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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...

Aiming for success but at what cost?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Anyone who has ever started up their own business will tell you that it is hard work. Correction, it is very hard work because ultimately everything comes down to you. There is no one to look after your computer when it crashes and loses your client details. There is no one else to cover you ...

Why Dads need to change if we want more Mothers in Business

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Written by Sarah-Jane Butler of Parental Choice and Lisa Barnwell of Bumps and Boardroom Many women we speak to dread announcing the news of their pregnancy to their manager and colleagues, fearing the end of their careers as they know it. And many of them have due cause to fear given the high level of ...

The Impact of the National Minimum Wage Increase on Childcare Services

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Family Friendly Companies, Childcare
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Most of us know that from April 2016 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will be replaced by the National Living Wage (NLW). Workers aged 25 and over will be entitled to an increased hourly rate of £7.20 rather than the current £6.70 that they receive under the National Minimum Wage legislation. This rate is slated ...

Supporting Working Parents

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Career
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Getting return on investment by supporting parents at work Are budgets being squeezed yet again? Is management sign-off for new initiatives becoming more difficult? Are you being asked to quantify the business benefits of every initiative? According to Parenting for Professionals, people make assumptions that results of initiatives...