Flextime

Making a Successful Flexible Working Request

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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It seems like women’s rights have never been so prominent in the workplace but one thing that is now definitely open to all employees and not just women or parents is the right to request flexible working. We asked Belinda Lester, owner and director of Lionshead Law for her guidance on what makes a successful flexible ...

Work at Home Mums

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare, Career
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I work from home and before I started it sounded like a perfectly easy and wonderful way to manage my commitments. It is great and I’m very lucky to have this option however, actually getting to a point where I use all my time effectively has taken some practice and I really wish I’d read these ...

Family Friendly UK

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Parenting, Flexible working, Childcare, Career
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Firstly we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the Parental Choice Family Friendly UK survey. The results were very interesting and indicative of a growing discontent with the growing cost of childcare and its availability in the UK. Whilst overall respondents thought that the UK, in general, ...

Working Mums Outside of the UK

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Flexible working, Childcare, Career
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What’s it like being a working mum outside the UK? We often hear about the forward-thinking policies of Scandinavia and Iceland, but what about elsewhere in Europe? Mandy Garner from Workingmums.co.uk told Parental Choice how Europe compares to the UK in terms of flexible working. The picture for flexible working varies widely acr...

Changing face of parenthood

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Flexible working, Children, Career
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Last week was a big week for Parental Choice. I went up to London to speak to a couple of big name corporates about using Parental Choice to provide childcare resource services for their employees. Companies that recognise that work / life balance is an equal right to all; mums and dads whether they work flexibly or ...

Supporting Employees with Disabled Children

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Employee Benefits, Childcare, Career
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Employers for Carers is an organisation that has evolved from a group of employers, supported by the specialist knowledge of Carers UK, who are committed to helping carers with their caring responsibilities and ensuring that employers retain their talented employees, who may feel under pressure and need that extra support. Parental...