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Training to work in childcare

Training to work in childcare

Childcare is a rewarding profession that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives and education of young children. At the beginning of July 2015 Sam Gyimah, the Childcare Minister, announced that those people looking to work in the profession are to be given more help to gain the level of knowledge

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Should kids go on expensive school trips

Should kids go on expensive school trips

Two schools have recently hit the headlines after planning week long trips to Barbados and Las Vegas. While there’s little doubt that kids would be climbing over each other to book their places, many will be disappointed as parents struggle to afford the £1,650 and £1,850 respectively, they’re expected to pay per child. Trip The

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How Does Free Childcare Work

Can I apply for a childcare grant

Being a student in full-time higher education can be exhilarating, tiring, enlightening … and any other adjectives your personal experience cares to throw into the mix. But when you have children the demands of studying become similar to that of a full-time job. You will need childcare if you are going to succeed. For anyone

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Age discrimination when looking for a job

Age discrimination when looking for a job

There may be laws against age discrimination when hiring employees, but the practice is still rife in many quarters. Older job hunters regularly report a sense of unfairness, nothing they can put their finger on, but it’s there. Of course, employers know better than to be obvious about it ‘you’re HOW old!’. Job seekers often

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Thinking of becoming a professional childminder

Thinking of becoming a professional childminder

Being a childminder comes with plenty of rewards. As well as having the privilege of spending time with little characters, you can work from home and usually fit it around other commitments, such as your own need for childcare. However, as you’ll no doubt be aware, becoming a professional childminder isn’t as simple as just

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Get help with childcare costs

Get help with childcare costs

Childcare is one of the killer costs of having kids. You need to work to earn money to live, but when you do, you can’t be around to mind your child. Childcare costs are a given for many working families. Not everyone can afford for one parent to remain at home, even though the majority

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