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Fifth of parents call in sick to cover summer holidays

Fifth of parents call in sick to cover summer holidays

Almost a fifth of parents had to call in sick last year in order to manage childcare during the six-week summer holiday and 12 per cent were forced to give up their jobs entirely due to a lack of childcare, according to new research by the Family and Childcare Trust and Netmums. …

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Call for universal childcare

Call for universal childcare

The Government should prioritise funding and developing children's centres which bring together childcare, early learning and family services rather than relying on cash transactions between the state and families in the form of vouchers, tax credits or reliefs, according to a report by the think tank the IPPR.…

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Dads 'should get a month off'

Dads 'should get a month off'

Statutory paid paternity leave period should be extended to one month, up from two weeks as it is currently, according to a report by the think tank the IPPR.…

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Lower income kids in childcare do better than those at home, says US study

Lower income kids in childcare do better than those at home, says US study

Children from lower-income families who were babies when their mothers went to work outside the home fare as well as or even better than children who had stay-at-home mums, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.…

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Government likely to miss two year olds target, claims Labour

Government likely to miss two year olds target, claims Labour

Ministers will fail to deliver on their flagship childcare policy for two year olds, according to Labour.…

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