Time management and organisation

Flexible hours that suit you

Many working parents want to work part-time hours and ones that ideally fit around the family; but acquiring decent paid part time work, with flexible hours that suit you can be rather tricky. With the increasing costs of childcare the majority of your hard earned cash can be swallowed up almost before you have even

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Preparing your child for their first day at school

Preparing your child for their first day at school

Eek! The day is approaching! Your baby is all grown up and it’s time to start school! How do you go about preparing your child for their first day at school? Practical Skills Infant teachers know that all children develop at different rates, so they will be ready to cope with a range of abilities.

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Balancing work and childcare costs

Balancing work and childcare costs

Childcare is expensive. Fact. Even if both parents earn a decent living wage the majority of one of these pay-checks will be sucked instantly from the bank account at the end of each month to pay the childminderor nursery. So what’s the point? How do you go about balancing work and childcare costs? Unless both

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Support for carers at work

Support for carers at work

Carers are often unsung heroes, diligently providing an essential service to loved ones or friends. Juggling this commitment with the demands of normal work can be incredibly stressful. The good news is that there are statutory rights employers are obliged to offer to carers. Such support for carers at work can be invaluable, and it

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Spending your time wisely and being successful

Spending your time wisely and being successful

‘I haven’t got the time!’ is a common refrain from many of us. When life is so full with work, kids, and home, the 24 hours in each day can seem to fly by in a blur. Where did that go? The key to spending your time wisely and being successful is to ensure you

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Self employed and pregnant

Self employed and pregnant

The appearance of the thin blue line on the pregnancy test kick-starts a whole new world of financial challenges. Those in employment can look to their company for maternity benefits – the law provides strict guidelines and most employment contracts are very clear on the policy to be applied. For self-employed women the process and

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