Childcare

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    Returning to work after maternity leave

    Many mothers consider returning to work after maternity leave for financial reasons. There are certain rights that employers must adhere to when you are returning to work following maternity leave. If you understand exactly what you are entitled to, it might make the transition to a working parent easier. Statutory Maternity Leave There are two

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    how to find a good child minder

    How to find a good child minder

    The decision to leave your children with a child minder can be a difficult one. You are placing a lot of trust into somebody you don’t even know. Here the Working Parent have a guide on how to find a good child minder with a few things you need to consider. There are many things you can

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    Living on one income

    Living on one income

    When you’re used to living off two salaries, the thought of living on one income can be extremely daunting. However, it is something that many couples face. It could be that you or your partner is pregnant and they need to take time off to have the baby. There are many reasons why one partner may

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    Can I apply for flexible working hours

    Can I apply for flexible working hours

    The laws around flexible working changed on 30th June 2014. Prior to this date the right to request flexible working hours only applied to parents with children under 17 years of age (18 the child was disabled) and those in certain caring roles. Since the 30th June 2014 any employee who has served a company

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    Returning to work before your maternity leave is up

    Returning to work before your maternity leave is up

    If you are returning to work before your maternity leave is up then this may not be as simple as it sounds. You’d like to think your employer will welcome you back with open arms, but it is important to remember that they will have been obliged to make commitments and arrangements to cover your

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    My child is struggling at school

    My child is struggling at school

    With the start of the new school year, now is the perfect time to get into a new homework routine. This is often an area of contention in many households, but there are ways you can support your child if they are struggling. As children settle into their new classroom and adapt to a different

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