Work, families and childcare

Find your next job

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We're thrilled to announce the launch of Mumsnet Jobs. Need a work role that fits around your family, or returning to the workplace after a career break? Search for your dream role now.

10 irritating office habits

Hell is other people – or sharing an office with them is at least. If you recognise any of these workplace crimes, maybe it's time to start looking for a change of career…

Women in construction

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Guest post: Only 14% of construction professionals are women, but Go Construct are determined to see this change. Here, Sally Varley shares her experience of working in the industry.

Maternity, paternity and parental leave: your rights


It's a simple truth that, for parents (and women in particular), balancing work and family life is complicated. Get the lowdown on maternity, paternity and parental rights in the workplace. 

Tax-Free Childcare scheme

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If you're a working parent, find out how you'll be affected by the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme, how it will work and when it will come into force.

Child benefit changes

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More than 1 million families are affected by changes to the child benefit system that will result in them losing their benefit altogether, or having their payments reduced. Are you affected? 

Working parents: your rights

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Maternity and paternity leave, breastfeeding at work, flexible working: info on your rights if you're a working parent.


starting a business

Thinking of going it alone and working for yourself? Entrepreneur Alex Ritchie shares some of her top tips for starting your own business.