Getting the work life balance right

  • Fancy a career change

    Fancy a career change

    If you’re considering a change in career there can be a lot to think about, especially if you have a family to support. It’s definitely not impossible though and life’s too short to spend unhappy at work. So if you fancy a career change here are some tips and points to consider before you hand

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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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    Being a proud working mum

    Being a proud working mum

    As parents we endeavour to create a lifestyle that is right not just for us, but for the family as a whole. For some mums, this means becoming a stay-at-home parent, while for others it means returning to work. There are many reasons why being a stay-at-home mum is great but it’s not for everyone

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    Do working parents find life harder now

    Do working parents find life harder now

    A YouGov poll conducted last year found that over half of parents (56%) think life is harder now than it was just 20 years ago. Childcare High on the list of issues facing working parents is balancing work, childcare and home life. With more families than ever having two working parents childcare facilities and, often

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    Thinking of home schooling

    Thinking of home schooling

    The decision to home-school is a very personal choice, many parents make it across the UK each year. At any one time, is it estimated that between 50 and 80 thousand UK children are educated in the home. The vast majority of children are educated in a formal school environment, but all parents have a

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    Are you better off working than on benefits

    Are you better off working than on benefits

    There have been plenty of headlines recently suggesting that families may be better off living off benefits rather than going out to work. But is that really the case? Is the system designed so that families can ‘earn’ more through not working? Figures The Joseph Rowntree Foundation recently looked into how much people earn on

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