Laura CzapiewskiProduct Manager - Edenred Childcare Vouchers
I spent an interesting day on Wednesday at the Daycare Trust’s annual conference in the Commonwealth Club. As well as providing an excellent opportunity to network with peers from the childcare industry, the day provided thought provoking discussions and presentations from expert speakers. The
Working parents can use salary sacrifice to reduce the impact of the cuts in child benefit, according to Laura Czapiewski, Product Manager – Childcare Vouchers at Edenred, the UK’s leading provider of childcare voucher benefits. The changes announced in the Budget in April will mean
The issue of childcare is once again rising up the political and policy agenda. The cost of childcare can cause a barrier, preventing parents from returning to work; therefore it is in the interest of the economy for childcare to be affordable for those who require it. The importance of this
Since its launch a month ago, over 4000 parents have visited Parent Hub, to experience the wealth of articles and videos all about the world of parenting. We asked parents to submit questions or suggest topics that they would like us to cover in future and the response was staggering. Over 400
If there is one benefit of a campaigning week like National Work-Life Week it is the opportunity to put important issues around parenthood and working life into the national debate. If there is one drawback – particularly for employers – it is that you can feel swamped.
It used to be the glass ceiling that stopped women from rising to the top. Now it is the Nappy Ceiling. This is the new phrase coined to describe how the impact of child rearing was the most likely factor which would stop a woman’s career from progressing post-motherhood.
As part of our service to clients, we recognise that National Childcare Week is an important time to reinforce the message about the benefits and savings that Childcare Vouchers bring to working parents. Each year, we put together a communication toolkit, including a programme of events in the
If you weren’t looking closely at the news recently, you’ll have missed the fact that only a third of employers are seen to have adequately family friendly policies and only 15% of fathers take advantage of them. At face value you could dismiss this as just another survey timed to take
It is for good reason that the majority of UK companies now have a childcare voucher scheme in place. With childcare costs rising disproportionately to income, the tax exemption available is what allows many parents to stay in work. However, despite the number of companies offering the scheme,
With many of the recent cuts having a financial impact on working parents, paying for childcare is an issue at the forefront of many of their minds. The Daycare Trust’s annual childcare cost survey shows that the cost of childcare is rising disproportionately to income, and further research