Childcare

Grandparents providing Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Grandparents, Family, Childcare
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With many parents struggling to balance work and family life, grandparents are increasingly being asked to lend a helping hand. The vast majority of parents say that grandparents are their first choice of childcare, and 97% of families receive some kind of help, ranging from regular childcare for babies and toddlers, to dropping of...

Common Childhood Ailments

by ParentalChoice
in Family, Children's health, Children, Childcare
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As parents we are bound to worry every time something is not quite right with our children. Sometimes, however, with a bit of knowledge we can be better prepared for what life has to throw our children’s way. With that in mind, @Parental_Choice asked our “resident” GP for some tips and information on common childhood ...

Family Relocation to Hong Kong

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Hong Kong, Global Mobility, Family, Children, Childcare
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  The very idea of uprooting and relocating a family can be extremely daunting even when moving home within the UK. So considering relocating halfway around the world to a different country all together can seem an overwhelming prospect. But it can be a great adventure too, with the right support and planning. Fortunately, H...

Pensions and Nannies – the facts

by ParentalChoice
in Financial Planning, Childcare
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If you already employ an eligible nanny, you will no doubt be aware of the fact that as their employer you must contribute to a pension. For new employers of eligible nannies you will need to set up a pension scheme from the commencement of their employment.  Pension contributions are not just simply a benefit that is ...

Childcare – more for less

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Financial Planning, Childcare
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When I was originally asked to write this article on the theme of “doing more with less”, the first thing that sprang to mind, given that I am a mother of three children, was getting the most you can where childcare is concerned. It’s never been more relevant than now when most families are feeling ...

Survival Tips for Work-Life Balance

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Flexible working, Children, Childcare, Career
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Work-life balance is never going to be perfect! How can it be? When you bring a child into your life, something’s got to give to make room for him or her. And it doesn’t get easier as your child gets older… school hours and holidays bring additional challenges for working parents, right into the teenage ...