Getting the work life balance right

  • 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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    Coping with mental illness at university

    Coping with mental illness at university

    Leaving home and going to university is a big enough transition in and of itself, but if you throw in the experience of having some form of mental distress on top of it, it can become an overwhelmingly challenging time for a young person. Thankfully universities are much more aware and equipped to sensitively and

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    Schools role in protecting children from abuse

    Schools role in protecting children from abuse

    Child abuse is often very difficult to spot, so the more eyes and ears that are on the job the better. Schools have a very active and responsible role to play in this, as children spend a significant number of their waking hours in their care. So just how are schools equipped to help identify

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    Single parents returning to work

    Single Parents Returning To Work

    Single parents are consummate jugglers. They have to be. Adding work into the mix brings another dimension to the delicate balancing act, that is single parent life. A whole new set of challenges. Whatever your motivations for returning to work, it’s important to take things one step at a time, give you, and your children

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    School Discipline, Suspension and Exclusion

    School Discipline, Suspension and Exclusion

    Not all kids behave well all the time. For this reason, all schools have a written policy that details those standards of behaviour that are required from students. Within that policy are details of the consequences faced by children if those standards are not met. In short – what will happen if your child misbehaves

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