The Care to Learn grant was introduced in 2004 with the aim of narrowing education inequalities and encouraging more young mothers into education, employment and training. In 2008/09, 8,000 young parents claimed Care to Learn to enable them to continue their education. The Department for Education is consulting on cutting...
Commenting on government plans to oppose the extension of fully paid maternity leave to 20 weeks at a meeting of the EU Employment Council (EPSCO) in Brussels today (Monday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
Welcoming the announcement today (Monday) that the government is going to crackdown on children's nurseries that are failing to pay their staff the National Minimum Wage, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “Quality childcare requires a well paid and valued workforce. The government has
Finding good quality, affordable childcare can be one of the biggest challenges facing parents, but employers could be doing a lot more to lessen the hassle and ease the financial burden on employees, often at no great cost to themselves, says the TUC today (Monday).
Despite a huge effort and massive investment from the Government, there are still not enough childcare places to go around, and parents lucky enough to find something suitable often end up paying a high price.