Work and career

  • More childcare help for working parents

    More Childcare help for working parents

    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

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    thinking of a career change

    Thinking of a career change

    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

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    Pros and cons of using a relative for childcare

    Pros and Cons of using a relative for childcare

    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

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    Tips for securing a new job

    Tips for securing a new job

    If you’re in the market for a new job, there are plenty of simple ways you can improve your chances of securing a new role. Check out our list of handy tips for securing a new job, and get on the road to employment success. Create a serious email address Something like [email protected] is not

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    Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

    Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

    “The number of teachers who quit their jobs in English state schools rose by almost a fifth in one year, official figures suggest. Some 47,700 teachers left their jobs in the year 2010-11, up from 40,070 in 2009-10, according to Schools Minister David Laws”. Vocation Teaching is a vocation. I was a teacher myself for

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    adult bullying

    Adult bullying

    In simple terms, bullying means one person or a group of individuals being deliberately cruel to another. Such behaviour is not confined to the playground, with childhood bullies often growing up to become a workplace menace. The effects of adult bullying can be just as devastating to those on the receiving end, but with age

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