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Being a New Working Mum – tips and advice

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Parenting, New mum
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Being a new mum isn’t easy; being a new working mum is even harder so Parental Choice asked Luciana Andreoni, working mum at a leading cosmetics company, for her thoughts, tips and advice: “As I finished my last Zone visit before going on maternity leave, nothing felt easier than looking after a baby. The year leading ...

The Voice of Experience for Working Mothers

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Uncategorized, Flexible working, Childcare, Career
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  Society and people’s working lives are very different now than a generation ago when our parents were trying to combine their career and family lives. To be a working mother was still relatively the exception, rather than the rule and the concept of equality in the workplace as well as at home was only just beginning...

Investing for your Children’s Future

by ParentalChoice
in Financial Planning, Family, Children
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We all have dreams for our children’s future. We want them to experience every opportunity possible, give them a good education, enable them to travel and give them a helping hand onto the property ladder. How best to provide for your children is a question Parental Choice put to Peter Green, Chief Executive of one ...

Implementing Family Friendly Policies in an International Business

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Family, Employee Benefits, Childcare, Career
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Parental Choice would like to thank Vanessa Palmer, HR Director, Consumer Products Division, UK for this article. “As is the norm, to kick off my research for this article I had a browse around Google. I was very interested to read the headline of one of the most recent publications: ‘Our workplaces are about as ...

Family and Childcare Trust: Family Friendly Week (20 -27 October)

by ParentalChoice
in Family, Childcare
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  The Family and Childcare Trust aims to make the UK a better place for families, through research, campaigning and information provision, and working with government, employers and parents to reduce pressures on family life. Parental Choice spoke to Anand Shukla, chief executive of the Family and Childcare Trust, about Family...

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 ...