childcare

  • Should grandparents be paid for looking after their grandchildren?

    Is it fair for grandparents to provide childcare for free?

  • Should parents pay grandparents to look after their children?

    A grandmother has gone online to ask if she's being unreasonable to expect her daughter to pay her for looking after her grandson.

  • Student had to bring his baby daughter to class so his professor watched her so he could pay attention

    "She was really well behaved," the professor says. "I think we all enjoyed having her energy."

  • A quarter of parents won't consider childcare for when they have a hangover

    Plus, why hangovers might be worse for parents.

  • Holly Willoughby criticised for taking children out of school to go to Australia

    “How come she’s allowed to take the children out of school in term time?"

  • Why it's time to stop childcare shaming working mums like Holly Willoughby and Kate Silverton

    Both presenters have received a backlash on social media about their childcare arrangements.

  • A couple are advertising for a nanny to raise their son like a Victorian

    The chosen candidate will need to speak the Queen's English and adhere to some strict parenting rules

  • Would you pay someone to change your baby's nappy?

    An emergency nappy changing service is being launched in the UK

  • Revealed: The UK's most expensive regions for childcare (because not all childcare costs are equal)

    New data from Childcare.co.uk has revealed the UK regions that have the highest average hourly rates for childcare services and its no surprise that childcare costs in London are higher than anywhere else in the UK. The south east is the next most expensive region in the UK for childcare, with an average hourly rate of £7.16. On the other end of the scale the east Midlands offers the cheapest childcare, at just £6.09, well below the national average.

  • Is the new tax-free childcare scheme any good?

    Philip Hammond confirmed in his Budget speech that the government's new tax-free childcare scheme is set to be launched in April. So will the change leave you better off - or should you stick with your vouchers? See also: Budget 2017: What

  • Government announces new tax-free childcare scheme and promises to save families £2K a year

    The Government has been promising to do more to help working parents in this area for some time now and yesterday the Chancellor outlined their plans for this trickiest of parenting areas. In his budget speech Philip Hammond announced that two million households would be eligible for tax free childcare by the end of the year. Working parents of three and four year olds would be entitled to the extension of free childcare hours from the current 15 to 30 hours, later this year.

  • Childcare worker accused of breastfeeding baby without the mum's permission

    A mum is hoping to press charges after a childcare worker was allegedly caught on video breastfeeding her son without permission. The mum from North Carolina claims to have recorded the video from security footage inside her three-month-old son’s nursery. According to ABC7 the clip shows the worker adjusting her top before bringing the child to her chest to breastfeed him.

  • New 'Uber for nannies' app for childcare could soon be on the way

    Little Ones is the brainchild of mum-of-three, Viviana Rossios, from Melbourne who came up with the idea to give parents a “well-deserved break”. Parents simply log on when they need a nanny, check which childcare providers are online and then book their caregiver of choice. “I’m a mum of three young children,” Viviana told Daily Mail Australia.

  • This is what we can expect parenting to look like in 2017

    <p>What do you mean you haven&#39;t been taking your kids to private family clubs, pushing a gender-muted buggy or teaching your little one to code? Come on, catch up! Just when you think you&#39;ve got one parenting trend licked, something else comes along and renders it sooooo 2016.</p><p>So will 2017 be the year we kick helicopter parenting to the kerb and become more zen while we&#39;re raising our offspring? From advances in technology to smart babygrows and super clever childcare, if you want to get ahead of the parenting curve, we&#39;ve got the trends mums and dads will be embracing in 2017…</p><p>What trends do you think we’ll see in childcare next year? Let us know <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.twitter.com/yahoostyleuk">@YahooStyleUK</a></p><p><strong><a rel="nofollow" href="https://uk.style.yahoo.com/parents-to-be-heres-what-you-dont-need-to-buy-for-your-baby-104121774.html"><span>Parents-to-be: Here&#39;s what you DON’T need to buy for your baby</span></a></strong></p><p><strong><a rel="nofollow" href="https://uk.style.yahoo.com/mum-bans-sons-iphone-and-sees-his-behaviour-transformed-should-other-parents-be-doing-the-same-110325791.html">Mum bans son&#39;s iPhone and sees his behaviour transformed. Should other parents be doing the same?</a></strong></p><p> </p><p> </p>

  • Former Nanny Launches Members Club For Parents

    Katie Sayles, 29, an opera singer from London, has secured funding to open Katie’s House, which she hopes will be the first of many destinations for children and carers to actually want to spend time in. Little ones can head to the play area complete with a fancy dress shop, take part in a music class or have a snack from the healthy menu.

  • Best and worst places in Europe to have a baby - the UK fares poorly

    If you're planning to have children, then the chances are that you've added up the financial assistance you can get from the government, calculated the maternity pay, paternity pay and parental leave, and faced a horrible hole in your

  • Nearly Three Million Brits In ‘Distressed Relationships’ Regularly Contemplate Divorce

    The Relationship Distress Monitor report outlines how parenting stresses and financial pressures are leaving almost 1.4 million families at breaking point. It is also claimed that the effects of constant bickering and stresses at home have a ‘far-reaching’ impact on children, who are then more likely to fall into antisocial behaviour and crime. Dr David Marjoribanks, senior policy officer at the charity Relate, which carried out the report, said: ‘It is not just the actual breakdown of the relationship itself, it’s specifically the conflict that surrounds that.

  • Would you rather have a child or buy a house?

    The incredible cost of raising children now means it's cheaper to buy the average semi-detached house than it is to start a family. The study showed that the cost of bringing up a child to the age of 21 has now hit an incredible £231,843 -