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With childcare costs rising, is getting the grandparents involved in childcare the answer?

The rising cost of childcare is pricing many women out of work – 59% of mums in Workingmums.co.uk ‘s recent annual survey said it was a major barrier to them returning to work. Those who are fortunate enough to live … Continue reading

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Is maternity leave a burden on women?

Shelia Lawlor has previously spoken out, calling for maternity leave to be scrapped, claiming it’s a burden on women and businesses, but many groups campaigning for equality and women’s rights are alarmed by the prospect.  Is maternity leave a burden … Continue reading

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Annual Childcare Report: Childcare Costs

Cost is the biggest concern for parents when it comes to organising childcare, ranking even higher than safety!  Our Annual Childcare Report showed that the cost of childcare is foremost in parents’ minds.  It’s also a barrier to returning to … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year!

新年好!  Kung Hei Fat Choi!  Happy Chinese New Year!  Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China and for Chinese people around the world. This year is the year of the Snake, one of the 12-year cycle of animals which … Continue reading

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Annual Childcare Report: Childcare Availability

The availability of childcare varies considerably across the UK.  Our recent Annual Childcare Report revealed that a quarter of unemployed parents want to work but are prevented from doing so by the cost of childcare.  These figures show access to … Continue reading

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‘More Great Childcare’ – Government Announcement

Yesterday Education Minister MP Elizabeth Truss made a major announcement in response to Nutbrown review – delivering the main takeout that ‘childcare in this country must be world-class’.  Emphasising quality as the most important factor, she called for better training … Continue reading

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Annual Childcare Report: UK Childcare Landscape

Is the Government Doing Enough?  “Over half (55%) of all parents in the UK think the government is not doing enough to support them when it comes to childcare”.  Over the last decade, the UK’s childcare landscape has become more … Continue reading

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Annual Childcare Report: The Myths Demystified

As a working dad of one (with another on the way) I can vouch that choosing childcare is undoubtedly one of the toughest decisions you will ever have to make and being in the business makes it no easier.  We … Continue reading

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Annual Childcare Report: Childcare Issues

From the cost of childcare to changes to child benefits and the regulation of the childcare industry, issues relating to childcare have been in the news a lot lately.  But has this made the situation any clearer for parents?  The … Continue reading

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Annual Childcare Report: Digital Technology

As you may already know, Findababysitter.com’s Annual Childcare Report was published yesterday, and we have received a great response from it! Through a series of blogs we aim to deliver you an outline of the type of research we have … Continue reading

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