work-life balance

Work:Life Balance is important – fact!

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Career
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Work:Life Balance is important – fact! Parental Choice consider employees to be the most valuable asset to any business. So, we were interested to read research published at the end of last year which indicated that nearly a quarter of employees in the UK are showing a low intent to stay in their current role. ...

What to do with your unwanted gifts

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family
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The Christmas decorations have all been packed away and the New Year hangover is a distant memory, but you still have a small pile of gifts in the corner (or hidden in a cupboard) that just weren’t, how would we say it, ‘You’ this Christmas. The bright patterned jumper keeps winking at you, the aroma ...

New year, new parenting? Parental resolutions for 2019

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Family
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New year, new parenting….is being a better parent on your list of resolutions?  At the start of each new year most of us make a set of resolutions which should have a positive impact on our lives. Who hasn’t signed up to a gym to fulfil that ‘be more healthy’ resolution, frantically tidied the house ...

Supporting your working carers

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies, Charity, Carers, Career
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As Christmas approaches here at Parental Choice our thoughts have turned to groups of people who may have a more challenging festive period than others.  As a business we assist working parents in managing their careers with effective childcare, but along with a number of our corporate clients we have recognised there are a growi...

What does the 2018 budget mean for working parents?

by ParentalChoice
in Tax and Pensions, Payroll, Parenting, Financial Planning
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Yesterday, October 29, Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the UK Government’s 2018 budget. We have reviewed it and pulled out the key points which will affect working parents and, importantly, the implications for those who employ staff to help run their busy lives. Whilst Mr Hammond was keen to headline the end of austerity bein...

Finding your balance as an entrepreneurial parent

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Wellbeing, Parenting, Entrepreneur
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  You are a giver. You give your time and devotion to your family, to your customers and to those you hold dear. It’s important to you to prioritise your children and family life. You play a multitude of roles to support them and you ensure their wellbeing is at the heart of what you ...