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[ 27 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

By Dr Tom York, NHS-registered and private GP for GPDQ, the UK’s first doctor-on-demand app
Springtime is nearly upon us and as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer it’s likely you and your family will be spending more time outside. Outdoor activities can be a lot of fun but it’s important that you’re prepared and take certain precautions to keep your family safe.
Here are my tips for staying safe this springtime and some handy ideas to help you restock your family health cupboard, to ensure you’re fully equipped …

business, business mums news, Headline, health, home life »

[ 25 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

The U.K.’s small and medium sized firms make up 99.9% of the UK’s private sector businesses, employ nearly three-fifths of its workforce and account for 48% of the turnover. But full-on pursuit of commercial success may be putting owners and employees of these businesses at increased risk of ill health and burnout. Described as a type of stress, office burnout can manifest itself as a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.
Unfortunately, long working hours are often embedded into SME …

business mums news, childcare, flexible work, Headline »

[ 24 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

More men are to be encouraged in to a careers in nurseries and early years settings, in a new project to provide more diverse role models for children before they start school.
With men making up just three per cent of early years staff in England, the project aims to break down the barriers that prevent men entering careers in children’s early education, including the myth that men are less suited to caring roles.
Children’s and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi has today announced a £30,000 grant to support the scheme and help …

business, business mums news, business planning, home life »

[ 23 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

When you’re a working parent, the one thing you don’t have is a lot of time. Suddenly, days that might have spanned leisurely in front of you can feel as though every second is regimented and a slight delay early on could lead to a backlog with little recovery. It can feel as though you are stretched too thin between the office and needing to be at home. That’s why 2019 will see a rise in people opting to work from home and becoming self-employed.
The interconnected nature of communications has …

business mums news, childcare, Headline »

[ 22 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

The latest research by Cuckooz Nest, a flexible workspace with integrated creche facilities, has looked at the high cost of childcare in the UK and how this compares to the rest of Europe.
A previous survey by Cuckooz Nest found that 46% of parents cited the affordability of childcare as the largest obstacles when returning to work after having a child, hardly surprising given that the UK is home to the third most expensive level of childcare in the EU.
Cuckooz looked at the average monthly childcare costs of each nation as …

business, business mums news, Headline, maternity leave »

[ 16 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

With studies concluding almost as many women with children (74.1%) participated in the labour force as women without, in 2014, women who are juggling careers and motherhood benefit from flexibility at work the most.
Recent research from Catalyst shows Women account for 40% or more of the total labour force in several countries, making flexible working hours, extended maternal leave, breastfeeding rooms, free education and free healthcare just a few of the ways that some countries build the best working environments for mothers.
Instant Offices has looked countries with the most progressive approaches into …

days out, Headline »

[ 13 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

Have you thought of taking the family to the Hay Festival? This year’s line up features a rich strand for children and families, HAYDAYS and #HAYYA and a free programme for schools.
A village of just 1,600 people on the banks of the River Wye, Hay welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors to Hay Festival every year, with festivalgoers travelling from over 40 countries to attend in 2018. Nestled beneath the stunning Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it’s a special place to visit at any time – if you haven’t yet been, …

Headline, home life »

[ 6 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

Online safety for children and young people is more pertinent than ever and is increasingly becoming a minefield for parents and guardians. A former sexual health worker, who exposed the Rochdale child-abuse scandal, has teamed up with a tech expert, to offer top tips for parents to collaborate with children, to enjoy the online experience and offer peace of mind.
Sara Rowbotham, the Rochdale whistle blower and Matt Haworth, the co-founder of Reason Digital, a tech social enterprise which works with children’s charities, have developed guidelines for parents and guardians to …

days out, Headline »

[ 6 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

The Edinburgh Science Festival powered by EDF Energy kicks off its 31st edition today! This year’s programme, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Moon landing, is themed around Frontiers as it explores the uncharted territories of our life on Earth and beyond.
The Festival lasts until 21 April and presents over 270 events across 31 venues in and around Edinburgh for people of all ages! Edinburgh University’s Pleasance becomes the new Festival Hub, hosting a variety of science shows, hands-on events, debates, discussions and workshops.
The Science Festival programme sets out …

divorce, Headline, home life »

[ 2 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

WARNING: It is NOT easy to have a good divorce – but it is possible.
There is a good reason that it is known as the 2nd most traumatic experience in life after death of a loved one. It is an emotional rollercoaster and has a huge ripple effect across your entire world. It will affect your mental and physical health, lifestyle, daily routine, children, work life, friends and family.
We see the ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ celebrities who release amicable and loving statements on Twitter – and frankly I admire them for this. …