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Choosing the right childcare can be an agonising process and leaving your little one with a stranger for the first time is a huge wrench. But it's essential that you don't leave it until the last minute. Finding the best childcare can take time and many nurseries have waiting lists running into months.

Whatever option you go for when choosing childcare, the most important thing should be that your child will be safe and happy.

Parents to be begin the countdowns to shared parental leave

With about two weeks to go until mums and dads with babies due on or after 5 April can start sharing up to 50 weeks of parental leave, expectant parents need to have that all-important conversation with their employers. 285,000 working couples a year are expected to be eligible for Shared Parental Leave with parents giving their employer eight weeks’ notice of the pattern of leave they intend to take.

Childcare Savings Calculator will help parents choose which method of childcare funding will save them more

Have you downloaded the new tool to help parents make the best choice between the existing Childcare Voucher Scheme and the government’s proposed Tax-Free Childcare option. Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, a leading provider of employee benefits and rewards services, has launched a new Childcare Savings Calculator for parents, an easy-to-use tool that enables users to quickly decipher which option will be better for them – childcare vouchers as they currently stand or the government’s proposed Tax-Free Childcare Scheme.

Motorists worry about safety on the school run as over a third see children getting out of cars on the roadside

As the start of Autumn school term approaches, the latest research from BCA, the leading vehicle remarketing company, reveals the pressures faced by parents – and other motorists – on school run routes.  Both parents and non-parents were surveyed and with nearly half (45%) of non-parents saying they drive by schools or use the same route as parents dropping off their children, it’s clear that school runs create some significant pinch-points.

Safety tips from morning mayhem to night-time nightmares

Parents worry about their child’s safety constantly and with Child Safety Week 2014 approaching on 23rd-29th June it’s a great time to create awareness and offer advice on creating a safe environment. This year’s theme is ‘Morning Mayhem’, focusing on accidents that are more likely to happen in the morning rush. There are many key times during the day when accidents are more likely to happen than others therefore we have gathered advice around ways you can prevent these accidents from happening whether it’s in the morning rush or the evening bedtime routine, we’ve got it covered.

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