Ben Black
Ben Black is Director of My Family Care which provides childcare support to employers at businesses such as P&G, Barclays, KPMG, Deloitte, and IBM. He is also one of the founding members of Tinies which has 20 nurseries/crèches under management and 30 childcare agencies and founded Good Care Guide, the Trip Advisor type site for the childcare industry.

About My Family Care - My Family Care - Making work+family work. My Family Care is the leading provider of family friendly solutions to companies in the UK and internationally. My Family Care is passionate about helping employers with their work+family strategies and implementing employee solutions. Our vision is to prove that the employee who combines career and family successfully can be the most engaged and productive member of any team. My Family Care services include Consultancy & Training, Care Search, Backup Care, and Life Transition Coaching.

Entries by Ben Black

Shared Parental Leave - Where are we now?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 April 2016 | (15:25)

This was the title of the report we released on Tuesday, a year after the government introduced Shared Parental Leave (SPL). What's been interesting to me is the reaction to the report. We highlighted a few things that were positive - because we are very much in favour...

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A Dose of Hindsight and Being 'That' Football Dad

(0) Comments | Posted 11 December 2015 | (14:58)

Seize the day

Carpe diem. Live for the moment. No regrets. That's me. I'm very good at looking forward rather than back. I mean, if you spent all your time thinking about the mistakes you've made, there wouldn't be much time left to contemplate the glorious list of future accomplishments...

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Why Employers Shouldn't Worry About Equal Pay Litigation

(0) Comments | Posted 4 November 2015 | (14:02)

There's a new report out from Eversheds to the effect that employers are terrified that new requirements for gender pay gap reporting will lead to litigation. And, ipso facto, come and get some great legal advice to ease your fears...

Should employers be worried?...

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What Are the True Benefits of Being a Family-Friendly Employer?

(0) Comments | Posted 30 September 2013 | (16:08)

So what are the true benefits of being a family-friendly employer? It's a good question. There's lots of stuff written about being "family-friendly" and about how by being nice to your working mums you will somehow help the bottom line. But is that really true? As usual, hard numbers are...

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Is the UK's Childcare System a Mess?

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2013 | (13:48)

The UK spends more than any of its western counterparts on childcare and yet it remains unaffordable for many working parents and continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. So what went wrong; who can we blame; and what are the solutions?

Well, the blame bit is easy...

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Childcare Ratios Need to Be Relaxed if We Are Going to Make Lasting Change

(6) Comments | Posted 29 January 2013 | (12:42)

As someone who employs 200 people across various childcare businesses, from nannies to nursery staff, I feel passionately about the statement made by Liz Truss this morning about the changes to ratios proposed by the government, as well as the debates that will ensue.

This is an announcement that...

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