Work and Childcare

Returning to work after maternity leave article

Returning to work after maternity leave

Feature writer Lara shares her experience of returning to work after maternity leave. Continue reading

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Raise childcare ratios, says MP

A new report by Elizabeth Truss suggest UK childcare ratios should be based on European models, and increased ratios. Continue reading

Benefits of a nanny

The benefits of a good nanny

How a good nanny can benefit your child and your family. Continue reading

Employing a nanny

Things you need to know when employing a nanny

Important information about hiring a nanny for your children. Continue reading

Nanny interview

Interview tips to help hire the perfect nanny

Tips for the interview stage and questions to ask your potential nanny. Continue reading

Free parenting classes

Free parenting classes

Charities will offer free parenting classes to all families with children under 5. Continue reading

Childcare

Types of childcare

Childcare options and the pros and cons of each. Continue reading

Types of childcare

Types of childcare

Registered childcare Registered childcare is inspected and regulated by an organisation called Ofsted (see Useful links).

Making a decision about childcare

Making a decision about childcare

Think about your child’s needs and what’s available. There aren’t many nursery places for babies and

Starting childcare and school

Starting childcare and school

Starting childcare When your child starts childcare, it can be difficult for you and them. However,