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Modern Workplaces, Looking to the Future

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working
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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today promised a “properly flexible” system of shared parental leave in Britain by 2015. Announcing  the Governments response to the Modern Workplaces’ consultation Mr Clegg  condemned Britain’s “Edwardian” system that places the burden of childcare on mothers and di...

Life after Maternity, Part 2…

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare
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Nicola Semple is back with part 2 of her “Life after Maternity” series   Nicola Semple is the owner of Life After Maternity Leave, a service dedicated to supporting new or ‘new again’ parents as they make decisions about their life ‘after maternity leave’.  Whether that be returning to work after maternity ...

The benefits of an Ofsted registered Nanny

by ParentalChoice
in Nannies
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Gues blogger Emma Dewey from BabyEm is talking about the benefits of a nanny being registered with Ofsted and how to make that happen. The Ofsted register: In 2007, The Ofsted Childcare Register (OCR) replaced the Childcare Approval Scheme (CAS). The arrangements means that all childcare (in England) can be registered by Ofsted, ...

Even superheroes can’t save everything….

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays
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  Forewarned is forearmed or say the saying goes. I really bought into this concept before my recent holiday to America and Canada with my 2 ½ year old son.Having only just recovered from a disastrous flight from Cuba to Manchester with my then 18 month old I thought I would use the old adage and ...

Just a Mum……

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare
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  Nicola Semple is the owner of Life After Maternity Leave, a service dedicated to supporting new or ‘new again’ parents as they make decisions about their life ‘after maternity leave’.  Whether that be returning to work after maternity leave, becoming a stay at home mum or doing something different and setting up thei...

Tips on what to buy your little ones this Christmas!

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Children
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If you’re anything like us you are already thinking about what to buy your little ones for Christmas this year. There is so much out there that it’s hard to choose something that is good quality, educational and meaningful that your child will be delighted to receive.To help you with this we talked to Rowena ...