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What advice do you have for parents looking for childcare?

Q. What advice do you have for parents looking for childcare? I’ve heard it’s extremely hard to “get in”. How do you secure a place at the centre you want? A. Visiting and talking to the carers will be your best chance of finding the perfect place for your child. If possible try to drop…

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Tips for Travelling with Kids

Recently we were asked by one of our course attendees if we had any tips for travelling with a toddler. It’s not so unusual these days for working parents to travel with their children on business trips as well as your regular family holiday. The question every parent has asked – especially when it comes…

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Michael Johnston and Westpac – Dads on Parental Leave Case Study

About Michael Michael is a Sydney-based working dad of two kids, a boy and a girl. He took parental leave under Westpac’s generous three months paid scheme when his daughter Esther was around 6 months old. Now, having returned back to his full time role, Michael is able to make use of the company’s agile…

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Adam Bird and KPMG – Dads on Parental Leave Case Study

About Adam Adam is a Sydney-based working dad and Senior Manager of Audit and Assurance at KPMG Australia. Adam has 10+ years audit and assurance experience across the UK and Australian KPMG firms, successfully leading multiple large engagement teams primarily in the FMCG, Telecommunications, Gaming, Pharmaceutical, Distribution and Manufacturing sectors. In May 2016, Adam Bird…

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Sean Glover and Westpac – Dads on Parental Leave Case Study

  Next in a series of case studies celebrating dads who have taken an extended parental leave we interview Sean Glover, Deputy head of Government Affairs at Westpac for his  perspective on balancing his caring responsibilities with a busy career. About Sean Sean is a Sydney-based working dad – married and a father to two…

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Dion Palin and Lendlease – Dads on Parental Leave Case Study

First in a series of case studies celebrating Dads who have taken an extended parental leave we interviewed Dion Palin, Finance Manager at Lendlease for his unique perspective on being a stay at home dad and then working flexibly with the work-life balance demands of managing a successful career. About Dion Dion is a Brisbane-based…

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