Your involvement in the school placement lottery in England begins in earnest in the year before your child is due to start in primary or secondary education. Many parents will have begun their investigations long before this, sounding out schools and other parents about catchment areas, child preferences, reputations, and the general desirability of each
Time management and organisation
The laws on time off work can be open to a degree of interpretation by your employer and individual rights will often depend on the specific terms of your employment contract. That said, there are some rules that all employers must abide by. We seek to demystify some of the basics here. Looking for a
If you’ve got off to a great start with breastfeeding then you may be reluctant to give up when you return to work after maternity leave. The good news is that you don’t have to. It may take a little more planning that just latching your baby on when she’s hungry but it’s definitely doable.
Childcare costs are a drain on many people’s resources but families with working parents are set to notice a reduction in the amount of money they fork out for childcare due to a government scheme scheduled to come into place this year. The Childcare Payments Bill will allow working parents to claim up to £2,000 per
They say that acknowledging a desire for change is the first and biggest step towards achieving it. Well that’s great, but where on earth do your start when you’ve decided you want to change your career? This is not generally something you can do overnight. You need a plan. And patience. And tenacity. And a
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