Childcare is a key requirement for both working parents and employers and it’s highly likely that the Covid19 crisis will cause a significant and fundamental change to childcare for the foreseeable future. As schools and childcare providers prepare to reopen on 1st June, working parents should not be left to feel that managing childcare...Continue reading
Since ‘life in lockdown’ is still the hottest topic at the moment, particularly with families being obliged to spend a lot more time at home, we’ve created a list of top tips to keep the kids amused whilst at home, including activities, tips for home-schooling, and nutritional advice. While we’re sure you’re doing the...Continue reading
The first step to improving how you manage your money is to fully understand all of your income and expenditure. ...
Some helpful tips for all working parents during the pandemic lock-down. The Covid-19 global pandemic has touched everyone and caused an effect on each and every aspect of our lives. Now everyone who is practising social distancing is facing a massive change to their social and working lives. Sure, it’s true that working parents...Continue reading
The number of working mums hit a record high in the UK in 2019 with 75% of mums in paid work₁. Despite the increase of mums in work outside the home, they still handle the majority of unpaid work inside the home, including childcare. The struggle for working mums is real and rightly discussed...Continue reading
A guide on becoming a more family-friendly employer. Welcome to our guide to help you become a more family-friendly employer. Free childcare for parents to attend Christmas parties, is the latest in a line of novel ideas to help out working parents. As an employer, you’ll likely to want to create lasting change in...Continue reading
Since setting up Catapillr at the beginning of the year, I have come across and been supported by some great parenting organisations, so I thought I’d share 10 of the best. They all have their particular niches that they support but the one thing they have in common is that they are all super...Continue reading
In our first annual working parent survey, we assessed attitudes towards employee benefits and in particular childcare support....
The Flexible Working movement is definitely on the rise and it’s about time too. For some, flexible working is nothing more than starting work earlier or later but for others, it’s the integral piece that allows them to manage their home and work lives. As an employer, it’s key to recognise that flexible working isn’t a “one size fits...Continue reading
Catapillr has developed an alternative to Childcare Vouchers, following the closure of the scheme to new members, in October 2018. This change has meant that employers can no longer support new employees with their childcare costs and hence people moving jobs have lost a childcare perk, that was worth up to £933 per year...Continue reading