As UK workers have now gained the right to request flexible working from day one, we now need to help working parents maximise their earnings and career ambitions too. The lack of affordable, high-quality childcare in the UK is one of the biggest barriers affecting women’s career progression. Whether you work full-time, part-time or have flexible hours, the ability to access high-quality childcare at an affordable price is a game-changer when it comes to managing work and family life.
One of the fundamental problems is that childcare has always been seen as something that just affects parents - it should be kept out of the workplace.Working mothers often feel as though they must leave their family life at home whilst constantly juggling the ‘mum-guilt’ and inability to give their all at work either. Global data from UN Women suggests the coronavirus pandemic could wipe out 25 years of increasing gender equality and in the UK, recent research estimates there are870,000 stay-at-home mothers who want to go back to work but cannot afford to.
The cost of living is hitting families hard, as are the impacts of the last two years but it’s not all doom and gloom, 2022 gives us the chance to deliver real change – let’s stop this endless work/life juggle and start just simply having life balance. We shouldn’t have to segment parts of our life, as our work and family life are so interconnected. So why not look at childcare in the same way? The employer, the parent and the nursery – they all link together. We only have to look back toMarch 2020 to see how.
Our unique and simple platform isa revolutionary childcare scheme nurturing growth for businesses, parents, and nurseries. We dramatically boost take-home pay for parents, create National Insurance savings for employers and give over half of our earnings to nurseries.
Get in touch to find out more about how YellowNest can help change UK childcare and working life for the better.