In reality…. …it turned out that uprooting ourselves from our […]

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Sarah-Jane Butler – Inspirational Woman

Inspirational Woman: Sarah-Jane Butler This summer, Sarah-Jane Butler, founder and CEO here at Parental Choice was awarded ‘Rising Star Champion’ by We Are the City for the work she does to help the female talent pipeline. Her award sits proudly here in the office and we are all very proud to be part of the team […]

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Employee Wellbeing – a productive workforce

Employee Wellbeing – a happy workforce is a productive workforce Is your organisation really embracing employee wellbeing or is it simply ‘ticking the box’ by doing the bare minimum?  For example, help yourself fruitbowls, subsidised gym memberships and a cycle to work scheme. Employee Wellbeing should be central to a business, adopted by senior...

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Managing Parental Guilt

Managing working parent guilt It is a rare parent who never feels any guilt in relation to their parenting or who doesn’t wonder whether they are doing the right thing for their children at times. Going to work can allow a healthy break from thinking about your children and their needs but it also invariably […]

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Helping your child cope with stress

Helping your child cope with stress Stress in primary school children has risen to worrying levels according to school leaders. 78% of school primary teachers in a recent survey reported a general increase in stress and anxiety among primary pupils. According to the report by the website, Key, a national school support service, 27% of […]

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