Family Friendly Companies

Why is the take up of shared parental leave so low?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Shared Parental Leave (or SPL) was introduced by the UK government in April 2015 and was set to dramatically change the legal landscape so that caring for children became a joint responsibility rather than one exclusively assigned to mothers. A framework that allowed women to return to the workplace more quickly, without compromisin...

Parental Choice reveals European expansion plans

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in Frankfurt, Family Friendly Companies, Europe, Employee Benefits
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Parental Choice reveals European expansion plans as they branch out their family focused relocation service into the financial heart of Europe.   Parental Choice, an established provider of specialist childcare support solutions for working parents, has extended its childcare search and selection services network into Frankfur...

National Work / Life Week

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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With thanks to Working Families, who are championing the National Work / Life Week: Monday 2nd October heralds the start of National Work Life Week, our annual campaign to get both employers and employees talking about wellbeing at work and work life fit. It’s an opportunity for employers to show their employees, and potential can...

Creating a year-round work/life balance culture

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies
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National Work Life Balance Week, 2-6th October 2017, is a great reminder to re-focus on the importance of getting this right for working parents. However, it will take more than putting on a few events to give working parents what they really need for longer-term sustainability: a culture that feels family-friendly on a day-to-day ...

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...

Entrepreneur Focus – Sam Willoughby

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Sam Willoughby, founder of Whatson4 and the Children’s Activities Association gave us her insight and story about being an entrepreneur. Sam, congratulations on winning “Pitman Entrepreneur of the Year” Tell us why you think you won and what does the award mean to you? All awards are about PR, for the organisers and the winne...