Would the 9.2 million grandparents in the UK who are actively involved in the care and raising of their grandchildren, kindly stand up and be counted?

The country would grind to a halt if you all simultaneously downed tools, and stopped. You are lifesavers for your own children by taking either an active or essential role in the care or raising of your grandchildren. From pre-schoolers, through to teens and beyond, you keep the wheels on the family bus going round and round, enabling your own grown children to work and play, all while keeping the kids happy.  The country salutes you.

On a regular basis, around four out of five children are cared for by a grandparent, while parents go out to work. Across the country, a staggering 60 per cent of childcare is provided by grandparents, saving parents around £2000 and the economy around £4 billion annually.*

In most cases, you grandparents are a hidden demographic, giving hours of your time, often on the move, spending large chunks of your retirement and pensions, while doing a job you really love.

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Many grandparents depend on digital technology to manage their busy lives. But sometimes, going back to basics in the form of a weekly planner is the simplicity needed for organising grandchildren. The GoMunkee Weekly Planner 2018 is perfect for organised and disorganised people who don’t want to be left to their own (digital) devices in order to plan their hectic family life. Each week, there’s an uncomplicated seven day view, so everyone who needs to know, knows what’s going on.

Available from Amazon £6.00.

GoMunkee is a new, free web app especially for parents, grandparents or any adult with responsibility for children.  Launching in Spring 2018, GoMunkee is an indispensable catch-all digital signpost. It’s been designed to help you find things to see and do with your children/grandchildren (0-16) – locally, regionally and nationally. And, whatever your location or the ages of the children, everything will be in one place. GoMunkee is big on ideas, so it will inspire and suggest things to see and do with children in your care, based on the preferences you input. GoMunkee takes away the chore of trying to find great things for kids to see and do, whilst saving you precious time.   Sign up for our newsletter today.

* Office for National Statistics

By | 2018-04-04T11:15:46+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Family Life, Grandparents|0 Comments