Taking care of children who are shielded patients

How do we take care of children on the shielded patient list? The coronavirus crisis has brought out the best and worst of us as a society. On one hand we have seen multi-billionaires ask the Government to bail out their businesses or refuse to pay their staff, while some members of the public and shops tried to exploit the public by flogging...

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Autism and coronavirus

Autism and coronavirus Thursday, April 2nd 2020 is World Autism Day and Parental Choice is looking at the effects of the current coronavirus situation on those with autism.  Now more than ever, they will be feeling the effects of the changes we are all experiencing. The current coronavirus crisis has seen the world as we know it come to a shuddering...

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Changes in law for employers of nannies

How is employment law changing for small businesses and employers of nannies In April, the Government usually issues changes in the income thresholds or changes in the minimum wage. There are usually also minor tweaks to employment law which employers should be aware of, whether by statute of through case law. April 2020 is no different. Here...

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Coronavirus: Advice for nannies

Coronavirus: Advice for nannies COVID-19 and Childcare – What Should Nannies Do During these Uncertain Times? With the daily updates from the Prime Minister and senior ministers within government, the advice around COVID-19 is changing at an unprecedented pace, and this uncertainty is having a knock-on effect on much of the population.  A lot...

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Coronavirus: Supporting nannies and employers

Supporting nannies and their employers As an employer of nannies, you will probably have a lot of questions at this current time of crisis. Similarly, nannies will also be worried for their jobs and the children that they are looking after. To help allay your concerns and guide you as to the current legal situation, we have responded to the main...

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Help children anxious about Coronavirus?

How to help children through the anxiety of the Coronavirus? The Coronavirus reports are everywhere, so your children will inevitably have heard about it. With so much news surrounding the virus, it can cause anxiety. So how do you help children through the anxiety of the Coronavirus? Here we share some tips to help you talk with them, and what...

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Coronavirus: what do to if schools close

Coronavirus: What do to if schools close The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. There are many countries which have made the decision to close schools and colleges and cancel mass events.  The UK government have resisted pressure to do the same, and the Prime Minister, Boris...

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Coronavirus and the elderly

Coronavirus and the elderly Parental Choice has asked Sharon Betts, its Head of Family Care for advice on helping our elderly relatives, who are most vulnerable to the covid-19 coronavirus. On Wednesday 1tth March 2020 the World Health Organisation officially declared the coronavirus a global pandemic.  Various governments have moved swiftly to...

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Flexible working for managers

Flex work for managers How flexible are you as a manager? Honestly?  If you work flexibly yourself, it is likely that you feel comfortable in supporting flexible working by others in your team; if you have never worked flexibly yourself, you may feel hesitant and prefer your team to continue to work as they always have done. Whatever your current...

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The reasons behind the motherhood penalty

What are the reasons behind the motherhood penalty? As a mother, do you ever have a “sliding doors” moment and ask how might my life have been different? What if I had not chosen this path and done something different instead? What would I have earnt had I not had children? One judge recently awarded £400,000 in a settlement to a wife within a...

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