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Find a job as a parent

Looking for and finding work as a parent

If you’ve been out of work or on leave for a while, Parent Club can help you find and get support for the right job for you.

They also have information about:

  • low income
  • childcare
  • support for women
  • support for young people
  • support if you're disabled
  • redundancy
  • training
  • travelling to interviews and starting work
  • debt
  • wellbeing and mental health
  • remote working

Get help to find work or increase your earnings as a parent

The Parental Employability Support Fund (PESF) supports parents to get a job or to increase their income if they’re already in work.

An Employability Lead from your local council will agree a plan of action with you and give you support. This can include support to:

  • upskill or retrain
  • find a job
  • tell you about other services who can help you

Your local council will deliver the Parental Employability Support Fund. You can contact them for more information about eligibility and how to apply.

Get help with childcare

You may be eligible for help with childcare. This could include:

  • Funded Early Learning and Childcare
  • Tax-Free Childcare

Check what you're entitled to and search for childcare in your area.

You can also check what other help with money you can get as a parent.

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