We’re sure we don’t need to tell you that working parents are stressed. 40% more stressed to be exact₁. There’s more to do; minimal down-time, and inner conflict about your multiple roles....
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
A change in flexible working & childcare support is long overdue. With many parents demanding a more flexible approach to work-life, and the clear benefits to both employers and employees, it is time to normalise flexible working practices. Forward-thinking companies need to lead the way and answer the calls for flexible working. A...Continue reading
Employers and employees alike have become increasingly aware of flexible work options. ...
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
The headline of a recent Times news article was Britain has a childcare crisis. The over-riding theme of the article was about how working parents struggle to find, arrange and pay for childcare. It’s true, the cost of childcare is crippling for many families and often cited as the main barrier preventing women in...Continue reading
Childcare costs are highest between the time a parent returns to work and when Government funding becomes available, which is typically the term after a child’s third birthday. Unfortunately, childcare costs in the UK are some of the highest in the world. There is support available but it comes in multiple forms, which makes it...Continue reading