Back to school – back to work?

Autumn is one of the most important times for parents who want to get back to work; the summer holidays are over, and they have four months til Christmas. So the following articles make grim reading – all focus on childcare.

  • One in ten breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs look set to close during the next school year and many others face uncertainty due to rising costs and pressure on parental incomes. http://bit.ly/q8IQvR
  • High childcare costs in the UK are affecting parents’ ability to work, train and study. http://bit.ly/pB2vxT
  • Childcare costs stopping mothers working, Number of women opting to look after their children instead of doing paid employment increases by 32,000 in last year http://bit.ly/r885Fx

We know that Parents looking to get back to work want to know there is local childcare they trust, and can afford.

Key contact: your local Family Information Services who can help parents source childcare. Find them through the local council.

Key benefit: Childcare element of Working Tax Credit which offers up to 70% of cost. – Not perfect but it can make the difference, even on small amounts.

 

2 thoughts on “Back to school – back to work?

  1. sheenagh davis says:

    childcare tax credits should go directly to the nursery, with high staff/child ratios and lots of maternity leave for staff as this profession attracts high percentage of female staff nurseries can be a very costly business to run.

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