A dad’s experience of lockdown

A dad’s experience of lockdown Statistically, mothers have been more affected by children not being in school, lack of childcare and generally ‘keeping house’ during lockdown. How did the dads cope?  We haven’t heard much in the press, so we thought we’d ask a few.  Here is first of two articles by Joe Young (aka www.dadonspl.co.uk). ...

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Five tips for selecting a care home

Five tips for selecting a suitable care home for a loved one Some care homes focus on how they can benefit the owner and their staff rather than the residents. Moreover, there are instances where the advertised reputation of a home does not match the services it actually provides. For instance, a home for self-funding paying residents should offer...

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News Release – Parental Choice to support Working Families at Jupiter Asset Management

NEWS RELEASE Parental Choice to support Working Families at Jupiter Asset Management Parental Choice today is delighted to announce a new agreement with Jupiter Asset Management to provide concrete support for its working families.  The partnership will see the investment management company offer a tailored family support package for its UK-based...

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Preparing for school post lockdown

Preparing for school post lockdown As parents we love our children unconditionally, we want to protect them and we are desperate for them to be happy, confident and resilient. The pandemic has created profound uncertainty for us all and this, naturally has an effect on our own and our children’s emotional health. Here are a few tips and reflections...

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Starting nursery – how to prepare your child

Starting nursery – how to prepare your child Starting nursery school is a big step for both children and their parents.  For many it will be the first time they have regular and substantial separation from each other and in addition it marks the beginning of the child’s path towards increasing independence. This often gives rise to mixed...

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Post lockdown – Domestic Abuse – The new epidemic?

Leaving Lockdown – Domestic Abuse – The new epidemic? In England and Wales domestic abuse makes up nearly a quarter of all reported violent crime and we have all heard about the spike in domestic abuse and violence during the recent Covid 19 lockdown. One in four women and one in six men may be experiencing domestic abuse at this time. Home...

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Health and Safety for Working from Home

Health and Safety for Working from Home Whilst some industries have returned to work, many businesses are continuing to work from home in line with government advice to reduce the risk of infection and to protect their employees. Whether homeworking is a temporary or permanent solution, there are several Health and Safety responsibilities that...

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What kind of employer do you think you are?

What do you think you are? This is not a deep philosophical catechism designed to get you soul searching but rather a simple direct question aimed at businesses. What do you think you are? What kind of employer do you aspire to be? It is not without a sense of irony that these questions sound parental (akin to a parent quizzing a teenager) because...

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Employers – Be Kind

Employers – Be Kind This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK.  With so many of us facing challenging circumstances right now, it is even more critical to be mindful of our own mental health and that of those close to us. With many campaigns over the years, aiming to remove the stigma around talking about mental health, treating...

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Your nanny can work home during the lockdown

Your nanny can work in your home during the lockdown With the many changes and uncertainties that have come from COVD-19, parents are unsure about the rules surrounding childcare. Social distancing rules restrict travel and people outside the family entering your house. So, with all that in mind, can a nanny come to work in your home? The government...

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