A KEY post is up for grabs – nanny to Prince Harry and Meghan’s child. Sources say the couple may buck tradition by getting a male nanny, or “manny”, for the role. While 98 per cent of those working as nannies in the UK are women, in Meghan’s US homeland, employing a manny is much more common. JENNY FRANCIS talked the issue over with three British men on the childcare frontline. Jay Orchard DESPERATE parents have tried to poach Jay Orchard away from other families because male nannies are in such short supply, he says. Single Jay, 27, from Pirbright, Surrey, has worked as a manny for five years. He says: WHEN I heard the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were considering hiring a male nanny I was delighted. Prince Harry will find it easier to be more involved with day-to-day childcare with a male nanny to guide him. Many dads feel sidelined because mums appear to have an inbuilt ability to care for children and they’re often afraid that their questions … [Read more...] about The British men taking on the traditionally female role of nanny by caring for young children
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'To find out that your child has cancer, to see him get really poorly and then to be told that nothing further can be done for him is unimaginable - but King’s were different' Care for children with liver disease is set to be transformed if a new fundraising drive raises one and a half million for King’s College Hospital. King’s College Hospital Charity launched the Transforming Liver Care (TLC) appeal last week to raise funds for cutting-edge equipment, improve care, and provide support for them and their families. Today, more children than ever are surviving serious liver disorders – 94 per cent – in part due to the specialist care given at King’s Paediatric Liver Centre. Children with chronic liver disease face physical challenges but can also be affected by long-term mental health and educational needs. Some experience mental health problems, lower IQ, and a higher rate of learning disabilities. More than thirty per cent will need specialist … [Read more...] about Appeal launched to raise £1.5 million for children with liver disease at King’s College Hospital
Option of splitting leave to care for children being discussed by government BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Government is looking into giving parents the option of splitting leave to look after their new-born children. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/option-of-splitting-leave-to-care-for-children-being-discussed-by-government-37900898.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/article37900895.ece/062cb/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_94d82d54-b9d2-4cf5-8400-46384cb55516_1 Email The Government is looking into giving parents the option of splitting leave to look after their new-born children. Leo Varadkar and Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone said they were both in favour of parents being able to share their leave to mind their children. Ms Zappone said it was one of the measures being looked at by government. “The commitment is, especially in the first year, what’s best for the child is that as much as possible a parent … [Read more...] about Option of splitting leave to care for children being discussed by government
Hampshire & Isle of Wight 11 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-47203591 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A care home at the centre of protests from staff and residents over its proposed closure, is set to for … [Read more...] about Threatened care home set for reprieve
PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 February 2019 Havering Town Hall Archant Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week. Some RA councillors did back ToriesDenis O’Flynn, full address supplied, writes:Terry F Matthews LL B ( Hons) Romford Recorder (February 1) seems to be suffering from an ailment known as the amnesia of convenience when he claims RA councillors have never propped up a Tory administration. You mate, have got to be joking.Have you forgotten the number of occasions when RA and Tory formed the administration and have you looked at the last council and the number of RAs who actually sat on the cabinet and the present Harold Wood councillors who are part of the present administration thus keeping the Tories in power?In fairness, I watch some arguments advanced by the present RA leadership as both challenging and factual a far cry from the days when a vote for RA meant a vote for the Tories when the chips were down.Harold Hill residents will … [Read more...] about Recorder letters: Dovers Farm Green, RA councillors, clean up borough, care for the elderly and parking policies.