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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How will Brexit affect my childcare?

How will Brexit affect my childcare? Whilst it would appear that we have been granted a temporary interlude in the saga that is Brexit, there are many employers and employees, and potential employees, who are still very confused and concerned as to what leaving the EU means to them in terms of their employment rights. […]

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Back to school, back to work

Back to school,back to work I still remember the nervous excitement of the first day back at school in September after a long, summer break: meeting my new teachers, seeing my classmates after a long break, the (slightly stiff) feeling of the smart new shoes and uniform. And now as a parent, I re-live this […]

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Call for flexible working for all hits Parliament, but women should still be looking after the children….a juxtaposition?

Flexible working – Childcare mothers Call for flexible working for all hits Parliament, but women should still be looking after the children….a juxtaposition? There were two stories in the press in the last couple of weeks which resonated here at Parental Choice HQ for different reasons. Firstly, was the great news that a private bill [&he...

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