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Choosing a Primary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Children
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Preparing for your child to start primary school can be very exciting for the whole family but it does come with the stress, more for some than others, of establishing which school your child will go to. Which school do you want? How do you apply? Will your child be offered a place? The list ...

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 ...

Gatwick – Your Family Journey

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family Friendly Companies, Family
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Flying with children is rarely an easy task so the more help airports and airlines are able to provide parents the better. I recently travelled through Gatwick airport and was pleasantly surprised at how family friendly and supportive the airport was so it was with that experience in mind that Parental Choice approached Gatwick airp...

Checking your Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Nannies, Children, Childcare
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Our children’s safety is paramount. We strap them into car seats to prevent accidents, put stair gates up to stop them falling and teach them about stranger danger. Yet still many people will leave their children in childcare that they haven’t checked. Choosing childcare is just the first part of the process, checking it is ...

The Children’s Food Trust

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Healthy eating, Children
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Nutritionist Tricia Mucavele leads the Children’s Food Trust’s Eat Better, Start Better programme Are you an always, a sometimes or a never? I’m talking, of course, about sitting at the table to eat as a family. Recent research from the Journal of Epidemiology and Child Health looked at the eating habits of almost 2,400 childr...

Parental Choice

by ParentalChoice
in Home Page
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Parental Choice is the essential “one stop shop” to help you make the right decision on your childcare needs. All the senior staff at Parental Choice are parents and we live the good, the bad and the ugly of trying to combine work and family just like you....