Summer childcare juggle

There is a general mixed feeling amongst parents across the country after hearing the latest news from the government with regards to lifting additional restrictions on the nation and trying to ease the economy back together. News that those sheltering in place can slowly re-enter social spaces, households can meet up once again and pubs, restaurants and cinemas will be open to the public brings real relief to many.  However, for working parents with school age children who are still not able to attend classes or kids camps over the summer, there is real pressure on returning to work and juggling caring for children.  Survey after survey has shown that the onus of this juggling responsibility is falling more and more into the hands of working mothers and the knock-on effects to both career and mental health are significant.

Although Boris Johnson has decreed that all school students will be returning to education in September, that leaves 10 long weeks of uncertainty for a large number of households in England, many of whom have been adversely affected by the downward trajectory of the UK economy.  Whilst a large majority of workers long to return to their normal working pattern and income, the restrictions on childcare is placing them between a rock and a hard place.

Childminders are slowly reopening their doors to clients, although key worker families continue to take precedence, and strict regulations are causing some to be wary about reaching their maximum capacity within their household.  Nurseries are also reopening, although they too are having to re-think their working environment around caring for multiple children. But, whilst very young children can be catered for, it is the key stage 1 and key stage 2 children aged 5-11, who need to be cared for over the summer months.

Not everyone is looking for a daily nanny to work from 7am until 7pm, Monday to Friday, but a lot of families, working mothers in particular, are in need of a few hours respite each day in order to be able to fully focus on their work knowing their children are being entertained.  If this sounds like you, then we would love to help.

How can Parental Choice help?

At Parental Choice, we provide expert advice and can help you search for and find the best nanny or child care provider to suit your family and your needs. Our team can find the perfect candidate for your childcare from as little as £100*. We provide all the necessary information and additional support you need to put childcare in place, ready for returning to work.

Parental Choice helps with payroll and contracts, so you have everything you need to find the right childcare for your family. For more information on our services and short-term childcare options, contact us today.

*Terms and conditions apply. £100 per week temporary nanny placement offer. Ends 31st August 2020

Parental Choice are experts in creating childcare solutions tailored to meet the needs of your unique family.

This can include searching for, and sourcing childcare from birth onward and helping search for education from nursery, through primary/prep and onto senior school.

Get in touch and see how we can help.

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