Child care

Spread your wings little bird

by ParentalChoice
in starting pre-school, Parenting, nursery
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Given that it is the time of year when many children are starting nursery for the first time I wanted to write about how it feels for Mum (or Dad but I’m using Mum because I am one) watching their little bird spread their wings into a whole new world. In the name of research I ...

The giggle factor….

by ParentalChoice
in Children, Childcare
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Our guest blogger Claire Maskell is back this week talking about the benefits of really laughing with your kids! Let’s admit it, as much as we love our children, they can really know how to push our buttons! It can leave us stressed, agitated and often at the end our tether!! That is why at least once ...

L’Oreal, a family friendly firm

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Flexible working, Family, Children
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Attracting and retaining skilled employees is key to the growth of any business, especially in these tough times. Since most companies are not in a position to keep increasing salaries, they regard flexible and voluntary benefits as an alternative way to keep their employees interested and loyal. It used to be the case that lifestyl...

Financial support for childcare costs announced but …… wait for it ……….wait for it …….

by ParentalChoice
in Financial Planning, Family, Childcare
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The Government is trying very hard. Very hard to help working parents deal with some of the highest childcare costs in the world with many mothers choosing not to go back to work because financially they are better off staying at home. This is a drain on the economy as well as on families’ personal ...

Robs Top Tips

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Flexible working, Childcare
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We are really please to welcome a new guest blogger to our team today. Rob James is offering some practical tips on retunring to work after the ‘baby years’. It can be very difficult to get back to work after having and raising a baby. However, if you don’t get back to work, the consequences ...

Childcare costs – the stark reality

by ParentalChoice
in Children
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The Daycare Trust and Family and Parenting Institute today published their Childcare Cost Survery for 2013. Shockingly, but unsuprising to most of us paying for childcare, it showed that nursery, childminder and after-school club services are all rising at a rate of 6 per cent which is more than double the rate of inflation. They ...