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How Does Free Childcare Work

Can I apply for a childcare grant

Being a student in full-time higher education can be exhilarating, tiring, enlightening … and any other adjectives your personal experience cares to throw into the mix. But when you have children the demands of studying become similar to that of a full-time job. You will need childcare if you are going to succeed. For anyone

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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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Schools role in protecting children from abuse

Schools role in protecting children from abuse

Child abuse is often very difficult to spot, so the more eyes and ears that are on the job the better. Schools have a very active and responsible role to play in this, as children spend a significant number of their waking hours in their care. So just how are schools equipped to help identify

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Single parents returning to work

Single Parents Returning To Work

Single parents are consummate jugglers. They have to be. Adding work into the mix brings another dimension to the delicate balancing act, that is single parent life. A whole new set of challenges. Whatever your motivations for returning to work, it’s important to take things one step at a time, give you, and your children

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