Childcare

The Schools Appeal Process

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Education, Children, Childcare
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With many parents nervously awaiting the outcome of school applications, this article is aimed at those families who don’t get the decision that they want and provides advice on the schools appeals process. For those parents who have not been through the appeals system, it can seem incredibly daunting with a minefield of informati...

Employment law and payroll update

by ParentalChoice
in Tax and Pensions, Payroll, Parenting, Nannies, Financial Planning, Childcare
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PC Payroll has created this employment law and payroll update. In line with the amendments and updates due to come into effect with the new tax year from April 2019, we thought it would be useful to highlight a few changes that may affect you on the legal and payroll side, in relation to being ...

Cutting the Cost of Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Childcare, Career
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As any Parent who has looked at childcare will know, it is expensive.  Parents can spend up to 45% of their disposable income on childcare and after housing it is the second largest cost for a household. Naturally there are regional variations across the country, with the north being typically lowest in cost and the ...

What makes a successful international relocation?

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Moving house, Global Mobility, Family Friendly Companies, Europe, Employee Benefits, Children, Childcare, Brexit
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Last week The Guardian reported that nearly one third of British companies are either considering, or actively planning on, relocating their business operations abroad because of Brexit. What makes a successful international relocation for the thousands of people behind these headline-grabbing statistics? The logistics involved in ...

Relocating to Hong Kong as a nanny

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Parenting, Nannies, Hong Kong, Global Mobility, Childcare, Career
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I first relocated to Hong Kong as a professional nanny 11 years ago, and I cannot express how fast that time has passed. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought my life would bring me here from the US and that I would end up calling HK home. And while life here ...

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 ...