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Flexible working aids return to work, but many employers still don't offer it, says report

Flexible working aids return to work, but many employers still don't offer it, says report

New parents are more likely to return to work if their job offers flexible working, but a third of new mothers and almost half of new fathers say their employer does not offer flexible working hours, according to new research from the National Childbirth Trust.…

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Demand for nursery places picking up

Demand for nursery places picking up

Demand for children’s nursery services in the UK picked up in 2013/14 with many more children attending nurseries during the year, according to the latest data from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson.…

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Childcare shortfall shows system 'in crisis'

Childcare shortfall shows system 'in crisis'

Government funding only covers the cost of four out of every five children accessing free early education places – forcing childcare providers to make up the shortfall, according to a new study for the Pre-School Learning Alliance.…

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CBI calls for expansion of free childcare for one and two year olds

CBI calls for expansion of free childcare for one and two year olds

The CBI today called on the Government to offer immediate help to boost living standards for low income and working families by raising the threshold when employees pay National Insurance and expanding free childcare to one and two year olds.…

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Action needed on childcare barrier to female enterprise

Action needed on childcare barrier to female enterprise

New figures pointing to a rise in the number of self-employed women obscures the fact that a lot of women’s enterprise in the UK is unglamorous, scarcely profitable and curbed by childcare responsibilities, according to an expert who is speaking at an event on women's enterprise at the Festival of Social Science.…

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