Coronavirus: Advice for nannies

Coronavirus: Advice for nannies COVID-19 and Childcare – What Should Nannies Do During these Uncertain Times? With the daily updates from the Prime Minister and senior ministers within government, the advice around COVID-19 is changing at an unprecedented pace, and this uncertainty is having a knock-on effect on much of the population.  A lot of...

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Coronavirus: Supporting nannies and employers

Supporting nannies and their employers As an employer of nannies, you will probably have a lot of questions at this current time of crisis. Similarly, nannies will also be worried for their jobs and the children that they are looking after. To help allay your concerns and guide you as to the current legal situation, […]

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Help children anxious about Coronavirus?

How to help children through the anxiety of the Coronavirus? The Coronavirus reports are everywhere, so your children will inevitably have heard about it. With so much news surrounding the virus, it can cause anxiety. So how do you help children through the anxiety of the Coronavirus? Here we share some tips to help you […]

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Coronavirus: what do to if schools close

Coronavirus: What do to if schools close The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. There are many countries which have made the decision to close schools and colleges and cancel mass events.  The UK government have resisted pressure to do the same, and the Prime Minister, [&hell...

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Coronavirus and the elderly

Coronavirus and the elderly Parental Choice has asked Sharon Betts, its Head of Family Care for advice on helping our elderly relatives, who are most vulnerable to the covid-19 coronavirus. On Wednesday 1tth March 2020 the World Health Organisation officially declared the coronavirus a global pandemic.  Various governments have moved swiftly to put...

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Flexible working for managers

Flex work for managers How flexible are you as a manager? Honestly?  If you work flexibly yourself, it is likely that you feel comfortable in supporting flexible working by others in your team; if you have never worked flexibly yourself, you may feel hesitant and prefer your team to continue to work as they always […]

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Coronavirus and your obligations as a small employer

Coronavirus and your obligations as a small employer As coronavirus spreads further in the UK, small business employers and parents are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact on their business, their children and themselves. To help allay your concerns and guide you as to the current legal situation, we have responded to the main queries...

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The reasons behind the motherhood penalty

What are the reasons behind the motherhood penalty? As a mother, do you ever have a “sliding doors” moment and ask how might my life have been different? What if I had not chosen this path and done something different instead? What would I have earnt had I not had children? One judge recently awarded […]

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What International Women’s Day 2020 means to me

What International Women’s Day means to me … International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Across London and the world, events are being held to commemorate this day and to highlight...

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Grieving the Loss of a Mother

Grieving the Loss of a Mother Everybody reacts differently when their mother dies. My mother and I were close and when I lost her, I thought that I would never feel ‘normal’ again. I sometimes couldn’t breathe and was often sick. I couldn’t sleep and had to force myself to eat. Yet somehow through all […]

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