Childcare

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    Childcare Costs 2013

    So far 2013 hasn’t been an easy year for anyone, the prices of things just keeps going up and up while in the wise words of Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall, ‘Money’s too tight to mention’. So when we read reports about childcare costs in the UK and how a full time Nursery place for your

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    Employer supported childcare

    Employer Supported Childcare

    The employer supported childcare scheme looks set to be replaced in 2015 with the new tax-free childcare system which will see working parents with children under the age of five (or under 17 if they are disabled) getting money toward the cost of childcare, up to £1200 per child per year, which will look like

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    Summer term childcare challenges

    Children may rejoice as the summer holiday approaches, but for many working parents it can be a nightmare juggling childcare and keeping them entertained without breaking the bank. Here are some suggestions for a stress-free summer… Sharing childcare Many families use the summer holiday to use up at least two weeks of annual leave and

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    Family babysitters: Are you taking advantage?

    When grandparents aren’t always available for childcare…

    When grandparents aren’t always available for childcare, it can leave many parents in a never ending financial and emotional battle. When I was a nipper, my mum used to ferry me off to my grandmother’s house during the summer holidays while she went to work. My grandmother lived in a beautiful countryside location, and me

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    What qualifications should a childminder have?

    Do you wonder what qualifications should a childminder have? Whatever age your child is, deciding to leave them with a childminder while you’re at work can be a difficult decision. Whether they’re there full time or just for a few hours before and after school, you need to ensure that the person looking after them

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