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The Approach of the Tweens

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized
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I don’t have a teen and I don’t have a tween so you might be wondering why I’m writing a piece for this teen/tween themed newsletter. Well, what I do have is a seven year old daughter who is fast heading towards the tween stage so I thought I would share my fear of this ...

Employment rights – would you give them up for shares?

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Financial Planning, Family, Childcare, Career
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Back in October we published an article on George Osbournes proposal to allow employers to offer shares to employees in return for sacrifing key employment rights. Amazingly, this week, the House of Lords has backed down in its long battle with the Government over the controversial ‘shares for rights’ scheme, but only after extr...

Not the mum I thought I would be

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family, Children
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Everyone told me that having kids was hard work. My own mother said that I would never understand the sacrifices that she made for me until I had children of my own. At the time I listened, nodded and understood. Or did I? I don’t think anyone has any real idea of what being a ...

Making things work for kids after parental separation

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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Parenting can be hard at the best of times.  It is hard enough when the job is shared by two cohabiting parents, but when couples separate, whole new ways of managing, both practically and emotionally, often have to be found. No matter how recently or long ago you separated, there are some golden rules for ...

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 ...

Starting Nursery – The Nursery Manager’s View

by ParentalChoice
in starting pre-school, nursery, Childcare
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We spend a lot of time focusing on what it’s like for children and their parents when they hit the major milestone of starting nursery but what about the people who deal with it every day. We wanted to understand what it is like to work in the nursery and how they help our little ...