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The pitfalls of hiring a Nanny via websites such as Gumtree

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Sarah-Jane Butler, director and founder of childcare agency Parental Choice, said: “Anyone can put their name up on a site like Gumtree. They don’t need to have had any experience at all. “Employers use them because they think they are saving money on the agency fees but leaving your most treasured possession with a nanny ...

Tax-free Childcare delayed until 2017

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Founder of Parental Choice Sarah-Jane Butler said there are benefits as well as drawbacks to the delay. “Hopefully this hiatus in proceedings will give companies the chance to think about what they can do to value the talent of their working parents, and look outside of the box for something that will truly make a ...

David Cameron forced into free childcare climbdown as systems faces ‘meltdown’

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Sarah-Jane Butler of the organisation Parental Choice said parents should not be misled by the Government’s announcement. “I think the idea makes a good headline but even now the 15 hours of childcare available is not exactly free as nurseries and child-minders can’t provide the quality and safety parents and children deserve ...

Is Cameron’s Childcare Bill too good to be true?

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Sarah-Jane Butler, founder of childcare advice website Parental Choice, believes the offer is too good to be true. She said: “I think the idea makes a good headline but even now the 15 hours of childcare available is not exactly free as nurseries and child-minders can’t provide the quality and safety parents and children deserve...

Pensions for nannies spark black market warning

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“The black market for cash-in-hand nannies — who don’t go through payroll — will definitely grow,” said Sarah-Jane Butler, a solicitor and director of Parental Choice, a childcare agency....