Childcare

Educating your Child about Social Media Safety

by ParentalChoice
in Screens, safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children, Childcare
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  During the primary school years, there is a tendency to want to bury your head in the sand when it comes to the issues and challenges of mobile phone use and social media. If you have children under 10, you may feel you don’t need to pay attention to this yet. However, by Years ...

Safety, Online Pressures and Unhappy Children

by ParentalChoice
in Screens, safety, Parenting, children's safety, Children, Childcare
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If you were asked to list items that make children unsafe, what would you say? Obviously, many parents would create an unending list of dangerous toys, strangers, bullies, and safety concerns hiding in our homes and flats. After all, we have read the dangers about choking hazards, toys made with lead paint, and unsafe children’s ...

Childcare Survey 2018 – what does it mean for working families?

by ParentalChoice
in nursery, Family, Childcare
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The team here at Parental Choice have recently read the Family and the Childcare Trust Childcare Survey 2018 to see what the main findings are for working families. The survey collates information and data on childcare provision from Local Authorities across England, Scotland and Wales. The survey is a simple overview of cost and ...

Are You Entitled to Tax Free Childcare?

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The following article on childcare appears in July / August 2018 Family Magazine (www.familiesonline.co.uk) In April 2017, the Government launched a new system called the Tax Free Childcare Vouchers Scheme offering a new form of childcare vouchers. It also increased free childcare hours. Whereas previously, childcare vouchers were a...

How to Avoid Brain-Drain During the Summer Holidays

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children, Childcare
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We all know that our children need a break during the summer, so they come back to school refreshed and ready to learn. However, research consistently shows that children can lose up to a third of what they have learned during the holidays. Thanks to Claire Winter and Families® Magazine here are eight great ideas to ...

Childcare and Flexible Working

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Flexible working, Childcare, Career
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Finding the right childcare when working full time or flexibly can be like finding a needle in a haystack and if you do find that needle it is often diamond and gold-plated! Parents spend up to 45% of their disposable income on childcare and when it comes to a return to work, families (and in ...