We are family friendly!

We are family friendly!

Family friendly policies:

CHF have a range of family-friendly policies aimed at helping our staff to manage their commitments at home alongside their employment with us.

We are constantly reviewing what we can do to enable our staff to work in roles that reflect their skills and experience whilst carrying out caring roles in their non-working time. With that in mind, we offer enhancements to the statutory entitlements for annual leave, maternity pay, shared parental pay and adoption pay.

Suit your lifestyle!

Due to the nature of the work we carry out there are often opportunities to work flexibly* to help fit in with home commitments. We offer a variety of opportunities from term time only work in our school to full-time, part-time, weekend only and bank shifts on our residential bungalows; this range of opportunities offers great flexibility and choice for people who work with us.
*subject to department requirements/management approval 

Childcare support:

The Government currently offers the following childcare support:

  • Tax-Free Childcare: Up to £2000 per child per year for working parents with children aged under 12 (or up to £4000 for disabled children under 17).
  • 15 hours of free childcare a week: For parents of all 3 and 4 year olds, and parents of 2 year olds who receive some forms of government support. † ‡
  • 30 hours of free childcare a week: For working parents for their 3 and 4 year olds. † ‡
  •  Universal Credit: If parents claim it, they can get up to 85% of their childcare costs covered for children under 16.
  • Tax credits: If parents claim it, they can get up to 70% of their childcare costs covered for children under 16 (or under 17 if disabled).

† Some providers may charge for additional services, parents should speak to their provider about any additional charges that may apply
‡ 38 weeks a year but hours can be stretched depending on providers

For more information on childcare go to https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

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