Parents will be able to share parental leave from April 2015
Parents can split leave in blocks and will be able to change their mind about when leave is taken.
From April 2015, the government says that parents will be able to share parental leave. A year ago the government announced plans for parents to be able to share leave. Now it’s decided how these plans will work (you can read the government response to the consultation). Parents will be able to split parental leave in blocks and won’t have to take it as one go.
Choosing the right childcare for your child and your budget; finding affordable childcare.
Choosing childcare that fits in with your job, suits your child and is affordable is no mean feat
Looking for childcare when you’re a new mum and you’re suffering the twin joys of sleep deprivation and 24-hour anxiety about your parental skills can be tough. And while there are lots of sources of help available, they’re not always obvious. If your parents live nearby and are happy to look after your children regularly, that’s certainly the cheapest option, but it’s not realistic for many parents.