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Work & Childcare

24 Articles
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Work & child care - Things to consider

Returning to work? What to expect, how to ensure your child thrives in child care and the importance of stability.

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Returning to work - Things to consider

How to plan and execute a successful return to work after a period of parental leave including what to expect, how to prepare, child care, work life balance and more.

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Working from home: Child care and other strategies

Strategies for successfully and productively working from home when you have children around including house lay out, naptimes, using nannies and more.

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Paid Parental Leave

An overview of Paid Parental Leave including what it is, who it is for, who is eligible, how long it lasts, how much you receive, how to apply and more.

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Managing feelings of mother guilt

Mother guilt is common among parents leaving their children in care for the first time; this article outlines what to expect and a range of coping strategies.

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Sick days & emergency child care

What to do with your sick child when you have to go to work including emergency and back up care options.

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A new way to balance the child care workload between parents?

The baby-nup is shifting the focus from marriage to children, and aims to promote fairness and transparency around child care and chores.

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Top 3 job-winning tips for mums returning to work

Three tips for mums returning to work after a spell of parental leave.

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The work-life balance tool kit for parents

A toolkit of tips and tricks to help parents achieve a harmonious balance between work and family life including sick days, mother guilt and child care info.

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6 reasons to find child care close to work

Do you prefer child care close to work or home? We’ve got six reasons why close to work can work!

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Join the #askaparentiftheyareok campaign

Circle In says eight in 10 care-givers admit that caring for family has resulted in financial, social, mental or physical setbacks, and this is why it’s so important that we look out for one another and join the #askaparentiftheyareok campaign.

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How child care supports greater gender equality

In the week before International Women’s Day (Monday 8 March), this article explores the ways that child care can support women to achieve greater equity in the workplace and at home.

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What to look for in an outside school hours care service

With a shortage of outside school hours care services in some areas, learn how to choose the best outside school hours care for your child and family.

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How to plan child care in times of uncertainty

Learn why it is important to have a back up plan in case your usual child calls through and how to develop a range of contingencies to suit different circumstances.

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Tips to help you balance work and child care at home

Tips to support the balance between parenting and productivity while working and homeschooling.

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How to organise child care when you travel for work

Learn how to plan for and execute work trips when you have small children at home including a range of tried and tested tips as well as ideas for staying connected while you are away.

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How to end drop off drama

Three factors that contribute to a successful, stress free drop-off at child care.

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Work-life balance and the high cost of child care

Parenting is a full-time job, and once paid employment is added to the mix, many families find themselves juggling schedules, weighing up child care costs and balancing work responsibilities with family commitments.

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5 vacation care strategies for working parents

Five ways to keep your child entertained over the school holidays.

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Ways for working mums to find a better balance

How working mums can achieve greater balance between their home and work responsibilities.

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Child care with wrap-around hours

Child care with wrap-around hours.

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The important role that grandparents play in child care

The important role that grandparents play in child care.

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Drop off and pick up solutions for parents working non-standard hours

Drop off and pick up solutions for parents working non-standard hours.

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BubDesk the innovative way to combine work and child care

BubDesk the innovative way to combine work and child care.