Part time working, flexible hours and job sharing

Childcare options for older children

Childcare options for older children

In the UK there is no law that states what age children can be left home alone. Many kids will be given a front door key when they start secondary school and will let themselves in to wait on their parents coming home from work. However, this isn’t suitable for everyone. Parents with a long

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Grandparents and childcare

Grandparents and childcare

Time-pressed and cash-strapped parents are increasingly looking to the Grandparents as a potential source of free childcare. Recent statistics suggest, as many as 1 in 4 working families depend on it in some form or another. On the face of it, Grandparents are the perfect option, the child knows them, and the parents trust them,

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Fancy a career change

Fancy a career change

If you’re considering a change in career there can be a lot to think about, especially if you have a family to support. It’s definitely not impossible though and life’s too short to spend unhappy at work. So if you fancy a career change here are some tips and points to consider before you hand

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Being a proud working mum

Being a proud working mum

As parents we endeavour to create a lifestyle that is right not just for us, but for the family as a whole. For some mums, this means becoming a stay-at-home parent, while for others it means returning to work. There are many reasons why being a stay-at-home mum is great but it’s not for everyone

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Do working parents find life harder now

Do working parents find life harder now

A YouGov poll conducted last year found that over half of parents (56%) think life is harder now than it was just 20 years ago. Childcare High on the list of issues facing working parents is balancing work, childcare and home life. With more families than ever having two working parents childcare facilities and, often

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Are you better off working than on benefits

Are you better off working than on benefits

There have been plenty of headlines recently suggesting that families may be better off living off benefits rather than going out to work. But is that really the case? Is the system designed so that families can ‘earn’ more through not working? Figures The Joseph Rowntree Foundation recently looked into how much people earn on

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