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5 Easter Activities for Children

2019 March 18

With Easter right around the corner, we’ve scoured the internet for some fantastic Easter activities for children of all ages!

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Sun Awareness for Children

2019 March 14

With the weather in the UK taking a turn for the better recently, we’re finally getting reacquainted with the sun, so what better time to brush up on sun safety and to help you ensure your children are sun aware.

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Student Loan Advice for Parents & Nannies

2019 March 11

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk  provide payroll advice for parents, and have created this content.

A nanny may have an outstanding student loan when starting work for a parent, this will either be noted on their P45 from previous employment, or HMRC will send a notice through to the parent or the parent’s payroll agent.

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Redundancy Advice for Parents & Nannies

2019 March 4

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk  provide payroll advice for parents, and have created this content.

If a parent was to make nanny redundant the nanny would be entitled to redundancy pay after 2 years of complete service. The parent should have at least one meeting with the nanny to discuss redundancy and if there are any alternative roles – part-time nanny/housekeeper or going from live-in nanny to live-out. A 4-week trial period at the alternative role must be offered. A nanny can tell the parent that the job is not suitable within these 4-weeks, and this will not affect the nanny’s right to statutory redundancy.

If a nanny unreasonably turns down a suitable alternative to the current job, they may lose the right to statutory redundancy.

If redundancy is the only option, a parent must give the correct notice period and pay: read more…

HMRC Payment Deadlines

2019 February 25

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk  provide payroll advice for parents, and have created this content.

In order to avoid penalties and interest, it is important to make sure you pay HMRC on time for tax, employee and employer national insurance and student loan deductions.

Here is a note of each quarter’s payment and payment deadlines:

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2019-2020 National Insurance Changes

2019 February 18

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk  provide payroll advice for parents and have created this content.

Parents, as an employer of a nanny, you will need to pay HMRC employee and employer Class 1 National Insurance based on your nanny’s wage.

Employee national insurance is deducted from your nanny’s gross salary, whereas employer’s National Insurance is an additional cost on top of your nanny’s gross salary paid by you, the employer.

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How to Handle Their First Haircut – Tips for Parents

2019 February 17

Taking your child to the hairdresser for the very first time might seem like a daunting experience, but with these top tips, it’ll be a smooth, enjoyable experience for both you and your child.

The first thing to remember is that there’s no set age as to when your child will need their first hair cut and that you won’t be about to lose their precious baby curls!

You only really need to cut your child’s hair if it’s starting to creep towards their eyes, if it’s irritating them in any way or if the fly-away sections of hair at the sides of their face start to look out of control.

If your child is ready for their first trim, remember these top tips:

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2019-2020 Nation Minimum Wage Levels

2019 February 11

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk  provide payroll advice for parents & nannies and have created this content.

The National Minimum Wage increases from the 1st April 2019 and the new rates are:

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2019-2020 Statutory Payment Changes May Affect You as a Nanny

2019 February 4

2019-2020 Statutory Payment changes

Our recommended partners at www.PayrollForNannies.co.uk  provide payroll advice for parents and have created this content.

From 6th April 2019, the rates for statutory payments will increase to the following.

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Free Online Educational Apps & Games

2019 February 1

If your child loves video games, apps and interactive activities but you’d like the focus to be more educational, we’ve put together a list of 3 fantastic apps, games and online resources to give every child the learning bug! The best part? They’re all free!

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