First baby due! It's the best of times - but often the most
challenging time for your career. None of us knows how we'll feel
after the baby arrives or what work and family
arrangements will suit us. Yet, once we go public, everyone starts
Don't worry, in this theme we share advice and stories about
options that others have tried. That includes how to make
the return to work afterwards, sometimes after a career break.
At Professionelle we have a peak among members in their early
thirties: the family formation years. It's no surprise. The
solutions that "make it all work" both for parents and for
employers could fairly be called a work-in-progress. And as the
more experienced parents know, the issues change when children
start school, but they don't go away. For example, did you know
that school children still need 27 weeks a year of care during work
hours? Yes, that's half a year!
Wherever you are on the work and family spectrum, we're sure
you'll find relevant and thought-provoking material
here. Choosing childcare, the different work models women
use, how key pieces of legislation could affect you - and how
to dress to cope with the new roles in your life - it's all
in this theme.