Returning to Work
We have listed below some useful websites that provide authoritative, comprehensive advice on varying aspects of working and parenting. We'll be updating this list regularly with new organisations that we come across.
As usual with these things, it is worth noting that we cannot guarantee the accuracy or quality of information provided on these sites, nor can we guarantee the quality of the services that they may offer.
By the way, if you find anything else that our members would be interested in, let us know.
Working, Tax and National Insurance
We will be providing specialist advice to members on whether they should opt for employment of become self-employed and how they handle their tax returns, national insurance contributions and other hugely interesting and important financial and administrative issues.
The best place to start is at the Horse's mouth - the governments 'beginner's guide to Tax':
After you've looked at that, this is a good starting point on the government's website for advice on working and paying tax:
This is a particular topic of interest to us and to you. Here are a couple of organisations that you may find helpful in understanding and arranging childcare:
The DayCare Trust
Daycare Trust is the national childcare charity. They work to promote high quality affordable childcare for all. We know how important it is to make the right decision about childcare for your child and we hope that, through their information and services, we can help you to find out more:
Another government organisation and one which we never knew about until we started Ten2Two, they have a great listing for national and local childcare provision:
Emergency Childcare offers back up nursery spaces, emergency nannies, and childminders to parents, such as our members, who have experienced a childcare breakdown.
Education is inextricably linked to clildcare and working. ParentsCentre is an official Department for Education and Skills (DfES) website for parents and carers. They aim to act as a reference book about the education system and a provider of information about the myriad issues relevant to you and your child. They also aim to direct parents and carers to other sources of information and advice.
Just for You
So many websites in this area are mumsy or are about having kids or being a parent. AllAboutYou is linked to SHE magazine and is a good site to go to for things about you as a person.