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Advice for parents

Advice for parents-to-be

A recent poll revealed four in ten mums end up in debt while on maternity leave and one in ten mums have to cut short their maternity leave. Worcestershire County Council's Family Information Service is supporting  working parents-to-be in Worcestershire by offering information and advice to help them plan for their maternity leave, at free sessions held across the County.

The next free session will be held on May 15 at the Finstall Centre in Bromsgrove at 6.30pm. During the two hour session, parents will be able to find out about financial assistance available, maternity/paternity leave and pay and more. If parents are considering returning to work then the Family Information Service (FIS) can provide lots of information on childcare options, help with childcare costs and how to choose the right type of childcare for your child.

Julie Stevenson, Team Manager for the FIS said, "This recent poll has revealed that some parents are struggling with the current financial pressures of having a family and having a new baby should not be a time when parents are worrying about debt. These sessions may help parents to plan their finances around their maternity and paternity leave."

To book your free place or to find out when other sessions will take place, contact the Family Information Service on 01905 822666, or email You can also visit our website at


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This page was last reviewed 19 April 2012 at 16:47.
The page is next due for review 16 October 2013.