Childcare

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

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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 ...

Surviving the summer holidays

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Holidays, Children, Childcare
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It’s almost here, every working parent’s worst nightmare, the summer holidays!!! Those three words strike dread and fear into the hearts of working parents everywhere. Just how do you get through them unscathed? With the average annual school holidays being three times the annual leave that a full time working parent is entitle...

Is The Bedtime Story Fading Away?

by ParentalChoice
in teaching reading skills, reading, Parenting, Children, Childcare
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If you’ve ever enjoyed the cosy comfort of listening to a bedtime story when you were little, you’ll know just how much it can mean. It’s a chance to spend some real one on one time with a parent, just you and them in the half dark, listening to something fun or exciting (or both) ...

A Dad’s Share

by ParentalChoice
in Working Dad, Shared Parental Leave., Childcare, Career
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Back in November 2014 my wife and I were overjoyed with the arrival of our daughter Beatrice. Being at home with her for those first two weeks was amazing and she was perfect in every way, but a month in to her life she was diagnosed with hip-dysplasia and we were told she would need ...