The Mumsnet Family Friendly Programme

Making life easier for parents has always been at the very core of our ethos. We want to help make Britain one of the best places in Europe to raise a family – but change needs to come in the home and the workplace.

Every year, our Family Friendly Awards celebrates the companies contributing to this change by making life easier for working parents.

Read all about our current programme members and keep an eye on the list as more companies join up.


Programme aims

Find out what our Family Friendly programme is setting out to do, as we strive to make Britain one of the best places in Europe to raise a family.

Members of Family Friendly

Woman with baby working

The Mumsnet Family Friendly programme's vision is to encourage businesses to adopt flexible and effective working practices. Find out which companies are proud to say they've joined up and are helping employees get the support they need.

Mumsnet employment survey

Our 2016 Family Friendly survey concluded that a staggering 27% of parents had no idea they had the right to request flexible working.

Family Friendly Awards and Hall of Fame

Every year, our Family Friendly Awards celebrate the companies making life easier for families in the UK. Three awards were up for grabs this year: the inaugural Employment and Recruitment awards, plus the Special Innovation award.

Find a family friendly job

Struggling to find a work role that not only fits around your family life, but understands it too? Find flexible roles with family friendly employers on the Mumsnet Jobs boards.

Policies and pledges

Find out what other organisations are saying about family-friendly policies, and what the government's proposed policy changes – from returnships to shared parental leave – will mean for you.

Family Friendly on the boards

Talk: See what Mumsnetters have to say on making life more family-friendly – from quota queries to boardroom targets.