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Early years learning

A lot of today’s children attend nursery school, whether it’s full-time to allow both parents to work or part-time just to help them to socialise.  But is nursery school meant to be ‘school’? Should a nursery or play group be responsible for learning or just keeping the children [...]Read more

Competition v Failure

Ask any business person and they’ll tell you that competition is healthy.  However, in the education world there have been a couple of decades where conflicting messages have been propagated. Some schools almost stopped sports days because they didn’t want to have winners and [...]Read more

Time to choose a career?

The child who has a clear view of their career path from an early age is rare.  Most kids don’t know what they want to do when they finish education, so how do they make the right decisions for their future? Part of the problem is that you don’t know what you don’t know.  As […]Read more

Teach your kids to dream

During the summer, in the midst of A level result fever, Stormzy announced he would be funding two places at Cambridge University for black students. The rapper wants to inspire smart black students to dream big and not to let the reputation of top notch universities intimidate [...]Read more

Learning to ride a bike

A recent study has found that over a third of primary-age children cannot ride a bike!  A worrying statistic, but with the summer here there’s no better time to grab a bike and get out there. Before we go into our tips for learning to ride, we know bikes are an expensive [...]Read more

Healthy, no-sugar baking

We all know sugar isn’t the best thing to include in our diets, but we also like to bake for our family and most children do love a slice of cake.  We’ve put together a great no-sugar bake which passes the taste test, but lessens the sugar guilt. This is one recipe, but the [...]Read more

Fun activities to do for free

Days out with the kids can be expensive. But there’s also a heap of things you can do at home or away, for free.  Here are some ideas. Build a den There are so many ways you can build a den, from draping a sheet over the top of a couple of dining chairs to […]Read more

Keep moving

Woo-hoo it’s the holidays, no more alarm and no more school run.  But, if you’re used to walking, scooting or cycling to school, you can find there’s a large activity hole left to fill in your day. Children need an hour of vigorous exercise every day, ideally more, so how do you [...]Read more

Don’t lose the learning habit

Hooray, it’s the holidays, no more school.  Children are celebrating not having to sit in the classroom all day.  Without the routine of school, who wants to do schoolwork?  You might prefer to give your child a total break, but, six weeks is a long time and getting back into the [...]Read more

Suntan Lotion UVA and UVB

Finding the right suntan lotion for your little one can be a minefield.  With so many brands on the market, it’s hard to know what’s going to benefit them and which could cause more problems.  We’ve tried to break it down into some easy to look out for tips. Know your ratings A [...]Read more

Get ahead of the summer holiday

With six weeks of no school, it’s easy to banish all thoughts of next term with a sigh of relief.  But it’s wise to plan ahead a little.  Here are a few tips that will help smooth the way through to the next school year. Get your payments in check With the majority of schools [...]Read more

“Mummy, I can’t sleep”

We’ve had some glorious weather and the kids love playing out in the sunshine, but when it comes to getting a little one to sleep there lies a challenge!  Falling asleep as an adult when it’s hot is hard enough, but little bodies seem to produce even more heat than we do, so how [...]Read more

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