Time management and organisation

how to find a good child minder

How to find a good child minder

The decision to leave your children with a child minder can be a difficult one. You are placing a lot of trust into somebody you don’t even know. Here the Working Parent have a guide on how to find a good child minder with a few things you need to consider. There are many things you can

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Living on one income

Living on one income

When you’re used to living off two salaries, the thought of living on one income can be extremely daunting. However, it is something that many couples face. It could be that you or your partner is pregnant and they need to take time off to have the baby. There are many reasons why one partner may

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Can I apply for flexible working hours

Can I apply for flexible working hours

The laws around flexible working changed on 30th June 2014. Prior to this date the right to request flexible working hours only applied to parents with children under 17 years of age (18 the child was disabled) and those in certain caring roles. Since the 30th June 2014 any employee who has served a company

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My child is struggling at school

My child is struggling at school

With the start of the new school year, now is the perfect time to get into a new homework routine. This is often an area of contention in many households, but there are ways you can support your child if they are struggling. As children settle into their new classroom and adapt to a different

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How to motivate yourself in the morningin the morning

How to motivate yourself in the morning

Do you ever wish you had the get up and go attitude of your children? If your kids are anything like mine, they’re up and ready to explore the new day the second they wake. Parents, on the other hand, often need to hit the snooze button a few times before they’re ready to face

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fit for work test

Fit for work test

The ‘fit for work’ test – is it working? The governments controversial fit for work test has been described as being “far from satisfactory” for people with mental health and behavioural problems. That is the finding of a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), an independent left-centre think tank. Assessment Around 1.9million

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