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As I sit writing this I am surrounded by the evidence that I am in way over my head. My children are wrestling on the floor – they’re bored because I haven’t had a chance to play with them since they got home from nursery – and I know we’re only seconds away from the
The approaching New Year’s Day 2018 will be more than just an occasion for nursing a hangover while chasing my toddler round on her new bike she got for Christmas. Nope, the first day of 2018 also marks the end of a pretty significant chapter in my life. It’s my final day of maternity leave.
Whatever your reasons for going back to work, it’s likely you’ll be feeling guilty at the prospect of putting your baby into nursery for most of the week. My eldest was in nursery four days a week and with my parents one day a week – which saved us bags of cash at the time.
Worried, overwhelmed and, that old mum classic, guilty may be just some of the things you are feeling at the prospect of sending your child to nursery. Whatever their age, it’s hard to let go. If you’re sending them to daycare after enjoying a year of maternity, you’re probably wondering how on Earth an entire
Parents may face more expensive childcare bills after the 30 hours free care scheme launches next month, an education charity has warned. A survey by the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA) found 74 per cent of nurseries say the government has underfunded the scheme. From September, working parents in England are entitled to 30 hours’ free
Parents could double their free childcare hours from next month. Some families will be able to apply for 30 hours of free childcare a week – double the current offering of 15 hours for all kids aged three and up. The government scheme is rolling out next month but has already been hit by problems
We are not a sick house. Me and my husband are pretty resilient to bugs and rarely get really ill. The most I had ever suffered before having kids was after eating oysters. After three bouts of serious illness that I had blamed on food poisoning initially, I had to accept I’m allergic. I love
The pledge to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week to working parents was music to the ears of many forced to choose between a career they love and being able to pay the bills. For many women who want to find a way back to work after having a baby the numbers simply