Time management and organisation

Balancing work and home life

Balancing work and home life

For many working parents, balancing work and home life can seem like finding the Holy Grail. It isn’t easy juggling a successful working life with a happy family home. On one hand, you want and need to earn money, have a role outside of the family and boost your self-esteem. On the other hand, you

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Tips for helping your child succeed at school

Tips for helping your child succeed at school

As parents we all want our kids to do well in school. However, we can’t be in the classroom to support them and encourage them to do their best. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a positive influence on kids’ behaviour and achievements while they’re at school. Get to know the school When your

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School led teacher training

School led teacher training

If you’ve decided you’d like to embark on a teaching career, there are a number of routes you can take. University-led training is the traditional method – via a full-time 3-4 year degree if you are not a graduate and via a 1 year PGCE if you are. Increasingly though, the government has recognised the

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Dealing with disciplinary action against you at work

Dealing with disciplinary action against you at work

There are many reasons why an employer may start disciplinary action against an employee, including the quality of work produced, absence or conduct. If you’re facing disciplinary action at work then we’ve pulled together some points that may help you through it. What is disciplinary action? Disciplinary action can take many forms but usually consists

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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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