Grandparents and family

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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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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Care to learn funding

Care to learn funding

Young parents can often find it a struggle to continue with their education while forking out for expensive childcare at the same time. However, a government scheme called Care to Learn funding can offer some help towards the cost of childcare for those wishing to go back to school or college after their baby is

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Can I apply for flexible working hours

Can I apply for flexible working hours

The laws around flexible working changed on 30th June 2014. Prior to this date the right to request flexible working hours only applied to parents with children under 17 years of age (18 the child was disabled) and those in certain caring roles. Since the 30th June 2014 any employee who has served a company

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Returning to work before your maternity leave is up

Returning to work before your maternity leave is up

If you are returning to work before your maternity leave is up then this may not be as simple as it sounds. You’d like to think your employer will welcome you back with open arms, but it is important to remember that they will have been obliged to make commitments and arrangements to cover your

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My child is struggling at school

My child is struggling at school

With the start of the new school year, now is the perfect time to get into a new homework routine. This is often an area of contention in many households, but there are ways you can support your child if they are struggling. As children settle into their new classroom and adapt to a different

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