Childcare

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    Beating the morning rush

    Is beating the morning rush just a pipe dream? Ever blown up the microwave trying to ‘emergency-dry’ a school shirt (surely there was another clean one in the drawer)? Or realised halfway to school that you haven’t brushed your child’s hair, let alone tied it back? And if you get all that right, how about

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    my child won't go to nursery

    My child won’t go to nursery

    Help! My child won’t go to nursery! Its a common problem many parents face. Nursery, it’s a big step, scary for both parent and child and for that reason it can be hard for them to let go and venture of on their own to play with people they don’t know. If your child lays

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    Working part time or full time

    Getting a work life balance

    Getting a work life balance can be pretty tricky – Picture a hippo and a mouse sat on a seesaw. It’s fair to say that the little mouse would be petrified, and squeaking and screaming for the hippo to get off… If your work-life balance feels like an exceptionally  unfair balancing act and you can see

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    Be proud to be a working parent

    You should be proud to be a working parent right? It’s not always so easy… I spotted the bullies across the playground, but it was too late – they were huddled around the school gate, and there was no escape. I’d have to walk straight through the middle of their gang, and I knew it

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    Preparing to find a job

    Preparing to find a job

    Preparing to find a job? Feeling like it’s time to return to the work place after years of childcare? Or maybe it’s just time for a change of job or direction. Either way, it may be that you haven’t had to get out there and sell yourself for a long time and you may find

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    Part Time work

    Part Time Work: Find the perfect work-life balance

    Who says you can’t have it all?  A family, a career, and time for you appears to be the impossible dream, but this seemingly unacheivable fairytale is a satisfying reality for many people who choose to work part time.  This appears to be the answer for busy couples, with one parent working full-time and the

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