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 is becoming increasingly expensive, leading to many working parents looking for ways to get the best possible childcare for the least amount of money. While this is understandable, there is a need to remember that quality childcare costs money and opting for the cheapest provider could lead to a lower quality of care...Continue reading
Whilst using the Childcare Cash Advance Scheme from Catapillr is easy and convenient, choosing the right childcare provider for your family can be more challenging. So, just how do you choose the right childcare service for your child? Let’s take a look and see: Before you start – ring the setting and enquire about whether...Continue reading
Let’s get physical! It’s all going to get a lot busier from 6 months old. During these months your baby is likely to, sit up, bounce on their bottom, push up from their tummy onto hands and knees, and rock back and forth, sit up by pushing from a crawling position with arms at...Continue reading
So, you’ve brought all the age-appropriate toys, books and games, but sometimes the hardest part is, what do I actually do with my baby? Some days you feel on top of the world and others exhaustion makes even making a cup of tea, that you’re not even going to get to drink, seem like...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
but why should Employers help their Employees with childcare costs? Childcare support is a key employee benefit for the majority of working parents. Businesses recognise the value in offering support for childcare costs but they aren’t always sure of the best way to do so. It can be difficult to try to keep your...Continue reading
Debt management can be tricky but if you have debts, then they need to be managed. If you’re becoming a parent for the first time or managing an expanding family, then there’s no time like now to get to grips with those debts. I’ve written this article to provide you with the tools and...Continue reading
The Catapillr Income & Expense Tool. The first step to improving how you manage your money is to fully understand all of your income and expenditure. ...
Catapillr exists to help improve the financial health of all families. Now that Spring is finally here, we thought it’s the perfect time to do some housekeeping on your finances....