Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Operation Save Care2Learn Day 4

Posted by Prymface on Friday, September 30, 2011,

It's Day 4 of 'Operation Save Care2Learn'.

This is where we are:

Successes

1. So far 44 young parents have responded to the survey about being a young parent and returning to education -  This is fab and the results are really interesting. The results so far not only identify the importance of childcare and when young parents think is the best time to return to education but they also suggests other areas where colleges could be more helpful in supporting young parents. I will use the results ga...
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Looks like it's up to us then

Posted by Prymface on Wednesday, September 28, 2011,

This month the Government launched its consultation on changes to Care to Learn.

When Care to Learn works it is an amazing thing.  It basically pays the childcare (up to £160 a week) for young parents under 20 while they are in education. For young parents who aren't lucky enough to have their mum on hand just round the corner to look after their little cherub (for which I will be eternally grateful) Care to Learn is often the only way that young mums can afford to go back to college and gain...

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Care to Learn Consultation

Posted by Prymface on Friday, September 2, 2011,

"Care to Learn provides non income-assessed support for childcare and associated travel costs to young parents of up to £160 a week (£175 in London) to enable them to complete their education, gain qualifications and enter employment. Childcare payments are made direct to the childcare provider. In academic year 2009/10 the programme cost around £37 million and provided childcare support to 7,933 young parents. ...
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How to be on a teen mum reality show (and survive)

Posted by Prymface on Friday, September 2, 2011,

1. Make sure you are 100% comfortable with your life being exposed for everyone to see.

2. Read the contract before you sign anything.

3. Remember that you can change your mind/pull out at any time if you're unhappy.

4. Remember that whatever you do, some people just DO NOT LIKE teen mums - it's ignorant and unfair but it's life - be prepared for negative comments and don't let them get to you.

5. Being on TV does not stop when the cameras stop or the show finishes - be prepared to be recognised ...
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