It’s a worry all working parents face, how to thrive at work, whilst your family and home commitments pull you in every direction. You want to achieve and succeed in your job but struggle against the common negative cultural beliefs that you can’t give as much. We don’t believe that’s the case. We want to...Continue reading
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 any...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 helpful....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 more...Continue reading
Employers and employees alike have become increasingly aware of flexible work options. Continue reading
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 all”...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 in...
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 returning...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 for...Continue reading