New Futures – Work Life Balance

A parent’s guide to work-life balance when returning to work

Balancing working-life with home-life as a single parent can be a challenge. It involves a multitude of skills and decisions about how to manage your hours around your children’s needs while still fulfilling your own life and work goals and future aspirations.

Work-life balance can mean different things to different people. This programme will provide access to helpful advice, information and resources to support you with areas such as:

  • Questions to ask around finding good quality and suitable childcare
  • Budgeting Skills and entitlements when in work
  • Talking with your manager to help you both get what you need
  • Creating networks to help find the support you need
  • …and much more.

We hope that these resources will support you with the information that you need to help you to achieve the work-life balance that suits you and your family.

This programme is an online resource for lone parents who have recently returned to work or are about to return to work.

You will find various kinds of support materials on this course like videos, pictures, infographics and links to other websites that have up-to-date information in your country. Most of the units contain “how-to” advice and links to useful resources. They also contain examples of scenarios you might face as a working lone parent and case studies showing how other lone parents have succeeded in work. The modules are divided into small units that you can complete in less than 20 minutes each.

The whole programme should take no longer than 5 hours to complete, including all the external content.

But keep in mind that this is reference tool for your convenience. It is up to you how much you wish to complete the programme and you can refer back to it at any time that is convenient for you.

This programme is delivered completely online. It has been designed to be convenient and time-efficient so you can access what you need from anywhere at any time, and then get on with your day. This programme is interactive in that it allows you to keep track of your progress, and there are some quizzes to keep things interesting and recap on what you’ve learned.

Unrecognised course ID.