The just-launched Benchmark report by Bright Horizons / My Family Care in partnership with HRreview provides employers with headlines on current policies.
Research claims that one in 12 parents are suffering burnout. Burnout is more commonly associated with work—but the stigma around the difficulty of raising children is lifting. Nicola Jagielski provides advice on how employers can help.
To mark Parental Pay Day, new research from LinkedIn finds that a third of UK professionals believe their employer does not do enough to support new parents.
Bright Horizons, a global provider of child care, early education and employer solutions, announced its acquisition of My Family Care in the UK.
This week, Tax-Free Childcare opens to all remaining eligible families: parents whose youngest child is under 12. The new scheme helps working parents with the cost of childcare.
Prezi’s Emoke Starr benefits from their bring-your-children-to-work policy.
British parents now pay an eye-watering average of £116 per week for a part time nursery place- or over £6,000 every year, according to new research by the Family and Childcare Trust.
Childcare Vouchers come second only to pensions when asking what employee benefits the UK’s workforce wants from employers
The CIPD has called for a step change from UK Government and employers as research finds that support for working parents still isn’t hitting the mark.
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)…
David Cameron has brought forward plans for his election promise of double the amount of free childcare for working parents with children that are three and four years old.
Are you aware of the government’s new tax-free childcare scheme due to be launched in September this year?
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 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…
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…
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…