Childcare

Tax Free Childcare – what does it mean for me?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Financial Planning, Childcare
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Since April 2017 the Government has launched a new system called Tax Free Childcare offering a new form of childcare vouchers and also increased free childcare hours. With so many questions from our clients about the new system, we have decided to look at them in more detail and provide you with a list of ...

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 ...

Nannies are not Slaves

by ParentalChoice
in Nannies, Childcare
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The Oxford Dictionary defines a nanny as “a person, typically a woman, employed to look after a child in the employer’s own home.” The key word in this is “employed”. In every other area of life, when someone is employed they are paid according to their skills and qualifications, they have rights and obligations and ...

How to get a real holiday this year

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Nannies, Holidays, Childcare
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Holidays….relaxing, refreshing, taking a well-earned break…..words that perhaps can be associated with holidays but not when you have children!   Aren’t they simply the same old routines but in a different location and without your usual creature comforts (or washing machine!)?! But they don’t have to be! We all use some f...

Parental Choice collaborates with Northern Trust to offer Tailored Childcare Support

by ParentalChoice
in Press Releases, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Childcare, Career
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Parental Choice collaborates with Northern Trust to offer Tailored Childcare Support to help those with childcare responsibilities at Northern Trust’s London office Northern Trust, a leading global financial services organization, is enhancing its support for employees with childcare responsibilities in its London office by partne...

Pensions and Nannies – the facts

by ParentalChoice
in Financial Planning, Childcare
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If you already employ a nanny you will no doubt be aware of the fact all employers must contribute to a pension but for potential nanny employers this might sound like a scary prospect. If you are already an employer you will have probably by now heard when your staging date is i.e. the date ...