Work & Childcare Articles

  • How to ask for a payrise

    How to ask for a payrise

      Are you being overworked and underpaid? Stuck in a ruck and feel as though your hard work isn’t being recognised, let alone rewarded? Do you feel your loyalty is being taken advantage of by your employer? Perhaps your salary isn’t inline with inflation and all you want is to be able to afford the

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    Can You Work While On Maternity Leave

    Can You Work While On Maternity Leave

    This is a question that many people ask. Here is a quick view as to your rights while taking your maternity leave. If you are in receipt of Maternity Allowance or Statutory Maternity Pay, you can work up to a maximum of 10 KIT days ( keeping in touch days) without losing your benefit. Whether

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    Getting Sacked - Know Your Rights

    Getting Sacked – Know Your Rights

    If you face being sacked from your job then you need to know your rights. While you deal with the financial and emotional trauma of being fired, it’s important to know where you stand. Dismissal Employers are obliged to give you a valid reason for your dismissal and act reasonably under the circumstances. They must

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    What Is Phonics?

    What Is Phonics?

    Most parents of young children will have heard the term ‘phonics’ and be aware that they have something to do with letters and words. Sounds Phonics is a well-used method of teaching children to read. The system teaches children to read letters the way they sound so that they can use them to put words

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    Holiday entitlements at work

    Holiday entitlements at work

    All full and part-time workers with a standard employment contract have a statutory right to a minimum amount of paid time off for holidays. Here is what you need to know to make sure you’re getting what’s due to you: The Basics The basic holiday entitlement is 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave. If you

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    Could I Be An Entrepreneur

    Could I Be An Entrepreneur

    The term ‘Entrepreneur’ often makes us think of uber-rich and successful business folk, who have built up their businesses from scratch through blood, sweat and toil. Management gurus and industry leaders would have us believe that such individuals all possess a very specific set of personality traits, whom have all followed a similar path, dedicated

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