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News & EventsNews - mother@work Awards shortlists announced
The mother@work Awards 2008 shortlists have been announced today.
mother@work editor Denise Tyler said: "The entries this year have exceeded expectations which has made it very difficult to get the nominations down to three per category. The standard was as high as ever with a record number of entries in the Mumpreneur category. We're all looking forward to the event in June at Downing Street where the winners will be announced." Visit www.motheratwork.co.uk/awards-08 to see who has been shortlisted.
NEWS - 21 April 2008 - Pay mums who stay at home, say Tories
Mothers should be paid to stay at home if they want to when their children are young, according to a report to be launched by the Conservatives' shadow minister for the family tomorrow.
State help for families has been channelled under Labour into tax credits to pay for nurseries and childminders but what most mothers want is to work part-time or not at all, particularly when their children are under five, the controversial review by two leading academics for the think-tank Policy Exchange argues.
It argues mothers should be paid an allowance to spend either on formal childcare such as nurseries, informal care like grandparents helping out, or on subsidising a parent to stay at home. It argues the current free nursery places for three- and four-year-olds could be scrapped to fund the new allowance.
More at: www.guardian.co.uk
NEWS - 2 April 08 - Children flock to social networks..
More than a quarter of eight to 11-year-olds who are online in the UK have a profile on a social network, research shows. Most sites, such as Bebo, MySpace and Facebook, set a minimum age of between 13 and 14 to create a profile but none actively enforce the age limit.
Ofcom's survey of 5,000 adults and 3,000 children found 49% of those aged between eight and 17 have a profile. Ofcom says parents need to keep an eye on what their children do online.
More at news.bbc.co.uk
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