Tags: Childcare

Cost of childcare a barrier to parents working

A new report published by the Family and Childcare Trust, alongside Parental Choice, has revealed for the first time that the high cost of childcare is preventing millions of parents from working, with industries who rely on shift work being particularly hit. Currently, over 4.4 million parents (34 percent of all parents with dependent children)…

We want to find out if you are prepared for the new scheme. Vote below and leave your comments below. Last week’s poll Friday was the International Day of Happiness and we want to know what makes you smile in the workplace. So far it appears that working environment is the most happy-inducing part of work,…

Edenred launches virtual events roadshow to promote childcare benefits to working parents 24/7

Edenred has launched Working Parents Zone, a virtual benefits roadshow for employers which gives employees on-demand access to education and information about childcare benefits and common issues facing working parents. The virtual roadshow simulates a “live” exhibition and allows employees to find out about the benefits which are on offer at a time and place…

In-work poverty will still affect over 3 million children

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty (SMCP) Commission finds that 3.5 million children will be in absolute poverty – almost 5 times the number needed to meet the government’s legal obligation to end child poverty by 2020 – and that the government lacks any credible plan to get back on track. The Commission concludes that the…

Eleanor Rogers: Strike season and childcare – how to come out on top

The latest tube strike may have been called off, but there is another strike planned just around the corner. This time, teachers plan to walk out on 26 March over pay, pensions and conditions. They blame Michael Gove’s persistent refusal to address their complaints. In the past we have seen that teachers’ strikes can be…