Your role in your child's education

  • More childcare help for working parents

    More Childcare help for working parents

    Childcare costs are a drain on many people’s resources but families with working parents are set to notice a reduction in the amount of money they fork out for childcare due to a government scheme scheduled to come into place this year. The Childcare Payments Bill will allow working parents to claim up to £2,000 per

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    Pros and cons of using a relative for childcare

    Pros and Cons of using a relative for childcare

    If you have a relative who is able and willing to look after your child while you are out at work, you may be trying to figure out whether or not it’s a good idea. To help you make your decision, The Working Parent has come up with some of the pros and cons of

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    Discipline at school and what to expect

    Discipline at school and what to expect

    All schools need a discipline policy otherwise they wouldn’t be able to function properly. A discipline or behaviour policy is usually written by the head teacher and includes behaviours that are deemed unacceptable as well as the school’s policy for dealing with such conduct. The policy should also include actions that will be taken to

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    Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

    Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

    “The number of teachers who quit their jobs in English state schools rose by almost a fifth in one year, official figures suggest. Some 47,700 teachers left their jobs in the year 2010-11, up from 40,070 in 2009-10, according to Schools Minister David Laws”. Vocation Teaching is a vocation. I was a teacher myself for

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    top homework tips

    Top homework tips

    After a long day at school it can sometimes it can be difficult to keep the kids motivated to do homework. So what can you do to keep them interested? Here are our top homework tips. Get involved If you’ve also had a long day at work, sitting down to help with homework can be

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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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