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 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
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
Good news for the Government, the usage of Tax-free childcare is on the rise....