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Shock horror! The rise of the breadwinning woman

I’ve just returned from a holiday in Portugal with the family. While out there, I casually checked my mobile phone one day and discovered I had a missed call from a number I didn’t recognise. I could have ignored it if I was at home, but when I get such calls on holiday I always

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The importance of male role models in childcare

It’s no secret that men who work in childcare or early years teaching can have a tough time of it. This goes some way to explaining why the childcare workforce is only about 2% male. The guest post below comes from Toad Hall nursery, a childcare setting that wishes to attract more men into the

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The rise of the super-commuting woman

One of the best things about being a stay at home dad is the fact I have no commute. Well, I say that, I do sometimes wonder if the school run should be classed as a commute but that’s another story. I leave the commuting up to Mrs Adams who strolls out the house in

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Shared parental leave…a policy in need of updating?

Shared parental leave has been in place since April 2015 and new research from the charity Working Families has found that only .5% to 2% of eligible fathers have thus far made use of it. This will come of little surprise to anyone familiar with the policy. Such low take-up figures prove beyond doubt that

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